Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Richard Cohen Is Getting Unhinged.

Michelle Malkin picks up on some blogs and offers a bit of her own commentary on Richard Cohen's latest column. What is that column about? Its about all the hate-mail he received from leftists after his column on Stephen Colbert's bullying attempt at humor at the Whitehouse Correspondent's Dinner. Recall, Stephen Colbert stood up and delivered a relentless ad-hominen attack against President Bush dressed up as humor. Richard Cohen (not fan of President Bush or the right) saw no humor but cowardly bullying.

Kapow! Within a day, I got more than 2,000 e-mails. A day later, I got 1,000 more. By the fourth day, the number had reached 3,499 – a figure that does not include the usual offers of nubile Russian women or loot from African dictators. The Colbert messages began with Patrick Manley ("You wouldn't know funny if it slapped you in the face") and ended with Ron ("Colbert ROCKS, you MURDER") who was so proud of his thought that he copied countless others. Ron, you're a genius.
Source: Austin Bay Blog - Richard Cohen Discovers The KosKidz
There is a lively debate going on in the commentary at Austin's blog and centers on leftist and rightist loonies. Of course, the lefties are trying to drag Rush, Hannity, Coulter, et al into the land of looney. Interesting go and check it out.

Richard is worried this will tear the left apart and lead to another four years of Republican in the Whitehouse, and so it should.

We on the right have our kooks too. However, none of those kooks can claim to own the Republican party like the kooks on the left claim to own the Democratic party. Those kooks dislike Hillary as much as those on the right (if not more so).

Of course he comes away with some disillusionment about e-mail and the internet. He also takes an oppurtunity to pile on–bloggers. Apparently, lefty bloggers encouraged their readers to write him on the topic.

BTW Unhinged in the title refers to Michelle Malkin's book, not Mr. Cohen's state of mind.