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Thursday, December 30, 2004

Beyond Belief

posted by Jazz at 12/30/2004 10:48:00 AM

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This is exactly the reason that it's good to keep up with opinions coming from the opposite side of the aisle from your own. Betsy Newmark has posted a brief opinion on hate speech in public political discourse. In one of the most staggering things I've read in ages, she actually wrote the following:
Jeff Jacoby has been keeping a file on hate speech in the past year. Almost all of it is on the left. We've seem all the examples one by one and chewed over them on our blogs. But to see them all together is both illuminating and depressing.
(Emphasis mine.) Tell that to these guys. I read (far too many) blogs from both sides of the fence and I can assure you, the greatest volume and the most virulent hatred that I see being spewed definitely comes from the far right side. The fact that right wing bloggers not only post things like this, but actually seem to believe it, is simply staggering. It's pretty much the same as all of these (same) sites that were running around before the election writing that there were a lot of attempts to highjack the election, and it was primarily the Democrats who were doing it. There really aren't words to describe that sort of flat earth outlook.