Posted on | August 24, 2013 | 100 Comments
Brian Beutler‘s day job selling cheap Mexican heroin at the playground near an elementary school wasn’t producing enough revenue, and his weekend gig pimping kidnapped orphan girls to Saudi oil sheiks still didn’t make the nut. The cost of living is outrageous in DC nowadays and so, finally, Brian Beutler was forced to the desperate resort of doing something genuinely heinous, writing lies for Salon.com.
Yesterday, an AOSHQ co-blogger let his hatred of Maureen Dowd get the better of him and actually linked a Salon takedown of her. As much as I despise Maureen Dowd, however, the fact that she was denounced by Alex Pareene makes me think the old gal must have accidentally written a couple of factually accurate sentences lately, because if there is anything that Salon hates more than facts, it’s accuracy.
Generally speaking, every word published by Salon is the exact opposite of truth, and they only employ writers so fanatically dishonest that even such infamous organs of mendacity as the New York Times and the Washington Post want nothing to do with them.
Anyone published by Salon is a wretched human stain, and they’re never going to get a link from me, but Brian Beutler’s deliberate dishonesty got him a Memeorandum thread yesterday, and also today Pete Da Tech Guy went off on Beutler in fine form:
It’s about exposing you by simply reporting actual facts as they happen and the actions of those who support you politically will be the witnesses against your claims as Nathan said to David:
‘I will bring evil upon you out of your own house…You have done this deed in secret, but I will bring it about in the presence of all Israel, and with the sun looking down.’
Read the whole thing because it’s not often Pete goes Old Testament.
Remember that Brian Beutler was a JournoLister and is part of the “Juice Box Mafia,” which means he’s guaranteed employment by the Ezra Klein/Matt Yglesias consortium. And obviously, that helps supplement his income from sex trafficking and heroin dealing.
If anyone accuses me of a couple minor errors of fact here, it’s still more accurate than anything written by that hired liar, Brian Beutler.
UPDATE: Donald Douglas at American Power links — thanks! — and someone on Twitter remarked that I didn’t fisk Beutler “argument” which, of course, I wouldn’t, because I refuse to direct any attention to such an outrageous compendium of falsehoods.
.@dtipson Beutler's "argument" was such an enormous ziggurat of reeking bullshit, I simply didn't have the patience to fisk it.
— Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) August 24, 2013
Of course, I wouldn’t mind if readers wanted to bother dissecting Beutler’s nonsense in the comments. He is essentially saying that the Right is obsessed with race — never mind how the Left has been harping on racial issues every day since the dawn of history — and that the actual facts about crime are only relevant insofar as they can be used to support liberal arguments for gun control, etc.
And if you don’t agree with Brian Beutler, well, shut up, racist!