I think it was Andrew Sullivan who was holding the bias watch regarding the labeling of conservatives. At any rate, the unrivaled Instapundit had a discussion this afternoon about how one of the side effects of Greta van Susteren’s cosmetic surgery was a ‘spate of articles, like this one.’
I went to the article to read it, and I saw something that Glenn missed or just decided not to comment on. Great van Susteren was described as a television personality. See if you can find the labelling disparity:
If she looks too good — like conservative columnist Ann Coulter — she’s a bimbo who trades on her looks. If she looks like an ordinary person — like Van Susteren — she’s a battle-ax. Even if, as in Van Susteren’s case, her personality always gave a sheen to her less-than-perfect face.
Again, I don’t care if you call Ann Coulter a conservative. She is a conservative (I would call her an ULTRA-conservative). But if we need to toss out labels, what would Greta be? I’ll give you a hint. It isn’t conservative, which is a dirty word in the San Francisco publication that this story appeared in.