Tuesday, September 16, 2008

How to become a 'hate monger'

David Freddoso wrote a book about Barack Obama, and has therefore "made a career off dishonest, extreme hate mongering" and is a "card-carrying member of the right-wing smear machine . . . a smear merchant," according to the Obama campaign.

Building a reputation as a right-wing smear merchant usually requires decades of hard work, but industrious young Mr. Freddoso seems to have risen to the top of the hate-mongering heap in just five short years.

(Cross-posted at AmSpecBlog.)

UPDATE: Ramesh Ponnuru:

If the Obama campaign wants to stay in the speech-suppression business, it ought to find some better thugs.
Hey, Ramesh, that's an unfair smear! Team Obama has the best thugs money can buy.


  1. He has called hate crimes legislation the “Thought Police”… we can't let him speak... especially on our "public airwaves"...

  2. On one thread about this issue, one commenter wrote that Freddoso needs to be silenced, then asked, "Is this a democracy or isn't it???"

    The rest of the comment made it clear he wasn't being satirical. At least, not on purpose.