Friday, February 9, 2007

Attack of the 'Christofascists'

Edwards has received a lot of flack for his recent hiring, firing, then re-hiring of the two bloggers who "ranked" on Catholics about Reproductive rights.

Although it is a poor decision to hire anyone with a questionable and fully locatable history, the real issue is best described by Eric Alterman from The Guardian. He explains that the issue's biggest problem is not the bloggers, but the person who is speaking against Edwards:

The [main stream media] coverage has completely ignored the elephant in the middle of the room, an elephant which has - appropriately in my view - been the focus of blogosphere coverage: that is, the identity of the accusers. The truth is that the reporters covering the story really have absolutely no idea whether Catholics care at all about what a couple of Edwards bloggers said on their personal blogs before they were hired and which clearly, Edwards would never have approved. As a lazy substitute, they have instead allowed the rightwing huckster William Donohue of something called "the Catholic League" to speak for all Catholics.

This is not only lazy; it is journalistically irresponsible. There's no evidence anywhere that Mr. Donohue speaks for Catholics other than himself - which is a good thing, because the man is a raving anti-Semitic lunatic. Don't take my word for it. Here (as posted on my own blog earlier this week) is Donohue, making one of his 23 appearances on cable TV in 2004, and explaining to Scarborough Country guest host Patrick J. Buchanan, that " Hollywood is controlled by secular Jews who hate Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular. It's not a secret, OK? And I'm not afraid to say it. ... Hollywood likes anal sex. They like to see the public square without nativity scenes. I like families. I like children. They like abortions." When a rabbi asked Donohue to please "stop the anti-Semitic garbage, OK?" He replied "Who's making the movies? The Irishmen?... So the Catholics are running Hollywood, huh? ... They're not Rastafarians. They're Jews....You're going to tell me that the Chinese don't live in Chinatown, right?" My sponsors at Media Matters have compiled a list - by no means exhaustive - not only of Donohue's various offenses against common decency but also of uncovered offensive remarks by McCain bloggers that have gone all but unreported in the MSM. You can find that here.
If you look at the link provided, John McCain hired conservative blogger Patrick Hynes with absolutely no media outburst. Patrick Hynes (whose email is is a known conservative commentator who constantly blasts Democrats in loud, propagandic [sic] ways on websites like and, including referring to Hillary Clinton as a "Pro-Saddam Democrat."

That's why there is no liberal media bias. There is only right-wing bias and reality, the latter heavily leaning liberal.

1 comment:

libhom said...

"The Catholic League" is a Catholic-supremacist hate-group posing as a civil rights group. It is an insult to legitimate civil rights groups.