Well, leftist progressives, should they step out-of-line from what the war machine considers acceptable, are not immune either. The neocon smear dogs are just as malicious.
For example, The Nation has a piece written by Katrina vanden Heuvel and her husband, Prof. Stephen F. Cohen, titled “Cold War Against Russia — Without Debate,” which makes the very important point that a fundamental shift in US foreign policy is taking place with absolutely zero debate.
Needless to say, the neocons are out with their sharpened pens:
You can see from Goldberg's Tweet above how the neocon propagandist New Republic responded.
So how did The Nation magazine become objectively pro-Czarist? http://t.co/56fUnibuj1— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) May 2, 2014
So leftist Progressives also receive the standard neocon treatment. They’re labeled as “deranged,” “pro-Czarist” and “Putin’s toadies”.
No one is allowed to deviate from the talking points of the war machine. Do so, and as sure as the sun rises in the East, the name-calling scribblers will be after you in full-force. Neocons are so predictably infantile.