Over at his other home, Peter Suderman wonders why liberals don’t want Democratic politicians to appear on FoxNews. But the real question is, why are liberals so eager to negotiate with foreign dicators, yet so appalled by the idea of their presidential candidates appearing on a cable network they don’t like? Meeting with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad — a Holocaust denier who fancies a world without America and vows to wipe Israel off the map — is good policy, but sitting down for a softball interview with Bill O’Reilly, is an abomination. Giving a propaganda victory to Kim Jong-il while he proliferates weapons, maintains gulags, and builds nukes, is worthwhile, but legitimizing Chris Wallace is beyond the pale.
What’s so silly about the left is not that they hate conservatives, but that their hatred is so out of proportion that they are more likely to cut slack to our nation’s real enemies than fellow Americans who they disagree with. As obnoxious as I may find Keith Olbermann, he’s no Pol Pot.