Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Because Once You Point Out the Hypocrisy, You're a Target

Ann Althouse flips out in this segment of bloggingheads.tv when Garance Franke-Ruta refers to the Jessica Valenti breast flap.

For anyone who missed that blogosphere dust-up, Althouse tried to be funny in pointing out that a feminist blogger wore a tight knit top to a meeting with Bill Clinton. The photo that accompanied the post is unflattering to Valenti, and Althouse's comments are childish, but certainly not worth the amount of grief that has come about because of them.

Althouse's point was that the lefty blogosphere is far nastier and far less courteous than the right, and she is right about that. There are a few righty sites that are tough to be in, but I've yet to find a lefty site where posting even a semi-conservative comment won't get you blasted with the sort of invectives your mama washed your mouth out for.

It's a pity, but the leftosphere is having a field day with this. Somebody needs to tell Ann that she should always expect to be attacked whenever she speaks to a lefty. It will make her life easier.