A Flea in the Fur of the Beast

“Death, fire, and burglary make all men equals.” —Dickens

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“Without the other side, there is no war.”

by evanmcmurry

Salon tries and fails to get us to take seriously Ben Shapiro, the mastermind at Breitbart Jr. who released a tape purportedly proving Obama’s college radicalism that turned out to be a young Obama hugging his professor, and also fell for “Friends of Hamas,” a fictional extremist group that Shapiro thought was real. The profile mentions his appearances on Fox News, “where he robotically dispenses talking points at a ruthless clip that demands to be taken seriously,” as if this were a good thing. And anyway, this is the only most revealing quote in the whole piece:

While he’s best known for trashing liberals, fairly or not, Shapiro insists he respects them — as long they’re smart — and loves to mix it up with them. “I think that we appreciate the folks that are on the other side, just like anybody who’s in any war. You sort of learn to appreciate the folks on the other side, because without the other side, there is no war,” he explains.

Nailed it.

Today in poetic justice

by evanmcmurry

It’s entirely possible that this person accusing O’Keefe is a litigious paranoic making disputable claims on another’s character–which, as the article and God and everybody else points out, is O’Keefe’s exact MO. I’ll add that O’Keefe is on the board–THE BOARD–of the Breitbart journalism scholarship.


by evanmcmurry

Breitbart followers using Breitbart-style rhetoric to accuse Breitbart publication Big Journalism of covering up nature of Breitbart’s death. I can’t tell if this is how it begins, or ends.