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Firedoglake demands an apology (update)
Posted by: mcq on Thursday, August 16, 2007

Does this hit anyone else the wrong way?

Firedoglake
has issued a press release. A press release? They're a freakin' lefty blog. What, a blog post wasn't good enough?

It seems that Senator Susan Collins' Director of Internet Strategy, Lance Dutson, characterized the blog as “the foul-mouthed fem-blog FiredogLake.”

Says Jane Hamsher:
“I’m deeply offended that Senator Collins would speak about professional women in such a degrading and offensive manner,” said Hamsher. “It is well beneath the dignity becoming a sitting Senator to engage in such coarse and misogynistic rhetoric.”
Harump, harump. To refresh your memory, this is the same Jane Hamsher who thought it was peachy-keen to run a photoshopped piture of Joe Lieberman in blackface and was shocked, shocked I tell you, that anyone was offended. The same Jane Hamsher who repeatedly called Lieberman "rape gurney Joe" because he disagreed with her on a particular political issue.

That's ok if Hamsher and her ilk do it, but heaven forbid anyone fight back or insult them. Then it's "coarse" and "misogynistic" rhetoric. The racist and coarse characterizations of Lieberman? Eh.

You see, suddenly Firedoglake is, well, "one of the leading progressive blogs with over a half million readers per week", and not a shrill, insulting, group of political operatives with a convenient lapse of memory concerning their own activities. They now demand respect! Like many on the left they don't understand that respect is earned, not given. And for the purveyors of "rape gurney Joe", they have a long way to go before that happens.

UPDATE:
Cadillac Tight helps prove at least part of Dutson's description of Firedoglake.
 
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I’m still trying to figure out a way to harness power from every time a hyper-feminist uses the word "misogynistic" or "patriarchy".

I could power the friggin’ sun, I tell you.
 
Written By: Robb Allen
URL: http://blog.robballen.com
The best part of this post is seeing that feminist’s name spelled three different ways.
 
Written By: acm
URL: http://
"the foul-mouthed fem-blog"

This is the type of language that sets them into outrage-mode?

I was going to say "gets their panties in a twist," but I feared another press release.
 
Written By: JWG
URL: http://
Must be "that" time.

Note to self: fire me.
 
Written By: Ted
URL: rocketjones.mu.nu
The best part of this post is seeing that feminist’s name spelled three different ways.
I saw it misspelled as "Hamshire" three times but I did not see it misspelled three different ways.
 
Written By: tom scott
URL: http://
Yes, the correct spelling is "Hamster", but it’s pronounced "Throat wabler mangrove"
 
Written By: looker
URL: http://
Tom:
Says Jane Hamshire:
said Hamsher.
this is the same Jane Hampshire
To be fair, acm had to mention it for me to actually look and notice...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
URL: http://
"Throat wabler mangrove"
MANgrove looker? Why you no good misogynist. Shame on you. You know you are not allowed to speak to womyn that way.
 
Written By: meagain
URL: http://
Aside from this being politics as usual, throwing stuff at the wall to see what sticks that is done constantly by both sides, I found in entertaining to wonder...

Are they offended by "foul", "mouthed", "fem", or "blog"?
 
Written By: Captin Sarcastic
URL: http://
Ironically enough I originally typed it as "womangrove" but realized that, as it was, the reference was already obscure to start with, and I was just making it worse by refusing to be a misogynist.
 
Written By: looker
URL: http://
the reference was already obscure to start with,
shame, shame - using silly, funny, white men from england to make a point...

you shall receive a flogging!
 
Written By: meagain
URL: http://
No, instead I should be sent to the grocery store without my flip-chart picture book to buy food, where, too ignorant to figure out what to buy without a graphic image to assist me, I will starve amidst a veritable plenty.

 
Written By: looker
URL: http://
The best part of this post is seeing that feminist’s name spelled three different ways.
Ok, ok ... fixed. I was in a hotel room with a balky internet connection and was just glad the d*mn thing got up there (in fact, it double posted the first time). Such is life on the road.
 
Written By: McQ
URL: http://www.qando.net/blog
What’s even better is that FDL really is, quite accurately, "foul-mouthed".

A google site: search will reveal, if you care to search for common "foul-mouthed" terms, a more than sufficient quantity to enable the honest use of the label.

Then again, who the hell takes FDL seriously anyway?
 
Written By: Sigivald
URL: http://
Dude, this is Jane "Sandpaper Snatch" Hamsher? Anyone remember that one?
 
Written By: RC
URL: http://
Sandpaper Snatch
My wang would rather you never use that phrase again...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
URL: http://
Not to put too fine a point on it, but it certainly might. What a novel idea for a pencil sharpener. I bet Hugh Heffner has one.
 
Written By: timactual
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