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August 19, 2005

I'VE SUDDENLY STARTED GETTING A LOT OF EMAILS LIKE THIS ONE:

I am disturbed by your continual smears of honorable Americans like Jamie Gorelick. If you disagree with the opinions of Ms. Gorelick, then please voice that at your discretion, but engaging in personal smears campaigns at the behest of Karl Rove and Grover Norquist really do a disservice to your readers. Jamie Gorelick’s memo did not disallow sharing of information between the military and the FBI. Please issue a correction in your next blog.

The thing is, I haven't written anything about Jamie Gorelick and Able Danger, so I guess I'm dropping the ball in the "continual smear" department. This post by Ann Althouse from when I was on vacation a week ago quotes an Investor's Business Daily editorial that mentions her, but that's the only mention of Gorelick on InstaPundit in over a year. So why the emails now?

None of the emails contains a link or reference to any particular post, which makes me think that this is some sort of mass email campaign. Any idea where they're coming from?

UPDATE: Ah, here.

MORE: Apparently I'm not the only one who's getting these.

STILL MORE: In response to an earlier post, reader Holger Uhl emails:

I am disturbed by your continual smears of honorable Americans like Mr. Ed and My Favorite Martian. If you disagree with the opinions of Mr. Ed and My Favorite Martian, then please voice that at your discretion, but engaging in personal smears campaigns at the behest of Karl Rove do a disservice to your readers. Please issue a correction in your next blog.

Sorry, but both of them are pictured on three-dollar bills. I don't need orders from Rove to notice that!

And, by the way, The Addams Family and The Munsters are about black families in white neighborhoods and the prejudice they face. Meanwhile, reader John Jorsett emails:

I am disturbed by your continual smears of honorable emailers like me. If you disagree with my hallucinations regarding your blog posts, then please voice that at your discretion, but engaging in personal smears campaigns at the behest of Chuckles the Clown and Joe Stalin really do a disservice to your readers. I never said that yo ... SNAKES! SNAKES! Please issue a correction in your next blog.

Watch out for the SNAKES!

STILL MORE: A failure to retract.

My earlier posts about Gorelick's conflict of interest, though not growing out of Able Danger, are, you know, right. But never mind. SNAKES!

MORE STILL: Heh. I should have known.

YET MORE: At least no one is calling me a "Jew prick."

FINALLY: More comments here. And here: "A shorter Atrios... Wait! You can't get any shorter. I mean: Thanks to Atrios for providing an instant example of what I'm saying about lefty blogs. Sigh."

Indeed. And the comments illustrate the lefty blogs' problems. Somewhere, Karl Rove is chortling over the left's ongoing self-destruction via self-parody.