Newsweek: The Moderate Voice: Subtext and Liberals

Newsweek

The Moderate Voice: Subtext and Liberals

Bloggingheads.tv has a great conversation between Daniel Larison of the American Conservative and Eli Lake of the lamented New York Sun, on the tactic among liberals to draw hidden meanings from McCain ads (e.g.; the celebrity ad with Britney and Paris-white-women-paired with a picture of Obama) and things supposedly said at McCain rallies. I think the conversation is important because as Eli Lake says, it tends to demolish the plain meaning of speech, or at least the speech coming from conservatives. If every comment uttered by conservatives is deemed racially suspect, then it makes it hard, if not impossible, for conservatives to honestly criticize Obama on any issue

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