“Linguists of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have been forced into overtime to come up with a word stronger than hypocrisy.”
To find out who said that, in reference to Huffington Post, (but it could apply to most people on the left these days) see The Daily Caller.
And while you’re at it, check out Jim Treacher’s funny take on the brouhaha.
Initially HuffPo stood by Breitbart, but yesterday they caved, as seen above. Their pretext is that Breitbart was a big meanie to Jones in an interview with our own Steven Nelson. Breitbart called Jones a “commie punk,” a “human toxin,” a “cockroach,” and a “cop killer-supporting, racist, demagogic freak.” Oh, and for good measure, he called Color of Change “left-wing freaks.” That’s the reason HuffPo is giving for pushing him off their front page. That’s the violation of HuffPo’s “tenets of debate and civil discourse.”
This is great news for fans of comedy, because now people get to dig up examples of all the HuffPo front-pagers who’ve indulged in vicious ad hominem attacks over the years.
Also fun for fans of unintentional comedy is Eric Boehlert’s “top tweet”, “Breitbart has been whining like Valley girl with a hangnail ever since the [HP] announcement was made”, which is pretty funny, given the fact that Breitbart, being Breitbart is enjoying the attention, and is delighted to have the opportunity to throw the no ad-hom rule back in Arianna’s face, as has been happening at Big journalism since the announcement was made.