March 09, 2007

I Love Liberal Hypocrisy

You see, it is only CONSERVATIVES who cannot use the word “faggot”.

Daily Kos itself has not shied away from the word. Nor has it removed postings that use it. Examples include:

  • a headline reading: "Democrats and the faggot problem."
  • a headline asking: "Who invited the little faggot?"
  • a headline reading: "When is a faggot just a bundle of sticks?" (That posting goes on to ask, "What's up with the little sly gay jokes? Hmm? As I read the comments in discussions on DKos, there are times when I almost have to check and see if I accidentally stumbled into a Wingnut [right-wing] blog.")
Other left-wing websites have also seen usage of what's being called the new f-word:
  • Pam Spaulding of the blog Pam's House Blend wrote a headline including the phrase "caving to the faggot juggernaut" -- in reference to a comment by Fred Phelps, the controversial leader of a small religious group that uses the epithet frequently in its campaigning.
  • Indymedia, a left-wing activist site, carried an Oct. 2006 rant under the headline, "Bush is a closet faggot."
  • A posting on the Firedoglake blog that pokes fun at Christian leaders found to have been involved in homosexual relationships: "I have been spending my time since the election attempting to hone my knowledge of the Radical Gay Agenda in hopes of infiltrating the Christianist chuch [sic] and bringing it down from within. But it looks like the sad, sick, repressed faggots that run the place are saving me the trouble."
  • Blogger Melissa McEwan, on her site Shakespeare's Sister, used the line -- in reference to Leonardo da Vinci -- "I'm not so sure it's such a good idea for students to be studying that faggot anyway."
  • Another contributor to the Shakespeare's Sister site, "Paul the Spud," wrote in a Dec. 2006 posting, "We can't make it work, so why should you be allowed to, faggot? Quit getting so uppity!" (He was putting words into the mouth of an advocate against same-sex marriage.)
Ironically, McEwan of Shakespeare's Sister is one of two bloggers who worked briefly for the Edwards 2008 campaign but resigned last month amid criticism of provocative postings about Christianity on their sites.

The other erstwhile Edwards blogger, Amanda Marcotte, carried a posting ( warning: vile content ) by another blogger -- Spaulding, again -- on her Pandagon site, using the word "faggoty" in reference to Jesus.

And since two of the offenders include former Edwards staffers Marcotte and McEwan – dating back to before their hiring/firing/re-hiring/resignations for hate-speech, can the Edwards camp really claim to be offended or victims in this instance?

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Why not just admit that many on both left and right are hypocritical?

And why not admit that both sides have their shrill, vicious assholes? Like Coulter and Marcotte.

Do you agree?

|| Posted by Jonathan Trenn, March 9, 2007 10:15 PM ||

Jonathan: I agree with that.

|| Posted by Hube, March 11, 2007 09:15 AM ||
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