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Ace v. Frum


… wherein Ace of Spades operates on David Frum, completing the job the mohel started.

Frum made the fatal error of taking poorly aimed, poorly considered shots at Andrew Breitbart today, much as he had done earlier to Rush Limbaugh. Ace, in honor of the fallen man pulls out knives.  A lot of them.

As I type this, Breitbart is more alive than David Frum has ever been.

There is a strong element of literal truth to that: Breitbart has accomplished more in just the last three years than Frum has achieved over his entire career, and the string of good people Andrew has elevated will continue his work long into the future.

It reminds one of a scene in The Fountainhead:  Did Breitbart even know who David Frum was?

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Libertarian Advocate permalink
    2012/03/02 11:32

    Frum? He’s just pissed that he’s been left in the cultural dust and is now effectively irrelevant, except perhaps in the Democrat salons of Georgetown where they pet him like the good lapdog he is.

    RINO Hunting 101 Very good!

    • 2012/03/02 13:42


      Hey LA,
      It’s such a sad waste, too. I’m reminded of Buckley. Buckley invested some of his own credibility in supporting Frum’s career. Then again, Mister f’Buckley promoted Rich Lowry.

      NR began to resemble Playboy: Hefner was completely incapable of seeing where the sexual revolution was heading, thus at the end of he day he was following, not leading. PB’s stock and power sank as incoming young lads turned elsewhere. PB’s product too… even small shop Russian and Czech firms crank out more interesting products. The money and action and creativity in product and business moved to the web.

      Likewise NR: WFB had no appreciation for the effects of mass communication on Liberty. There were robust arguments between Conservatives and Libertarians. Only Jonah Goldberg seemed to “get it.” By the time the Tea Party Revolution got rolling in 2009, National Review was getting eaten alive by Drudge and Breitbart and Glenn Reynolds, Town Hall – even Human Events had Red State going. The big action and money moved to the web and the political zeitgeist of Liberty had moved to the Tea Party. Lowry was flapping like a trout on deck and Frum was attacking Sarah Palin, a gal cut from Buckley’s cloth.

      Still, on balance, WFB was highly successful. Bill was human, I guess.

  2. 2012/03/02 20:52

    Shoot, I don’t even know who David Frum is, and I ain’t nobody. LOLZ and have a great weekend my friend.


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