Rundle would perhaps do a better job of analysing things if he bothered taking the time to get his facts right!
Today it is seeming to think a Scots sniper is an Australian, though his real point here was to try and have a go at conservative blogger Tim Blair with an infantile and fatuous remark about a twelve thousand mile shot that really made no sense at all.
Though I'm not surprised in the least that Rundle, an out of touch "academic" who apparently hasn't gotten over his undergraduate flirtation with Marxism, (a kind of Peter Pan syndrome I suppose you'd call it), has no clue whatsoever about the difficulty in hitting a target out in the open that is a mile away.
But as the Cut & Paste section from The Australian (about which the people at Crikey seem to be absolutely obsessed about) points out, that was nothing:
Rundle wasn't doing much better either today in trying to understand the concern about President Obama's vastly expensive and bureaucratic proposals to "reform" health care in America, doing nothing more than picking up partisan Democratic talking points about astroturfing and less than honest claims about the behaviour of opponents.
Perhaps he takes speaker Nancy Pelosi seriously, (and he'd be one of the few people left in the world who does), when she talks about people turning up to town hall meetings wearing swastikas?
Or does he take Paul Krugman's line that anybody opposing this plan must be doing so because they are racist? You know, if you have a black president and you are white, you couldn't possibly have an honestly held difference of opinion could you.
Come to think of it though, Rundle did play the race card too