The Lunatic Wing
HP and the lunatic wing at the DSTs hate his [Osama Saeed's] guts ...
Flying Rodent in comments here yesterday. Look, this is Aaronovitch Watch not 'crazies with internet access' watch, but do keep up. H'sP and the DSTs are no longer friendly.
See here. I *think* what has happened in the comments is that they've all be deleted and replaced with comments on the comments, ie "[this fucker is just straight-up fucking strange]" and all commenter's site links have been replaced with links to this post which may or may not explain the split.
They don't like Marko or Norman Geras either. These differences may be superficial - both the DSTs and Norman Geras link to the Hitchens piece discussed on Monday. Approvingly. (A theory re that article I should have posted at the time: Hitchens is the sort of writer who plagiarizes himself. He wrote the 'good bits' years ago, found they didn't fit in whatever he was working on at the time and left them in a drawer. He then wrapped the McCain thing around old, and sane, observations.)