And it gets much worse from there…
I almost hate to draw attention to this incredibly sad example of the intolerant left over at Rolling Stone, but quite frankly, Andrew Breitbart probably would have eaten this up, and tweeted it back out.
Matt Taibi, who delusionally lists himself among the ranks of ‘journalist’ and ‘political writer’ took things way too far today, posting a blog entry on the Rolling Stone site which is, in a word – abhorrent.
We’ve all seen examples of the intolerant left on Twitter, something that sadly is to be expected in such a crazy and unregulated platform. But when you represent a magazine like Rolling Stone and publish something like this, then you’ve clearly forfeitted your right to ever, ever, call yourself a journalist. You barely have the right to call yourself a man.
The article won’t be linked here, but you can read some excerpts below – provided you have a strong enough stomach.
Taibbi posted a piece in which the title says it all – Andrew Breitbart: Death of a Douche.
A classy start that goes downhill from there.
So Andrew Breitbart is dead. Here’s what I have to say to that, and I’m sure Breitbart himself would have respected this reaction: Good! F**k him. I couldn’t be happier that he’s dead.
Taibbi then rounded out his piece with this paragraph, in which he appears to justify his language and contempt because Breitbart has used such language in the past.
But he also had enough of a sense of humor to appreciate why someone like me shouldn’t bother to pretend I’m sad he’s dead. He wouldn’t, in my place. So to use one of his favorite words: Good riddance, cocksucker.* Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
None of this should be a surprise really, as this man has a history of writing such controversial pieces. Taibbi was mentioned in this New York Times Art section entry for another piece that celebrated the death of a great man.
Jeff Koyen, the editor of New York Press, the pugnacious free weekly, resigned yesterday over a cover article last week that ridiculed the failing health of Pope John Paul II. The article, a column by Matt Taibbi, had the headline “The 52 Funniest Things About the Upcoming Death of the Pope.”
While the editor of the New York Press had the decency and common sense to resign over such an incendiary piece, don’t expect so much as an apology from Rolling Stone.
This is what they view as ‘journalism’ there, and it is precisely what Andrew Breitbart has fought against for so many years.
While the sickest members of the liberal media continue to spew their hatred for a man who fought to expose what they truly represent, we can take solace in the fact that Andrew is laughing and retweeting this liberal bile straight from heaven.
Rusty Weiss contributes Posts at NewsBusters. He is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda.