Saturday, May 19, 2007

Jerry Falwell, Christopher Hitchens and Liberal Hate

Too true:

Many liberals, like Hitchens, rail against "hate" as the worst imaginable sin, yet exude a magnitude of hatred that the conservatives they condemn as hateful couldn't begin to possess.

Sometimes people project their own faults onto others.

Hitchens refused to back down from his excoriation of Falwell on the very day of his death, saying, "I don't care whether his family's feelings are hurt or not. But if they are, they can take comfort from the extraordinary piety and stupidity, and generally speaking, uniformity of the coverage of the man's death."

Even more revolting was Hitchens' response to CNN's Anderson Cooper's question of whether he believed in heaven and whether "you think Jerry Falwell is in it." Hitchens said he did not believe in it, but "I think it's a pity there isn't a hell for him to go to."

Where does Anderson Cooper get off answering such a vile question?

It would take an extraordinarily warped perspective for someone as mean-spirited as Christopher Hitchens to believe he is entitled to righteous indignation at those – like Christians or conservatives – he presumably believes to be mean-spirited.

But Hitchens will get a pass for his abominable behavior from the liberal media because he is a liberal – notwithstanding his heresy on the war – and liberals are not to be condemned for their hatred because the objects of their hatred deserve to be hated.

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