Several times a week, [Glenn] Reynolds promotes a right-wing blogger who currently has published on his blog satellite photographs of the home of the NYT Publisher, along with his address, all while Reynolds routinely claims that the American media is “empowering the terrorists.” Michelle Malkin publishes hate-mongering propaganda photographs against “liberals” and the NYT that would shock George Orwell. Ben Shapiro calls for the imprisonment of Al Gore, Howard Dean, and John Kerry for sedition; Blogs for Bush urges that Joe Wilson and “others at the DNC and Kerry campaign . . . need to see the inside of a jail cell” for their attempt to “slander the President in to defeat in November of 2004; and Michael Reagan (guest host for Sean Hannity) says that Howard Dean “should be arrested and hung for treason or put in a hole until the end of the Iraq war!” And on and on and on.
Isn’t it self-evident that this rhetoric and these tactics are qualitatively different from the horrendous and Republic-threatening practice of writing e-mails in response to a newspaper columns that include bad words? Aren’t these tactics blatantly more newsworthy than the “scandal” that some liberal bloggers belong to an e-mail group where they exchange ideas? And even if one wants to posit some sort of equivalency between bad words and treason accusations accompanied by calls for hanging, hasn’t the media, at the very least, been profoundly and inexcusably remiss in neglecting to write about the latter while writing endlessly about the former?
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In other news, Ann Coulter jokingly takes credit for mailing white powder to the New York Times; Bill Kristol calls for U.S. to attack Iran; and Michael Savage calls the American Left “the Nazis of our Time”.
Meanwhile, Michelle Malkin finally mentions Cynthia McKinney on her blog, but still can’t bring herself to point out that McKinney was cleared by a Grand Jury.