I have to admit: watching Pejman Yousefzadeh demolish Matt Yglesias like this is enjoyable, but I really can’t see that it’s really all that great use of the former’s personal, valuable time. I’ve long taken the view that the single-combat mindset that takes place across a lot of the political blogosphere is pretty counterproductive, at least for the Right; time we spend confronting the Left’s bloggers and pundits is time that we’re not spending confronting their owners who actually run things.
Seriously: Yglesias was interesting to read when he was a kid going to Harvard who also blogged. That was his hook. Now he’s a guy who got hired by The American Prospect and was promptly reconfigured into an interchangeable liberal op-ed writer with an Ivy League background.
PS: If Pejman merely enjoys smacking Yglesias around: that is, of course, a different story.