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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

The Good Old Days

by folkbum

Remember the Good Old Days, when an ad comparing George W. Bush to Hitler uploaded by a user during a Moveon.org contest was enough to prompt howls of condemnation from the right and, even today, leads MoveOn's critics to assert that they called Bush Hitler, rather than one supporter. (Remember that the ad was promptly removed as soon as it was brought to MoveOn's attention.)

Nowadays a prominent member of the Right Cheddarsphere can write, "After her debate debacle, The Hildabeast went into full 'Don’t hit me, I’m a girl' mode with a trip to her alma mater, Wellesley College. [. . .] Our cameras were there," and then post a YouTube of Adolph Hitler. (No link from me--I stopped sending him traffic when he called me a Nazi--but you can google those words and come up with it. Or click around the blogrolls of many prominent conservative Wisconsin bloggers. It won't be hard to find.)

This blogger can do that and not earn nary a peep from any of his Right Cheddarsphere colleagues, or from Charlie Sykes who prominently links that blogger (and who trashes MoveOn regularly), or any of the many conservative bloggers who are always on the lookout for sexist behavior or bad words directed at women.

Whatever happened to the Good Old Days?

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