Crooks And Liars Upset About “Nutpicking” The Missiah’s Site

Via Little Green Footballs, we get from Crooks and Liars – When ‘nutpicking’ reaches the presidential campaign level. This is the kind of comic relief that just cannot be ignored

For quite a while, conservatives have embraced an annoying strategy — trawl through liberal blogs’ comments sections in the hopes of finding intemperate remarks. The right then takes these comments to “prove” that the left is made up of unhinged radicals.

The practice has always been rather self-defeating. In fact, about a year ago, Kevin Drum came up with a sensible maxim: “If you’re forced to rely on random blog commenters to make a point about the prevalence of some form or another of disagreeable behavior, you’ve pretty much made exactly the opposite point.” Eventually, the practice was even given a name: “Nutpicking.”

But, see, the problem here is that yanking unhinged liberal/lefty/progressive comments and posts is relatively easy. You can find them quickly. And these are not obscure, irrelevant, fringe sites. These are the mainstream, like Kos, Huffington Post, AMERICAblog, Crooks and Liars, and so on. You can find these unhinged comments at places like the Washington Post and NY Times. And, oh, yeah, Barack Obama’s official community website.

….There are a couple of problems with this approach. First, the Obama campaign (to its credit) created an open online forum. Anyone can “post a blog there,” and it’s not the campaign’s fault when someone adds offensive content

First, each blog must be approved by the site administrators. I can’t call them moderators, at least in the past. Second, how is it open, when early I ran across multiple blog communities in which one must be accepted as a member, including a Muslim one?

C&L then tries the old “it’s happening at McCain’s site, too!” parlor trick. Sure, it happens on the Right. But, tell you what: we’ll each start at the same time, and see how many unhinged comments we can find. I bet I can find hundreds, if not thousands, more on a port side site then any liberal can find on a starboard leaner.

To wrap it up, Crooks and Liars are just upset, like the rest of the Left, that some of us have picked up the annoying habit of quoting them in context. Dey don’t like dat, Mon!

PS: let’s nutpick! 1. Steve Says: And fourth, nothing prevents conservatives from posting offensive material on liberal blogs, and then reporting their findings.


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7 Responses to “Crooks And Liars Upset About “Nutpicking” The Missiah’s Site”

  1. Scrapiron says:

    Crooks and Liars, a fair description of the democrat party of today. A little mild but we’ll let that slide. By Nov Hussein O should have thrown a goodly amount of them under the bus. Can’t have anyone out lying the chief liar. He does take swift revenge.

  2. Scrapiron says:

    Watch our for the lefties, Hussein O instructed them to bring guns to his gatherings. They’ll get their panties in a knot because I said that, but how else can you take it when he said out of his own mouth, “if they bring a knife, we’ll bring a gun to the fight”, and now he proves again he’s a liar. He’s always been anti-gun according to him in previous statements. He’s told so many lies he can’t remember when, where, or who he told which lie to.

  3. forest hunter says:

    Hussein’s bus has gone in for a *Change*, now fitted with a lift kit, there’ll be plenty’o room for others he never knew for a quarter century or more.

    OT: William, I wanted to send you an article but for some reason I can’t get your email link to cooperate. I just sent the article to ST.

  4. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    Barack Hussein Obama
    Saddam Hussein
    Obama bin Laden
    Zebra Obama
    Change Meister
    … and the left-wingbats idolize Mr. Q-Tips?

  5. I saw that one, Scrapiron. The Missiah is loosing his halo lately.

    Hey, fh, remove the NOSPAM so it is wteach at

  6. forest hunter says:

    Teach: Wakari mashita (understood)………… old indian trick, eh!

  7. Yup. Stops the auto spammer software.

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