Glenn Reynolds maintains his standards of accuracy and civility

Anyone who criticizes the Instapundit must be hearing “gibbering voices inside his head.”

For someone so gleeful about handing out criticism, Glenn Reynolds is remarkably thin-skinned when he’s the target.

Apparently anyone who thinks Reynolds is wrong must be insane: listening to “the gibbering voices inside his head.”

And quoting facts established by a first-class reporter and not challenged by the politician they embarrass is “tabloid speculation,” if the politician is one Reynolds might vote for, though promoting a Drudge/Murdoch slander about John Kerry and an “intern,” and never retracting when the story turned out to be bogus, is just good, clean fun.

Footnote I’m still waiting for Glenn’s excuse for grossly misrepresenting a New York Times op-ed by seven soldiers of the 82nd Airborne, an op-ed that completely shreds the optimistic view of developments in Iraq so dear to the warbloggers’ hearts.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: