Just in case you were keeping score- some anonymous wingnut wrote a nasty anti-military screed on DKOS, had it promptly deleted by the folks at DKOS, and that is somehow proof that the left hates troops.
Hypocrisy 1, Sanity 0
BTW- This piece from Charles Johnson at LGF is pretty hacktacular:
The leftist blogosphere went out of their way to cover this one up as quickly as possible.
It was posted at Daily Kos, as Ace relates. But the Kidz are on edge about their credibility, so it was deleted within hours, without a word of explanation. Just doesn’t look right to be dissing the military when Kos is trying so hard to be the voice of the Democratic Party.
I actually had a window open to that page, and was going to write about it, but when I refreshed I saw it had been disappeared.
A quick refresher- anyone can post a diary there. I could log on to my account and write nothing but BUSH SUCKS BUSH SUCKS BUSH SUCKS BUSH SUCKS. In fact, I just did.
In other words, some idiot posted something, the community at DKOS found it offensive, and they deleted it. Isn’t that tacit support for the troops?
If they had left the post up, we would have had the usual suspects with the normal rightwing linkgasm: Michelle Malkin would have a post with 72 updates, and every drooling, frothing 28%er with a keyboard would have linked to it within hours claiming it PROVES THE LEFT HATES THE TROOPS. The spelling and punctuation wouldn’t be as good as mine, though.
Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Which is kind of an object lesson about reading Ace and LGF anymore.
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BREAKING FAST- THE PLOT THICKENS
We just spoke with the true-crime author who wrote the piece and published it at Daily Kos and In Cold Blog.
“It’s not my intention to denigrate the troops,” Corey Mitchell says. “It’s to help them when they get back.”
Within a few hours of the original posting, Mitchell says he added a disclaimer: This article in no way is meant to suggest that all military members will become serial killers or mass murderers. It does point out a serious problem with what is happening in our armed forces and seeks a solution to help the brave men and women on their return back home.
But Mitchell says he then pulled the posting from both blogs after readers, liberals and conservatives alike, “ripped it to shreds.” He says no one from Daily Kos asked him to remove the posting.
NO ONE ASKED HIM TO REMOVE THE POSTING, MORE CLEAR PROOF THE LEFT HATES THE TROOPS!