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Old 03-25-2011, 09:37 AM
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Default Re: The Week in Blog: Supporting Nuance (Bill Scher & Matt Lewis)

Originally Posted by Bill Scher View Post
Matt and I taped this Thursday morning, before HuffPost reacted to Brietbart's interview in the Daily Caller and decided to ban him from the front page.
Interesting how Weigel puts it:

Huffington Post Wimps Out on Breitbart

I'm disappointed and annoyed to see the Huffington Post buckling under a pressure campaign ...
Long-simmering resentments bubbling up, SOME might say.

Originally Posted by Bill Scher View Post
Which is too bad, because there'd be even more to talk about!
I liked the way Pareene put it, in response to the HuffPo statement:

Andrew Breitbart’s ad hominem attack on Van Jones in The Daily Caller -- right down to calling him a "commie punk" and "a cop killer-supporting, racist, demagogic freak" -- violates the tenets of debate and civil discourse we have strived for since the day we launched. As a result, we will no longer feature his posts on the front page.

A strict prohibition on ad hominem attacks! ("Against Arianna's friends," is the bit of that sentence that spokesman Marco Ruiz left out.)
His whole post is worth reading for those who want a full recap: "The stupid saga of Andrew Breitbart and the Huffington Post." The last paragraph is the key to understanding the mentality of the Breitbart types.
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