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Thursday, May 22, 2008

A Day of Sadness - And rank hypocrisy.

Howard Kurtz eulogizes Ted Kennedy somewhat prematurely in my opinion. The man is not dead yet. And despite his stature as a KENNEDY and therefore a shoo-in for Liberal sainthood, may I suggest that all the encomiums include the sort of stuff that were said of Nixon after his death? No obituary was complete without the obligatory - and lengthy - reference to Watergate. Could we have just a mention of Miss Kopechne? Perhaps before his state funeral?

But just because he could not help himself, he takes a below-the-belt jab at Michelle Malkin:
(A digression: Michelle Malkin is among those conservatives asking readers to put aside political differences and pray for Kennedy and his family, and most of her commenters did just that. But there were a few, revoltingly hateful exceptions-- posters who were reveling in the news and, in one case, talked of celebrating.)

Which makes the comments section following his article especially revealing.

Charles Johnson also noted this:
I’ve pointed this out before, but Howard Kurtz is being stunningly hypocritical when he attacks blogs for these kinds of comments—because the Washington Post’s own comments sections are often just chock full of ugly, hateful posts wishing death on people. And they almost never police them.

Their recent article on Ted Kennedy’s misfortune is a case in point. Right on the first page of comments, without even searching, we find this lovely sentiment, wishing death on the President of the United States:

TomIII wrote:

Actually its less than 364 days. January 20 is about 8 months away.

Chimpy has been the worst President in the history of the US and should have been impeached.

It would be fitting if an angry mob dragged him out of his crappy Crawford ranch and tore him limb from limb.

Death to traitors.

5/21/2008 8:55:56

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