Friday, June 08, 2007

Joe Klein, Who Claimed Liberals "Hate America," Now Slams Progressives' "Bile"


Time magazine blogger Joe Klein is upset with the way the progressive blogosphere is treating him these days. In his latest piece, "Beware the Bloggers' Bile," Klein expresses bafflement that he's been criticized by liberal bloggers recently.

Klein writes that much of the progressive blogosphere these days is "is being drowned out by a fierce, bullying, often witless tone of intolerance."

Klein expresses dismay at his critics and tries to play up his supposedly liberal credentials. He writes that he's being unfairly targeted. As far as he's concerned, "the left-liberals in the blogosphere are merely aping the odious, disdainful—and politically successful—tone that right-wing radio talk-show hosts like Rush Limbaugh pioneered."

Wow, that's a pretty heavy charge.

There's only one problem that the supposedly reasonable and "unfairly" criticized Klein fails to point out.

The fact is, Klein himself has been guilty of the most vicious, Rush Limbaugh-like attacks on liberals in recent years.

Here's an example (as reported last year by Media Matters). On April 11, 2006, Klein declared that Democrats wouldn't find success among voters "if their message is that they hate America -- which is what has been the message of the liberal wing of the party for the past 20 years."

Let me see if I understand this correctly: Klein claims liberals "hate" America. And then he turns around and claims that the progressive blogs are guilty of "intolerance" and Rush Limbaugh-like tactics because they dared to criticize him.


Dave in Northridge said...

I think Klein has confused the liberal blogosphere with newsmax, freerepublic and You want vicious . . .

Anonymous said...

When I hear Joe Klien I think of cock rings on the Christmas tree. Why does this toe sucking loser still have any credibilkity left. He and Bill O should just go off and loofah each other.

Ron Southern said...

Things are tough all over. But what an ass he is!

Anonymous said...

For those who might not know or remember, Joe Klein is the one who wrote (under the name Anonymous) Primary Colors and kept quiet as the rest of the right-wing media tried to convince us a Clinton insider did it. And why did he write this piece of fiction? Because he couldn't ride in the cockpit of Air Force One. Yeah, a reeeaaaal liberal.

Anonymous said...

What is it with wingers? Do they really tend to the odd names, or do the odd names just make them crazy from all the teasing at school.

In any case why would anyone take right wing ravings of Joke line seriously. He should sue is parents for child abuse.

Marc McDonald said...

I agree: Klein is one of these highly-paid, insider MSM whore "journalists" who is completely out of touch with the reality of life as ordinary working people know it in George W. Bush's America.
"Journalists" like Klein are the ones who panned Colbert's comedy sketch at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
And people like Klein are those same insider "journalists" who were stunned as the Colbert sketch echoed around the Web the next day via YouTube and was widely recognized by millions of people across America for the brilliant work that it was.

jurassicpork said...

You think it's any coincidence that "klein" is the German word for "small"?

Anonymous said...

Those Darned Vicious Lefty Bloggers...
You tried soaking them out,
You tried scrubbing them out, but still:
Those Darned Vicious Lefty Bloggers!!!

Anonymous said...

This "Vicious Lefty" bullshit is the same tactic which was used when AWOL-from-his rigged-Texas-National-Guard-gig Fly-Boy in Chief painted Mekong-Delta-Brownwater-Navy volunteer John Kerry as a FRIGGIN' COWARD!!!!

Unfurtunately, the American Idle just eat that shit up like it was guuuuuud!