JOHN HILER AT MICROCONTENT NEWS has a nicely measured response to the Arab News assault on James Taranto.

I hope Salon’s Eric Boehlert reads it.

UPDATE: “John R. Bradley,” who wrote the Arab News piece, swears that he’s a real person. The response: “I liked you better when I thought you were fictional.” Other commenters compare Bradley to Lord Haw-Haw and Lillian Hellman.