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Wednesday, May 15, 2002
Somebody –I can’t figure out who- took the text of yesterday’s entry and posted it on indymedia.org. It lead to a few hits for this site and generated a few responses so I guess I can’t complain.
Also, just so it is clear, nothing I said yesterday, or today for that matter, is meant to imply that there are not valid and serious criticisms of Noam Chomsky to be made. (And for some of those I suggest going to Bad Subjects, a zine I’ve written for, and checking out Joe Lockard’s review of 9-11 and Doug Henwood’s interview with Slavoj Zizek.)
Of course, Glenn Reynolds has a different take on this matter. On Friday he peppered lengthy quotes from Shapiro with calling Chomsky “an idiot” and saying people read Chomsky because “Maybe because, you know, they're idiots too?”
“Chomsky is an America-hating anti-Semite,” Reynolds said on Monday. ”if I were Chomsky, I'd hate myself.”
William Bennett may have formed Americans for Victory Over Terrorism to combat anti-war views but even said, “We do not wish to silence people.” (Interestingly, however, this particular quote does not appear on AVOT’s site according to a search on google.)