Vocabulary Time: Nutpicking

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Kevin Drum’s readers have come up with a great description for the practice of combing through the comments on blog sites to justify the conclusion that liberals are crazy.

The term? Nutpicking.

Of course, with some sites, every comment is proof positive that the posters there are certifiable, so the application of the term might not be universal.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

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