The Dim Bulb

Matthew Yglesias is the Editor of, the site that runs pro-Palestinian and Hamas propaganda and other liberal drivel subsidized by General Electric. I do hope the Israelis pay attention to the screeds General Electric subsidizes over there. Vox has even basically accused Israel of blood libel.


In any event, as I’ve noted before, my friend Pejman Yousefzadeh has well documented, Yglesias is just not that bright. He thinks Joe Lieberman is a dumb Jewish politician; was shocked to discover Senators represent the states as opposed to populations; was unaware of a black conservative tradition; couldn’t understand why Miami didn’t expand westward (hint: a giant swamp); had no idea an incumbent President had been defeated in primaries (Jimmy Carter lost 13 primaries in 1980 to Ted Kennedy and Jerry Brown); thought Bobby Jindal’s reputation for intelligence was just ethnic stereotyping; argued it was okay to lie about having kids; wanted to know why Egypt didn’t have a Parliamentary system as if it’d matter and, by the way, it already does have one; thinks there are too many banks; thinks no banks have been chartered in 2013 even though banks were chartered in 2013; and the list goes on.

More importantly, Matthew Yglesias believes it is okay for liberals to lie in debates. He claimed “Fighting dishonesty with dishonesty is sometimes the right thing for advocates to do”. After all, according to Yglesias, Republicans are bad people; there are few if any conservatives he respects; and liberals aren’t condescending enough to conservatives who make stupid arguments no matter how smart they are.


More recently, in his capacity as Editor of Vox, Yglesias has announced there are provinces in England, when there are not. He tweeted a map of Africa that actually had bad geography in it. And he’s let get past him the idea that there’s a bridge connecting the West Bank and Gaza.

All this from a guy who mused openly about the total eradication of the Palestinian state. (Quite a turn to now be editing a site that seems committed to blaming Israel for Hamas’s actions)

I tell you all this because today Yglesias calls Charles C.W. Cooke a dim bulb. That would be the Oxford educated Englishman Charles C. W. Cooke at National Review.

As my friend Sean Davis notes, Yglesias tends to get most things wrong. This is another of those times.



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