Patterico's Pontifications

4/1/2007

Glenn Greenwald: Correct

Filed under: Humor — Patterico @ 10:54 am



After much sincere soul-searching, I have come to conclude that Glenn Greenwald & Co. have a valid argument that hate speech is a more serious problem on the right than on the left. I have allowed my acknowledged partisan feelings to obscure this fact in the past. But I have decided that it’s time for us conservatives to come clean on this issue.

My feelings are set forth more fully here.

16 Responses to “Glenn Greenwald: Correct”

  1. I get the joke.

    You’re saying hate-speech is bi-sected into a quantifiable 50% EACH. No more, no less.

    Funny.

    semanticleo (75845c)

  2. Clearly your comment is a perfect example of Hate Speech. How dare you!

    David Ehrenstein (2289f8)

  3. Anything on April 1 must be viewed with suspicion.

    Check out the free ISP from Google at mail.google.com/tisp. Using the nations pipes to deliver high-speed internet for free!

    ManlyDad (d62cf6)

  4. In related news, Democrats realize that they are just wasting everyone’s time, appologize for their idiocy regarding Iraq War…

    Scott Jacobs (a1de9d)

  5. The point is that right-wing nutjobs have become accepted in the mainstream whereas left-wing nutjobs are excluded. Greenwald may have implied more[?] but the larger point stands.

    You would want to point to Moore and Coulter but Moore became famous as a counterattacker and the new doc that criticises him is from left. Similarly the old David Brock (remember “a little bit nutty and a little bit slutty”?) got a lot of play for what was little more than garbage). And the attacks on Clinton were also largely bullshit, as was the Swiftboat crap on Kerry. And of course now Richard Mellon Scaife changed his mind about Bubba (more than I have, but my reasons are different).

    Democrats used to whine. Nobody likes whiners. Now they’re beginning to play hardball just like the Repiblicans.
    And do you really want be to drag out “On the Virtues of Killing Children” again?

    The liberal equivalent of Fox News until recently at least, was Fox Entertainment, and that’s a joke no one seems to get.
    Murdoch is a genius.

    AF (c319c8)

  6. I have heard it said that liberals do not have a sense of humor.

    In “Pattericospeak”, I present posts #1 and #4 above as exhibits “A” and “B”.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  7. Democrats used to whine. Nobody likes whiners. Now they’re beginning to play hardball just like the Repiblicans

    Tell that to Judge Bork and Justice Thomas.

    gahrie (de5a83)

  8. I like the Democrats tough new stance on terrorism. Can you believe they had convened a special Sunday meeting just to give Bush authority to attack Iran immediately?

    Way to go, Nancy!

    Kevin (e89cee)

  9. It’s silly. Nasty speech is not only not limited to either side, it’s not limited to politics. Check out Linux vs Windows, Mac vs PC, DC vs Marve, etc etc sometime.

    David N. Scott (71e316)

  10. The point is that right-wing nutjobs have become accepted in the mainstream whereas left-wing nutjobs are excluded.

    Yeah, I can’t believe they cancelled The View.

    kl (867a4f)

  11. “Tell that to Judge Bork and Justice Thomas”

    Go read Slouching towards Gamorrah and tell me that it has any place in the mainstream of American life. Look up his thoughts on Griswold, on poll taxes, on the first amendment applying only to political speech[!]
    But then Anita Hill was a protege of Robert Bork. If you respect him so much, why don’t you believe her?

    AF (c319c8)

  12. A better question would be, “Why would you believe someone simply because they are a protege of someone you respect?”

    But to be fair, he wasn’t her mentor. He was just one of her teachers in college.

    Kevin (e89cee)

  13. “First of all, I have never been against affirmative action, and while I was extremely uncomfortable with the way the hearings were conducted, I did not support Robert Bork on the issues.”

    AF (c319c8)

  14. AF:

    Which one of Judge Bork’s positions was I supposed to find objectionable? The only controversial one I know of is his position on poll taxes.

    gahrie (de5a83)

  15. So…. despite the acronym, the comments by “AF” on this nice April Fool’s day post are serious? Or are they? I can’t tell.

    Chris Chittleborough (b26b65)

  16. “So…. despite the acronym, the comments by “AF” on this nice April Fool’s day post are serious? Or are they? I can’t tell.”

    What? You don’t think Murdoch’s a genius?

    AF (c319c8)


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