When "conservative" posters are as bad as their liberal targets.
In the years I've participated here, one tendency of NB posters has always concerned me; some so-called "conservatives" have regularly attempted to vivisect me when I express my problem with this tendency, yet I am optimistic it can be addressed.
Curious? Good. Here's an example of what consistently catches my eye:
Tina Fey, the comedian, actor, and writer, recently received the Mark Twain Prize for humor from the left-leaning folks at the Kennedy Center. In her acceptance, she made a variety of bilious remarks aimed at conservatives, and at Sarah Palin in particular. She had rape-kit jokes, lesbian jokes, Tea Party jokes, even an evolution crack. Tim Graham picked up on her remarks, and rightly called her to task for them--the quintessence of what NewsBusters is about.
But look at the remarks to Tim's article. Were the NewsBusters posters similarly to-the-point and fair-minded? Were we focused on her biased remarks? Not all of us, nope.
To some, Fey was: A snot, a snake, vile and disgusting. She's old, she's a skank, she's bitter.
And those are just some of the early returns.
It happens like clockwork around here, and it makes NB look bad. More to the point, it makes NB posters look hypocritical, and gives ammunition to those who would enjoy nothing more than marginalizing NewsBusters and her parent, Media Research Center.
How can we address this attitude? Should we? Can we? Your thoughts?