On Monday, a blogger had to cancel a speaking engagement at a tech conference because she was receiving death threats from people through her e-mail and at other websites.
On Tuesday, a radio personality and blogger at the Huffington Post suggested that White House Press Secretary Tony Snow has cancer because he lies and works for Fox News.
I kid you not.
His name is Charles Karel Bouley, and what follows are excerpts from this abomination intentionally placed after the break for those that would prefer to not read this kind of deplorable vitriol (h/t Allah at Hot Air, emphasis added throughout):
I hear about Tony Snow and say to myself, well, stand up every day, lie to the American people at the behest of your dictator-esque boss and well, how could a cancer NOT grow in you. Work for Fox News, spinning the truth in to a billion knots and how can your gut not rot? I know, it's terrible. I admit it. I don't wish anyone harm, even Tony Snow. And I do hope he recovers or at least does what he feels is best and surrounds himself with friends and family for his journey. But in the back of my head there's Justin Timberlake's "What goes around, goes around, comes around, comes all the way back around, ya.."
Unbelievable. This is how you speak about a fellow American struggling for his life all because you disagree with his political opinions?
Disgraceful. But he wasn’t finished:
Now, I've been brutally honest above, and may have offended some, and for that I'm sorry. Again, I don't want Tony Snow to suffer and die of cancer. But like many this morning, I had the thought.
For those curious, here is Bouley’s bio as posted at HuffPo:
Karel (Charles Karel Bouley) has the #1 talk show in his time slot at ABC's flagship station, KGO AM 810 San Francisco (#1 overall station), heard Saturday and Sunday 7pm to 10pm or online at www.kgo.com. He also does film and television reports for stations such as KSL Utah (Monday-Friday at 8:10 PDT) and weekly on WOAI San Antonio (Clear Channel) and KNX 1070 Los Angeles (CBS). Each Wednesday he joins Larry Flick for Out Q In the Morning on Sirius, 10am Eastern, 7am Pacific. Karel also has filled for Bill Press on his national show on a regular basis.
He is a columnist for the #1 gay/lesbian newsmagazine The Advocate at Advocate.com and IN Magazine Los Angeles. His book of essays "You Can't Say That" is published by Alyson Press. His music is available at iTunes and other online stores and he maintains a blog, podcasts and message boards at www.karelchannel.com and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forgive me, but I have to go wash my hands, and disinfect my keyboard…again!