Three days ago, Sundance over at The Conservative Treehouse posted this:
Now whether or not you agree with Sundance’s take on the situation, the facts ARE that the son of Mark Levin’s fiance’ is a staffer for Ted Cruz, and Mark didn’t see fit to mention the potential conflict of interest until he was forced to do so.
The same day that Sundance put up his post, Breitbart also ran this:
I honestly don’t know where Sundance got the information contained in his post, but it is a good guess that he either heard Levin talk about it on his show, somebody who heard it told him, and/or he read the piece over at Breitbart, or some other similar site.
What I am finding very interesting is why Mark Levin is personally going after Sundance. Take a look at this. It’s a post made yesterday on Mark Levin’s Facebook page:
Since the bare facts are correct – Mark Levin’s fiance’s son is a staffer for Ted Cruz, and Mark didn’t disclose it until it was leaked to the press – why is he bothering to go after a relatively small-time blogger? I don’t mean to denigrate Sundance and CTH, but let’s face it – he’s not Matt Drudge or Breitbart.
It seems to me that a big-time conservative public celebrity going after a relatively unknown blogger comes across as small, and it will only draw negative attention to himself, rather than to the one he is “calling out”. Frankly, it looks like bullying.
Based on the bare facts, it doesn’t make sense to me. I mean, if Sundance told lies about Levin, or misrepresented the facts, or threatened Levin in any way, or even mentioned the name of Mark Levin’s fiance or her son, he might have a good reason to be outraged.
The outrage seems out of proportion to the facts.
Sundance didn’t lie about what happened – he just put his own spin on the facts as they exist. He didn’t threaten anybody, and he didn’t “out” any innocent individuals.
Help me out here. I’ve listened to Mark Levin when his show is on and I’m in the car, and even bought one of his books, but I’m not a regular listener to his radio show. Does he do this kind of thing on a regular basis? I understand why he might call out a public figure, or a politician, or even a reporter or another radio personality – but a blogger?
In full disclosure, for those who don’t already know it, I have worked at CTH for a long time as an administrator and sometime writer. I’m just a blogger too. By the way, I haven’t asked Sundance how he happened to write the post that caused this uproar, or where he got the information.
So, what do you think?
P.S.: Doesn’t Mark Levin refer to himself as “The Great One”, or is that only what Hannity called him?