E.D. Kain gets what the Dish is trying to do:
I find [Sullivan's} style and approach to the medium of blogging, and to the exploration of ideas and the world appealing - necessary, even. I wish more bloggers would air dissent as freely, or would admit to their mistakes as often, or would attempt to transcend the weary partisan landscape for a while, and seek - if not common cause - at least common purpose, deeper truth. Some within the mainstream conservative movement have likened Sullivan’s “tactics” to those of Rush Limbaugh and other right-wing pundits. But where the true difference lies, I think, is in Sullivan’s desire to seek not some arbitrary political victory, but rather the white heat of truth in whatever grotesque form it may take and, as Scott has noted, often by admissions of his own mistakes.