Glenn Greenwald is being quite awesome lately, including in this piece, in which he talks about Digby’s recent speech, which I watched, such that I now know that she’s a she. Anyway: “Fringe liberal bloggers”.
Radicals and extremists are those who believe that we ought to invade and occupy foreign countries which have not attacked and cannot attack us, or that we ought to lock people away indefinitely with no process and/or torture them, or that the president has the power to ignore our duly enacted laws. As is true for any collection of large numbers of people, there surely are liberal bloggers who hold views that are shared only by a small minority. But objectively speaking, the defining views, the ones that its members hold almost unanimously in common, are anything but radical or “fringe.”