Now it's even worse than Mrs. Edwards condemning Coulter because "(w)e can't have a debate about issues [while] using this kind of language” after employing Marcotte and McEwan. Guess who hired them in the first place? Yep, Elizabeth Edwards herself.
This golden nugget of information was tucked away in an article about John Edwards (bold mine):
As Edwards's (sic) key political adviser, Elizabeth is a major force behind the scenes, micromanaging details down to which tie he will wear and how he should respond to press questions...It was she who pushed for a more sophisticated Web presence for the 2008 campaign, including the hiring of two bloggers who quit after coming under fire for their comments about religion. "Are we going to mess up and try things that don't work?" she told me in February in New Hampshire. "Yeah, we're going to, but it's because we're trying."
So, Elizabeth Edwards found Marcotte and McEwan's comments acceptable enough for the women to be in charge of the Edwards campaign's blog, but Coulter should stop speaking and writing because she's “hateful?” Compare Coulter's work to some of Marcotte's and McEwan's comments from this MRC's statement:
“What if Mary had taken Plan B after the Lord filled her with his hot, white, sticky Holy Spirit? You’d have to justify your misogyny with another ancient mythology.” (Marcotte)
In the Duke Lacrosse case, “Can’t a few white boys sexually assault a black woman anymore without people getting all wound up about it?” (Marcotte)
Sen. Rick Santorum talks about sex “lest his lack of self-control be manifested by f***ing his desk on the Senate floor.” (Marcotte)
God is “a sadistic bastard.” (Marcotte)
Pope Benedict, “he’s just a dictator … the Pope’s gotta’ tell women who give birth to stillborns that their babies are cast into Satan’s maw.” (Marcotte)
President Bush has a “wingnut Christofascist base.” (McEwan)
“When CNN invited Ann Coulter to comment on the 2004 presidential debates, I sniffed, ‘I didn’t realize they had officially transformed into the C*** News Network.” (McEwan)
That's just a little sampling. Marcotte and McEwan's comments differed from Coulter's because theirs were questioned partially for mocking many people from whom the bloggers' boss was trying to raise money and win votes. “Controversial conservative” Coulter was slapped down because she didn't toe the PC line and offended the “wrong” people (If I don't include “controversial conservative” when discussing Ann, my media membership card will be taken away. It's the law).
Since Elizabeth Edwards is the one responsible for hiring the two bloggers, she is either so completely incompetent that she hired people for a presidential campaign sight unseen without even reading their websites, or she did check their websites before hiring and, at the very least, tacitly approved of their “hatefulness and ugliness” which “lowers political dialog.” You know, 'cause it's OK to use “hate speech” as long as it's hating the “right” people.
Let's see what the media have to say about Elizabeth Edwards' Bloggergate, or if they even care.
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