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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Dennis Prager, Wrong Again

One of Dennis Prager’s tiresome mantras is that the left is far more hateful than the right. He was humping that point in the first hour of his radio show today, playing a brief clip of Arianna Huffington, who said (the following quote is from her web site, but it’s pretty much identical to what she says in the sound clip Prager played):

With each passing day -- and each bellicose, over-the-top, spittle-enhanced pronouncement -- Rudy Giuliani is revealing that he has the soul of a thug and the disposition of a tyrant. His behavior on the stump shows Jimmy Breslin nailed it when he described Giuliani as "a small man in search of a balcony."

Read the rest of Huffingfton’s article. She provides evidence for her characterization of Giuliani. If her characterization of Giuliani is true, then it isn’t hateful.

Far worse than her inflammatory rhetoric is the recent despicable campaign by Republicans, wingnut bloggers and radio trashmouths to depict Graeme Frost and his family as undeserving frauds. Prager conveniently ignores such evidence in building his case against the left. As Arianna wrote:

The latest evidence: the ugly smear campaign mounted against 12-year-old brain injury survivor Graeme Frost and his family. This new-low-in-messenger-killing wasn't just the doing of the toxic talk radio, rabble-rousing right; it was Senator Mitch McConnell's office pulling together the talking points. And then lying about its involvement when exposed.

Now, look at these statements. They’re stronger than Huffington’s.

Why is Giuliani even a faintly serious candidate? He's a megalomaniacal nutcase.

But at least Romney isn't Giuliani. He's not off his rocker.

Guess who wrote them? Conservative Andrew Sullivan, that’s who.

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