Not having read American Taliban – and not particularly being interested in reading American Taliban, either – I don’t particularly plan to care overmuch about the blipping thing. But after flipping through these self-congratulatory missives on how the book sucks just as badly as they think that Liberal Fascism did, I have to say: Kevin Drum, Matthew Yglesias, and the rest of them seem rather blatantly upset that Markos Moulitsas can get books published and they can’t. Couple that with an existing desire to malign Jonah Goldberg’s (quite good) book – and if you wonder whether Jonah got under the Left’s skin with his insights, read their complaints and wonder no further – and you end up with this kind of petulant whining.
I’d be sympathetic, except that it’s Moulitsas, which means that this is totally deserved from a karmic perspective.
PS: My colleague Dan McLaughlin wrote a very good article on this subject here.
UPDATE: I see that Jonah’s noticed this backward recognition, too.