That’s not funny!
This summer the left is hellbent on proving to the world they have no sense of humor. First, liberals had a conniption fit over a New Yorker magazine cover that featured a cartoon of Barack and Michelle Obama. Now, the bloggers and activists that make up the netroots have forced the Austin American Statesman to remove a satirical piece from their paper because they found it offensive. Warner Todd Huston reports:
The original article by the Statesman’s Patrick Beach knocked the nutrooters for the so-called “surprise” Gore visit, said it turned into a “faint-in,” and that their general feeling was “terribly self-confirming,” among other snippy comments… fun, but snippy. The general tone of the piece was that of amusement at how seriously the nutrooters took themselves. And, even more galling to said nutrooters, this story was the front page editorial of Sunday’s edition. (Original, Google cached version of Beach’s piece.)
This did not sit well with the nutrooters in question.
So, in the true spirit of “tolerance,” respect for “freedom of speech,” and an interest in a “free press,” the denizens of the DailyKos whipped themselves up into a frenzy of complaints. The din was so loud that the compliant folks at the Austin American-Statesman acquiesced to the demands for retribution. The Statesman pulled the piece from their website and made abject, groveling apologies to the folks at the DailyKos.