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She's taken a lot of heat over this one from both left and right. I don't care much either way. It's not like being a ****** is bad, right??? It was clearly a joke, but you have to admit, he goes a long way out of his way to make himself look purty...

As for real hate speech - why don't you cite Bill Maher when he said he was sorry that the assassination attempt against Dick Cheney failed (and not as a joke!), or when Barney Fa... Frank said that is was a wasted bomb?
 

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You are right Fritz, a successful assassination of the VP would only embolden the enemy. I would rather see him involved in some sort of hunting accident where a major Pub donor shoots off his balls.
 

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Seem's that some in here would dictate that if I say something negative about Coulter it is mandatory that a Democrat's foot-in-mouth should follow. I guess thats what depending on wikipedia for logic lessons will get ya.:cool2:
 

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Coulter has the right to make a total ass of herself.
As do the lefties, and many of them have, to wit:

Brace yourself for the leftist hate:
  • Members of the St. Petersburg Democratic Club:
    And then there's Rumsfeld who said of Iraq "We have our good days and our bad days." We should put this S.O.B. up against a wall and say "This is one of our bad days" and pull the trigger.
  • Actor Alec Baldwin on Conan O'Brien:
    f we were in other countries, we would all right now, all of us together, all of us together would go down to Washington and we would stone Henry Hyde to death! We would stone him to death! [crowd cheers] Wait! Shut up! Shut up! No shut up! I'm not finished. We would stone Henry Hyde to death and we would go to their homes and we'd kill their wives and their children. We would kill their families.
  • Comedian Chris Rock:
    If President Clinton would pardon me I would whip Starr's ass right now. I will get a crew from Brooklyn and we will stomp him like, like, we're Savion Glover. We'll stomp him like it's bringing da noise.
  • Syndicated columnist Alexander Cockburn:
    There is a sound case to be made for dropping a tactical nuclear weapon on the Cuban section of Miami. The move would be applauded heartily by most Americans. Alas, Operation Good Riddance would require the sort of mature political courage sadly lacking in Washington, D.C., these days.
  • Columnist, author, media pundit, journalist, and newspaper editor Dan Savage:
    My plan? Get close enough to Bauer to give him the flu, which, if I am successful, will lay him flat just before the New Hampshire primary. I'll go to Bauer's campaign office and cough on everything. Phones and pens. Staplers and staffers. I even hatch a plan to infect the candidate himself; I'll keep a pen in my mouth until Bauer drops by his offices to rally the troops. And when he does, I'll approach him and ask for his autograph, handing him the pen from my flu-virus-incubating mouth.
    That column also appeared on Salon.com. It was a little more than hate "speech" - the guy actually did try to give Gary Bauer the flu.
It's racism you want?
Does it count as "hate" speech if you say you "hate" Republicans?
  • Howard Dean:
    I hate the Republicans and everything they stand for . . .
Back to assassination wishes:
  • British pundit Charlie Brooker, during the presidency of George W. Bush:
    John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley Jr. - where are you now that we need you?
Actual elected officials have engaged in hate speech:
  • Democrat Representative Pete Stark, on the floor of the House of Representatives, speaking to a Republican:
    You think you are big enough to make me, you little wimp? Come on. Come over here and make me, I dare you. You little fruitcake.
Let's not forget the bloggers:
  • Markos Moulitsas Zuniga crowed over the death of American contractors in Iraq:
    I feel nothing over the death of merceneries [sic]. They aren't in Iraq because of orders, or because they are there trying to help the people make Iraq a better place. They are there to wage war for profit. Screw them.
  • Duncan "Atrios" Black discussing ABC's The Note:
    [M]y take on The Note has always been, with apologies to Douglas Adams:
    A bunch of mindless jerks who will be first up against the wall when the revolution comes.
  • Huffington Post blogger Tony Hendra wished for Dick Cheney to die:
    O Lord, give Dick Cheney's Heart, Our Sacred Secret Weapon, the strength to try one more time! For greater love hath no heart than that it lay down its life to rid the planet of its Number One Human Tumor.
The point of this list is not to argue that leftists are more hateful than conservatives. There are many documented examples of hate speech on the right; Ann Coulter provides many examples, but she is not the only one. I publish this list simply to rebut the Greenwald-spawned canard that leftist hate speech is exclusively the province of anonymous trolls on the Internet. On the contrary, prominent leftists have said some pretty awful things.
 

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I suppose the point is not that leftists seem to commit more personal attacks (and they do) and not that personal attacks are illegal or even immoral (BlowJob isn't notably shy about retaliating in kind. The point is that the media only show outrage when the the targets of such attacks are on the left. Attack a righty and you are held out as "visionary" who "speaks truth to power".

One reason for the asymmetry, I guess, is that, as a general rule, the righties are better behaved, and more cogent arguers than lefties. Dog bites man, no story, man bites dog, story.
 

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I thought you didn't listen to Rush. Can you actually remember anything he said?
 

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