Blogger Ben Domenech Strikes Back; Calls Washington Post Editors ‘Fools’
By: Robert B. Bluey
â€œThe idea that the attack machine has gotten to the level where they dig back to your freshman year of college, when youâ€™re 17,* and say, â€˜Hey, this guy should have been thinking about the authority of what he was writing the same way that people do at the New York Times,â€™ then, I mean, itâ€™s idiotic,â€? he said. â€œI certainly was sloppier than I should have been, but the sense that I ever felt this was significant or this was dangerous or that there was ever anything to come out of it is just ridiculous.â€?
On behalf of RedState
Now that the story is complete, we can move on. If you, as many have done, dedicate thousands of man-hours to scrutinizing of his life’s work, you’ll find two things: First, you’ll find several instances of this behavior, some attributable to youth, and some not. Second, you’ll find an amazingly talented writer, a man of principle, and an earnest young activist seeking not to advance himself — though advance he did — but the things he believed in.
“…And that bridge,” said the young man. “Do you see that stone bridge? I built that with my bare hands, piling stones and spreading mortar. And do you think they call me Ben the bridge-builder? No, they do not. That is not my name.”
The man threw back his whiskey, hiccuped, and roared, “But you fuck ONE BOX TURTLE…”
* Ben Domenech worked at Human Events, the weekly in which this article appears, at age 15, and began writing for NRO at 17.