He's a very young lefty whose dad is the infamous "Sid Vicious" Blumenthal. Nothing is worse than a Jew who's anti-Israel. Recently he's been shown to be too quick to allege that the Israelis maliciously edited audio tapes of the flotilla goons, by inserting anti-semitic taunts, and there are several, to the IDF soldiers. One is "Go back to Auschwitz!" The tape turns out to be true, contrary to Max Blumenthal, edited merely for length. (There are stretches of silence.) The son--like the father--is animated by attacking conservatives, sometimes playing fast and loose with the truth. But he is making his share of mistakes like any 21-year-old on his way to becoming an establishment chattering head, like Chris Matthews. In five or six years he'll be on a TV panel Sunday mornings. Here is Max's first strike. But being on the Left means never to have to say one is sorry.