MEDIAITE WATCH: An attack on RedState.
Mediaite is now attacking RedState?
Mediaite allegedly covers the media. It mostly covers Fox News and MSNBC. The coverage is highly spotty, missing many things (a totally out-of-bounds Chris Matthew fat joke about Chris Christie, for example) while it can do an article on something completely irrelevant. Mediaite almost never covers websites. I can’t remember any time it discussed anything in The Huffington Post, for example.
I get daily Mediaite e-mails, and this was the top story:
Red State Poster Urges “Small Caliber Round In The Back Of His Head” For Assange
by Mark Joyella | 12:56 pm, December 1st, 2010
Are cable and online commentators who fail to call for the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange somehow “openly rooting for the demise of America?” So says a poster on the site Red State, who goes by the name “lexington_concord.”
The writer’s long post on the site today ends with a summary judgment against Assange and a detailed description of exactly how he should be executed:
Under the traditional rules of engagement he is thus subject to summary execution and my preferred course of action would for Assange to find a small caliber round in the back of his head.
The post is here:
A Very Stupid Argument Advanced by Opponents of America Posted by lexington_concord (Profile)
Wednesday, December 1st at 9:30AM EST
One would expect, in the wake of the incalculable damage done to America’s diplomatic position in the world by WikiLeaks’ revelation of illegally-obtained diplomatic cables, that condemnation of WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange would be nearly universal among everyone who is not openly rooting for the demise of America. And indeed, when Oliver Willis steps off America-hating bus (see here, here, here, and here) then you know that it is carrying a very light load indeed.
A Mediaite comment:
December 1, 2010 at 1:03 pm
We are now covering anonymous posters at other web sites? This is how low the Left has sunk. They so desperately want to prove the conservatives are violent, that they need to dig up obscure posts by nobodies. Meanwhile, even hint that the man with the bomb might be a Muslim, and they go ballistic. Have you ever seen such a blatant double standard and unwillingness to face facts?
Another Mediaite comment:
December 1, 2010 at 2:24 pm
If Mediaite is now in the business of writing entire articles about blog posters who wish death on America’s enemies…may I suggest that Mediaite visit Huffington Post, DailKos and Democratic Underground where the posters wish death on America’s leaders 24/7/365.
They say that any publicity is good. Whatever.
Yes, Mediaite, do check out all the anonymous comments at Huffington Post and DailyKos and Democratic Unerground. For extra fun, read the comments over at InfoWars.com.
Rachel Maddow lied about the cost of TARP last night, but no one at Mediaite covers it?