Alas, Red Scare blogger, we hardly knew ye

Ben Domenech, the "Red State" blogger, is out at the Washington Post. Not because he falsely labeled Coretta Scott King a "communist," which we wrote about at length earlier today, but because of a plagiarism problem (the guy was a veritable kleptomaniac for words).

The issues raised by Domenech's commie hysteria -- maybe the blog should have been called "Red Scare"? -- still hold.

From backwards-looking cultural mores to McCarthy apologetics, the 50s revival is in full swing (it was even the theme of this week's American Idol, a sure sign of the zeitgeist). Domenech was just a particularly visible and pathetic specimen.