March 01, 2012

Andrew Breitbart passes away

Story here. Let the "progressive civility" (you remember, right -- the "progressive" demands for more civility in our discourse?) begin. Comments from the story:

Praise the Lord, the King of Lies is dead.

Probably died of drug overdose or autoerotic asphixiation.

Apparently he was truly a sick man, not only his thoughts and actions but his physical health as well.


UPDATE: Commenter Dan in the comments points out that Breitbart thoroughly trashed Ted Kennedy after he passed away. The tweets weren't pretty. In fact, they were pretty damn vile. Given that, Breitbart doesn't deserve any special consideration in the manners dept. Nevertheless, my point about "civility" still stands. If the Left is the first and most vociferous about a "new civility" in our discourse, I'm still waiting for them to practice it.

Posted by Hube at March 1, 2012 05:38 PM | TrackBack

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Hube...normally I'd agree with the usual far-right/far-left nasty stuff.

Thing is....I'm sure you know that when Ted Kennedy died, Breitbart called him a "villain," a big ass mother f@#$er", a "duplicitous bastard," and "a special pile of human excrement."

That's pretty deplorable stuff, and it's the kind of thing Breitbart embraced. I doubt Breitbart himself would be disingenuous enough to feign outage at a few people calling him names post-mortem.

Posted by: Dan at March 1, 2012 06:27 PM

Dan: You have a source for that? Did he say it the day or immediate days following Kennedy's death?

Posted by: Hube at March 1, 2012 06:51 PM

It was right after.

This story has the links to the actual tweets, which remain on his Twitter feed still.

Posted by: dan at March 1, 2012 07:11 PM

If it's accurate Dan, then right on. But still ... you have to admit it has been the Left who has been insanely vociferous about more civility in our dialogue, and thus has set themselves up as big hypocrites on this.

Posted by: Hube at March 1, 2012 07:12 PM

OOps, our comments crossed there. Thanks for the links. And you're spot on, man. Breitbart deserves no special consideration after those tirades. Sheesh.

Still, my previous civility comment stands.

Posted by: Hube at March 1, 2012 07:15 PM

I appreciate the "Update." And to be clear, I don't condone publicly saying nasty things about Breitbart simply because he could be nasty.

It's a bad cycle. And I like to hope that the only place where we'd disagree is how to end it. I don't think it's through arguing about who's "worse." (I always hear that 80's computer voice from War Games saying "The only way to not to play")!

Because I could send you here to point out the Kennedy death reaction on FreeRepublic. And I absolutely recognize that you could find similar posts on Democratic Underground.

As for who's more "vociferous," I'm not really sure how that can be quantified, or if it matters. If you don't actually think there should be more civility, or if you truly think one side is nastier than the other, then we'll have to agree to disagree. And if you think there should be more civility, then I don't think that saying "They need to be the ones to start" will get us there.

Also, for what it's worth: I'm pretty sure that those ABC posters you quoted aren't normally little angels calling for everyone to be nice to each other! In other words, I doubt those (genuinely) calling for civility are the nastiest of the bunch.

Posted by: dan at March 1, 2012 07:57 PM

It just sucks, but we are all the better for his time with us...

Posted by: WitNit at March 7, 2012 06:15 PM