Star-Tribune “columnist” (and I use the term losely) Nick Coleman unleashed a vitriolic broadside against the bloggers of Powerline, which resulted in John Hinderaker firing a broadside back — and as always, Coleman comes out looking like a fool, and a pathetic one at that.
Now granted, Nick Coleman writing a tepid and hackneyed piece blaming all the world’s ills (including those that don’t exist) is about as groundbreaking as the sun coming up in the east, but I detect a bit of jealously here. Coleman is a partisan hack from a regional newspaper while the Powerline bloggers have gotten national attention, and deservedly so. While Coleman sits and his office (I always have the mental picture of Coleman as being a Gollum-like figure sitting in his office cursing “those nasty Republicanses”) coughing up insipid liberal tripe, Hinderaker and company are making national news and doing the things that journalists used to do.
Coleman always struck me a spiteful little troll — and this column only confirms that suspicion.