Oh for fuck’s sake. This is beyond ridiculous. I’m so appalled that I’m not even sure what to say about it. What does one say when a prominent blogger and author likens a not-so-prominent blogger to a Nazi propagandist simply for daring to show support for President Obama and to provide a place for the so-called “Obots” to discuss positive news and images of our President?
Prior to the election, my frustration with the likes of Jane Hamsher and Glenn Greenwald reached critical mass. Every time I see Jane Hamsher’s face on MSNBC, I want to shoot my television.*** Where the hell did she come from? And why the hell won’t she go away?
Eventually, it became clear to me that her band of “Dump Obama” FireDogIdiots are a small ineffectual percentage of the progressive population; so I stopped allowing myself to get angry at the brain dead morons who are following this self-aggrandizing, “thinks blackface is hilarious,” crocodile tear-weeping idjit right off the Cliffs of Insanity. I resigned myself to never being included in white liberal proclamations about “the base.” I chalked her up to just another middle class/upper middle class white lady who has managed to weasel her way into the political discourse.
But Glenn? Glenn I used to respect. He was calling out the Bushies on their bullshit when others in the media still had their heads up their asses. I agreed with his politics and appreciated the manner in which he was able to condense complicated constitutional principles into language that non-lawyers could understand (something I’ve always struggled with.) Even when he started to descend into Obama-bashing territory, I still agreed with some of his points, albeit not the way he phrased them.
But this? This is going too far:
Really? Comparing Blackwaterdog — a Jewish pro-Obama supporter/blogger, whose only crime, as far as I can tell, is blogging positive news and pictures about Obama — to Leni Riefenstahl, a fucking Nazi propagandist?
Blackwaterdog is a blogger who got ran out of DailyKos for daring to express support for Obama, and now, in the dickiest of dick moves, you’ve used your much larger platform to pick on her.
What the hell is wrong with you? You’re a paid columnist for a major online publication and you’re picking on a blogger using inappropriate and inflammatory rhetoric — do you not see anything wrong with that?
Whether or not you slammed the right during the Bush years is irrelevant. Did you ever single out a blogger — one who is using a wordpress.com account, for crying out loud! — and then liken that individual to a Nazi propagandist? I doubt it.
And, by the way, you *did* compare Obama to Hitler. Insulting those of us who read your dumb fucking tweet as you surely intended it, only makes you look like more of an asshole. The right thing to do is to apologize and admit your mistake and then try to make your point without resorting to schoolyard taunts, but I guess that’s not what assholes do, is it?1
By the way, if you check out her blog, it’s more than just a photo collage of blingy “I heart Obama” pictures, so just shut the fuck right up.
1 I’ll cop to being an asshole; sometimes I am.
[partially cross-posted here at Balloon Juice]
***Deleted unnecessary jab about Botox after having been told and agreeing that making a crack about botox and a cancer survivor is crass.