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A Good Hack Can’t Worry About This Stuff

[ 7 ] March 5, 2011 |

Yglesias, on ROTC being permitted back at Harvard now that the military complies with the unviersty’s nondiscrimination policies:

I’m eagerly awaiting “guess I was wrong” posts from all the conservatives who wrote over the years that the university’s insistence that student programming conforming to its non-discrimination policy was just a rationalization.

First in line should be Glenn Reynolds, who recently in an embarrassing-even-for-him op-ed asserted that Harvard’s ban of ROTC must have had nothing to do with the military’s refusal to comply with the school’s policies, because after all Harvard doesn’t “ban” a president who…doesn’t violate the school’s hiring policies, and indeed isn’t an employment recruiter, but…it all makes perfect sense if you’ve taken Reynolds’s advanced seminar in Illogical Wingnut Ressentiment. So now, that Reynolds’s smears have been definitively proven wrong, I wonder how he’ll react? In its entirety:

CHANGE: Harvard To Let ROTC Back On Campus.

Being a hack means never having to admit that you were wrong.

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  1. TT says:

    I would add only that being a conservative hack means you get to make shit up over and over again, and then be taken even more seriously as a result.

  2. Malaclypse says:

    Being a hack means never having to admit that you were wrong.

    And how courteous of our resident troll to prove this sentence correct.

  3. joe from Lowell says:

    Well, you’ve got to admit, Reynolds was right about this:

    Nor has Harvard Law alumnus Barack Obama (been banned from campus), who has maintained the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” policy

    I mean, DAMN that guy hates gay people! It’s like he wakes up every day in the East Wing, and think to himself, “How can I hurt gay people today?”

    Oh, wait…

  4. cpinva says:

    there is no such thing as

    embarrassing-even-for him

    as far as mr. reynolds is concerned. one must be capabable of experiencing the feeling, which he most certainly (along with his coterie) is not.

    to be a reynolds, beck, limbaugh, samuelson, bohner, et al requires the psychology of a sociopath, to keep your head from exploding.

  5. joe from Lowell says:

    Amazing, telling…and also imaginary.

  6. Anonymous says:

    You’re really on auto-pilot, aren’t you?

    It’s as if you’re not so much a person as a wingnut-talking points machine, triggered by word recognition. This is the bit that comes out when the word “military” is registered.

  7. hv says:

    Is fair Harvard being slandered as progressive? For shame, sirrah!

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