Unarmed in partisan argument
... and already Winston Smith is having doubts. Like Ted Barlow, he's a reasonable guy in an unreasonable dispute. Matt Yglesias has the advantage of a bit less balance and a lot more clarity on how the CounterRoveation is being waged. But to really understand the dynamic at play, you have to read The Poor Man. Bonus discussion on Bob Somerby's latest swerve from cranky bulldogged metareporting to being a "yes the Rebpublicans are worse but the liberals are blah" crank again, only worse. (Latter link via Azael in WS's comments.) More on the subject of Wilson's veracity from Josh Marshall - apparently Cheney's office ought to have gotten the report, but they weren't interested in info challenging their assumptions.