I don’t know that much about Chomsky’s political writings. I don’t like his linguistics that much. I haven’t really read much of his political stuff; what I did read more or less made sense but I didn’t consider myself competent to judge it.
A little while back I followed a link somewhere to an interview with Chomsky which made him look like kind of an ass. I thought, “huh. Guess he’s kind of an ass.” Didn’t think that much more of it. Turns out that the interview was a total hatchet job, and the interviewer downright lied about a lot of what she said in the interview — including lying about things she claimed Chomsky had written.
So says this article anyway. I thought it was interesting mainly because I had read, and believed, the original interview, so it was personal.
Found both on Reddit.
Update 2: This is apparently in response to an open letter to the Guardian by Chomsky pointing out countless misrepresentations and inaccuracies in the article, and making a good case that it was intended as a hatchet job.