On Andrew Sullivan

Look, Ann Coulter is a vicious bigot, or at least she plays one on TV. So it is no surprise to see the attacks coming toward her, even from the right.

But this Andrew Sullivan comment on the matter is rather troubling.

I'm not being an hysteric about Coulter. Republicans, if they are serious about reaching the people they lost in 2006, need to start distancing themselves from her. She's their Michael Moore.

Now, there are certainly plenty of valid critiques of Michael Moore's style, and reasonable people can disagree about his politics. But to say that there is anything close to a moral equivalence between Moore and Coulter -- a racist, homophobic, simpleton -- is beyond absurd.

Sullivan discredits himself when he engages in this kind of McCarthyite nonsense.