People like Andy Martin would make life truly interesting in a bizarre sort of way–if they weren’t so horrifying.
When you read as much news copy as I do, you truly come to appreciate well-written journalism. Jim Rutenberg’s profile of anti-Semite, anti-Muslim, anti-Obama, anti-judge political personality of the moment, Andy Martin, is delightfully written as it cuts the man and his “reputation” to the quick.
This passage in particular made me laugh:
His [Martin’s] newfound prominence, and the persistence of his line of political attack…amazes those from his past.
“Well, that’s just a bookend for me,” said Tom Slade, a former chairman of the Florida Republican Party, whom Mr. Martin sued for refusing to support him. Mr. Slade said Mr. Martin was driven like “a run-over dog, but he’s fearless.”
Thank God for Southern idioms. Without it American English would be drab and dreary.
It’s one thing for an anti-semite like Martin to spread his whispers about Obama. It is quite another for a senior republican operative like Mary Matalin to publish a book by Jerome Corsi where Martin’s whispers are repeated as fact.
Dan Sniderman says
Beth – and also for Sean Hannity and Faux news to treat him like a respected source. He was introduced as “Author and Journalist”
Dan – Faux News (as you call it) is run by Roger Ailes, a long-time republican operative. He has no qualms about providing a venue for people like Martin and Corsi.