Notes From Planet Conservatism, Tucker Carlson Edition


Contributing Editor David Weigel reports from the Conservative Political Action Conference for the Washington Independent, and discovers that, unless you enjoy the sound of boos, you can't call the New York Times a newspaper that tries to gather facts, and you can't warn activists that calling Barack Obama a "communist" is probably not persuasive messaging.

I spoke there last year–in a fun twist, I was basically defending John McCain's religosity (by explaining it, that is) to a mostly McCain-hating crowd–and the part of my shpiel that drew the most boos was a suggestion to a young activist that few methods of argumentation are less attractive to the opposite ideology than those that are inaccurate.

Here's Tucker Carlson getting booed:

And here's Carlson talking to Reason.tv at the Ron Paul Rally for the Republic: