Why Isnt the Press Challenging Elizabeth Edwards About the Edwards Campaigns Hiring and Defending of Hateful Bloggers?

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ALEXANDRIA, VA -- Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, has called on Americans to stop conservative Ann Coulters hate words. But when that campaign hired two hateful, anti-Christian bigots as official bloggers, Mrs. Edwards did not object and the campaign decided to give them a fair shake, as John Edwards said. The bloggers resigned in February only after their bigoted writings were exposed by other bloggers and conservative talk radio, causing a huge embarrassment.

ABC, CBS, and NBC interviewed Elizabeth Edwards this morning to allow her to further complain about Coulters hate words, but none mentioned the Edwards campaigns bigoted bloggers. Concerning Elizabeth Edwards silence about the hate-mongers in her husbands own presidential campaign, MRC President Brent Bozell issued the following statement:

Elizabeth Edwards, who apparently is now acting as spokesperson for the Edwards campaign and who is very familiar with and active in the blog world, never said a word about the campaigns hiring and defending of Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwan. Mrs. Edwards is a hypocrite. These two bloggers are notorious for writing such repulsive things as,

  • What if Mary had taken Plan B after the Lord filled her with his hot, white, sticky Holy Spirit? Youd have to justify your misogyny with another ancient mythology. (Marcotte)

  • In the Duke Lacrosse case, Cant a few white boys sexually assault a black woman anymore without people getting all wound up about it? (Marcotte)

  • Sen. Rick Santorum talks about sex lest his lack of self-control be manifested by f***ing his desk on the Senate floor. (Marcotte)

  • God is a sadistic bastard. (Marcotte)

  • Pope Benedict, hes just a dictator the Popes gotta tell women who give birth to stillborns that their babies are cast into Satans maw. (Marcotte)

  • President Bush has a wingnut Christofascist base. (McEwan)

  • When CNN invited Ann Coulter to comment on the 2004 presidential debates, I sniffed, I didnt realize they had officially transformed into the C*** News Network. (McEwan)

Elizabeth Edwards and the liberal media have a double standard when it comes to hate words. If its hate towards conservatives, its okay with them. But if its criticism of the Edwards campaign by a conservative, its ugliness that debases political dialogue. The liberal media need to ask, Will Elizabeth Edwards rebuke those hateful bloggers and, by the way, did she have a hand in hiring them?


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