Yglesias Award Nominee

Andrew Sullivan —  May 30 2012 @ 7:36am

"Conservative bloggers led the charge in denouncing [Chris] Hayes. They shouldn't have. Hayes wasn't attacking the war dead. He wasn't even concluding that we shouldn't use the word "hero" to describe them. He was using his feelings — discomfort rooted in concern that the label applies a positive pressure towards U.S. entry into more wars — to open a discussion. … More contemporary biases ought to be questioned, not fewer. Conservatives, the minority in the media and academic elites, ought to be the first to defend those who raise uncomfortable questions or stake out unpopular views," – Timothy Carney, The Washington Examiner. Previous commentary here and here.