The Other McCain

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New Motherf–ing Tone 2.0

Posted on | March 25, 2011 | 7 Comments

Because liberals hold a patent on Civility™ they are the sole arbiters of who is or is not in violation:

Andrew Brietbart’s ad hominem attack on Van Jones in The Daily Caller — right down to calling him a “commie punk” and “a cop killer-supporting, racist, demagogic freak” — violates the tenets of debate and civil discourse we have strived for since the day we launched. As a result, [Huffington Post] will no longer feature his posts on the front page.

Dave Weigel notes (a) Breitbart helped develop HuffPo in 2005, (b) the “ad hominem attack” was not posted at HuffPo, and (c) if such remarks in other forums are disqualifying for front-page status at HuffPo, “Boy, good thing Breitbart doesn’t have an army of contributors who can comb HuffPo authors’ published and spoken work to see if they’ve done that.”

In other words: We can fact-check your ass.

UPDATE: Wow, that was quick: HuffPo contributors Ed Schultz and Jason Linkins both have a history of “ad hominem attacks.”


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