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  •  Oh yes, let's get upset about a rape joke... (2+ / 0-)
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    Rei, gardnerhill

    But let's praise Julian Assange to the stars as some sort of progressive hero and martyr.

    Folks, Assange is scum. He's a rapist and scum.

    The guy at CPAC isn't the most charming fellow either, but I'll take an asshole over a rapist any day of the week.

    There's been waaaay too much praise of Assange on this website lately (though I don't think this diarist is one of the praisers, just to make that clear)... and I don't think you can be indignant over GOP rape jokes while defending WikiLeaks rapists at the same time.

    Remember, jokes don't hurt. Rape does.

    •  Yes, but some of us have the ability to... (0+ / 0-)

      distinguish between his professional accomplishments and his personality. We can applaud his work on the world stage without saying anything positive about his personal life. There are Plenty of folks throughout history whose public lives we praise, despite their personal moral failures (slave rape, anyone?).

      Crowder, on the other hand, is a professional asshole whose job is to make public discourse measurably worse.

      "The Democratic Party is not our friend: it is the only party we can negotiate with."

      by 2020adam on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 04:06:01 PM PDT

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