Ana Marie Cox decries the Washington Free Beacon for “Jackass Journalism”:
They belong to an emerging group of conservatives with technological and PR savvy who specialize in passing off mean-spirited pranks as a form of partisan journalism, and whose passionate plaints against a perceived liberal agenda are rooted in name-calling rather than philosophy.
Call them Limbaugh Mini-Mes, or Nixon’s New Media ‘Plumbers’, or maybe Breitbart’s Brat Pack (Breitbrats, Bratbarts?).
Cox also decries the “incivility” of those connected to Breitbart. (Incidentally, one of those people whom she claims works for Breitbart.com is James O’Keefe. He does not.) The awful Breitbart people, Cox says, confuse satire and laughter with cruelty and misinformation.
Ana Marie Cox is the founder of Wonkette.