Posted on | July 20, 2014 | 29 Comments
Andrew O’Hehir (@AndOHehir) is the all-purpose genius at Salon whose job includes (a) writing crappy movie reviews and (b) spouting off about any random thing that catches his fancy. Last year, O’Hehir got himself memorably owned by Ace of Spades:
So, here’s the headline on O’Hehir’s latest opus at Salon:
In the interest of fairness, because I’m willing to give even the most obstinate left-wing doofus the benefit of the doubt, my first reaction was: “Well, that’s just the headline. Everybody knows that Salon.com is a troll operation that publishes click-bait headlines to attract traffic.” But then I read the article, which concludes thus:
From the American perspective Israel looks something like Frankenstein’s monster, a morally dubious and arguably unnatural creation that was stitched together with the noblest of intentions but not much foresight, and that produced a painful litany of unintended consequences. In that analogy we are Victor Frankenstein, who can never unmake his wayward creature, control it or untether himself from it. If I remember the story correctly, they destroy each other in the end.
This is so wrong in so many ways I don’t even know where to begin. I’m going to trust that Ace of Spades will dismantle it for us.