Well, gee, Larry, thanks for laying down the law! Nevermind that you, susan and the denizens of your cesspool of hate have promoted and stoked every fringe-lunatic, rightwing smear of Obama, including racist attacks and truly delusional claims that Obama is a front candidate for nefarious black nationalist and radical-communist interests.
Is it a surprise to you, then, that among your small, but devoted, group of paranoid and racist followers, some have felt comfortable enough on your blog to post death threats against Obama?
Now, reading the comments that followed Larry's sad, but obviously required, warning, one would think the asylum inmates would tone down their vitriolic rhetoric.
True, Larry seems to have achieved his goal -- not a single poster in the thread threatens Obama's life! Hurrah! -- but the despicable commentary persists, unabated.
In fact, most of the loyal lunatics attribute the death threats to... wait for it... undercover Obama backers trying to make NoQuarter look bad.
As if Larry and susan needed any help making NoQuarter "home, sweet home" for the delusional and unhinged.
The fact that other prominent, left-leaning bloggers including Taylor Marsh and Jeralyn Merrit at TalkLeft continue to cite Larry Johnson, susan and NoQuarter as source material for front-page posts tells you all you need to know about how far some (formerly) respected voices in the progressive blogosphere have fallen this primary season.
How incredibly embarrassing and sad that anyone on the left would cite the lunatic rantings emanating from NoQuarter in their own posts, especially those who may be considered "prominent bloggers."
But let's give Larry Johnson a round of applause for finally putting his foot down and saying, "No more death threats," and "Play nice."
And, no, it's not like getting a visit or a phone call from the Secret Service had anything to do with it!
Update [2008-5-31 14:19:47 by Bob Johnson]:
As noted by poster, Rumproast, below, NoQuarter is frequently cited at the Clinton campaign's official blog:
Clinton campaign's HillaryHub links to NQ, too
What's even worse than Taylor Marsh or Talk Left linking to No Quarter is that HillaryHub.com, paid for by Hillary Clinton for President and under the supervision of Peter Daou (who should know better), has been routinely linking to NQ for several months now, long after NQ went far off the deep end into "hate site" territory. They don't have any links to NQ up now, but two highlighted NQ posts recently rolled off (one written by SusanUnPC and one by Taters).
by Rumproast on Sat May 31, 2008 at 12:58:42 PM CDT
Should an official campaign blog be linking to a site like NoQuarter that espouses fanatical, racist commentary on Hillary Clinton's opponent?
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