By GotDesign
Just when you thought you had heard everything.... It seems that PowerLine has recently been the target of the Left's ire and hatred. Read on...
We have received relatively little hate mail in the two-and-a half years that we have been writing for this site. One reason is that we rarely choose to engage left-wing sites like Daily Kos and Atrios in their brand of argument. Around a week ago, however, both of those sites sicced their readers on us, with the result that hate mail started pouring in. When I wrote about the Guckert/Gannon controversy, the hate mail intensified; we were inundated with email messages from their readers, many of them inexpressibly vulgar and vile.

These are not nice people. In addition to emailing us at our feedback address with every manner of invective, they called my office. My secretary stopped answering my telephone because callers swore at her. The telephone campaign reached a new low this morning, when someone purporting to be a reporter at a gay newspaper in Los Angeles called my office and asked me to comment on a "rumor" to the effect that there are photos floating around of me in a "tryst" with Jeff Gannon. Suffice it to say that these people are beneath contempt.

It is one thing for blogs to participate in what Hugh Hewitt has started calling a "blog swarm" -- rallying bloggers around a given issue for the purposes of bring the issue into the spotlight and discovering new information about said issue. It is quite another to enlist bloggers in a hate-filled attack on those with whom you differ in opinion. This behavior is, as Hindrocket says, "beneath contempt."


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