Another was far right idealogue Daniel Pipes. Pipes was happy to share credit with Steve J. Rosen:
What you may not know is that Steven J. Rosen of the Middle East Forum was the person who first brought attention to the problematic nature of Freeman's appointment, in a February 19 blog titled "Alarming appointment at the CIA." Within hours, the word was out; and three weeks later Freeman has conceded defeat. Only someone with Steve's stature and credibility could have made this happen.
Talking points Memo founder, Josh Marshall, observed Tuesday about Rosen what Pipes misses:
The man who led the campaign against the Chas Freeman appointment is currently awaiting trial on charges of espionage.
Marshall links to Max Blumenthal's Daily Beast feature about weird and pathetic aspects of Freeman's withdrawal. It is the first link to Blumenthal's work I've noticed by Marshall. Phil Weiss, at mondoweiss, has been featuring Max more and more.
Max, as some PA readers may remember, came up to Alaska to cover Sarah Palin's links to millennial dispensationalists and far-right militias. He was based out of our house. Max and Dave Neiwert are writing a book on the subject.
Pipes, in his email about the Freeman withdrawal, erroneously credits a Max Blumenfeld for having noted Rosen's key role. But a click on the link brings one to Max Blumenthal.
I wrote to Max yesterday, about the error. He wrote back, addressing me as "Mr. Mungerstein." I love it!
I guess that's partially in recognition of being the only Alaskan to attempt covering I/P and AIPAC-related issues comprehensively.
Here's Max on the the Al Jazeera report: