Times Covers WaPo Comments Mess
Actually it's reasonably fair
.The blowback is hardly without precedent, but it is worth noting that much of it came from the left. Flaming and invective know no ideology, but there is a tendency toward seeing a growing conspiracy behind every ill-chosen word - something once thought to be the province mainly of conservatives.
Last June, Michael Kinsley found himself at the wrong end of the fire hose after he wrote that the so-called Downing Street memo, which suggested to some that prewar intelligence had been manipulated to support the invasion of Iraq, amounted to not much. He said the overwhelming online response was "an encouraging sign" for the left. "Developing a paranoid theory and promoting it to the very edge of national respectability takes a certain amount of ideological self-confidence," he later wrote.
Michelle Malkin checks in on the topic
with an entertaining and wide-ranging post.