March 22, 2006

Left-Wing Bile

Ouch, the Liberal blogosphere has gone completely nuts at the very idea that the WaPo online would dare to give a blog column to a Conservative writer.

Jane Hamsher, the woman who produced the ever-so tasteful psychotic murder-fest, "Natural Born Killers", has a post up on her blog, firedoglake, that goes on a complete rampage.

She lashes out at the new blog's author, Ben Domenech (though she spells it Domanech), with such lovely invectives as "thick-witted, mouth breathing home schooled freak" and a "jingoistic feces flinger" from the "Red State racist woodpile". And as if personal attacks aren't enough, she also gets herself all excited about an apparent hit-job in the works by Liberal bloggers to attack Domenech's credibility in whatever way they can.

"Already the hunt is on to extract every stupid thing he’s ever said, every soupçon of doltish ignorance for which he has ever claimed authorship to be collected and disseminated throughout the blogosphere and beyond."
Seems to me she may have yet another cinematic turd in the works: "Natural Born Character-Assassins".

What is wrong with these people? They're so threatened by diversity of opinion that their knee-jerk reaction is to lash-out like this? And they wonder why we call them "moonbats".

UPDATE 3/24/06 3:45pm:
While I obviously find the personal attacks on Domenech reprehensible and tasteless, it looks like he has committed the cardinal sin of writing (much less blogging) in his younger days: plagiarism. Whether it's Jayson Blair at the NYTimes or Ben Domenech at the Washington Post, this offense is unforgivable and therefore he must be banished to the Phantom Zone.

As such, Domenech has resigned from the WaPo online. The Left, in their...ahem...overzealousness, has actually done Conservatives a favor in uncovering this matter sooner rather than later. It would have been much worse had Domenech continued to write for weeks, even months, building a loyal following only to have his plagiarism become an even bigger deal. Thanks guys.

The Post looks pretty stupid now. The best way for them to recover their credibility would be to hire another Conservative blogger - after fully vetting him or her - and show that they are still committed to a diversity of opinion on their editorial staff. Whomever it is, however, had better have a thick skin. Because fringe Liberals have shown how thin their skin is - preferring to attack those who disagree with them rather than defending their own ideas.

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