January 16, 2004
Freepers Show the Ugly Side of Netroots... Again

Well, this is unpleasant.

You may remember from awhile back how I drew some nasty remarks from the boneheads at FreeRepublic.com when I had the audacity to ask where the GOP’s netroots were. Well, what they said about me has nothing on what they said about comedienne Margaret Cho after she appeared at MoveOn.org’s awards show honoring the winners of their “Bush in 30 Seconds” ad contest.

Cho did a 20 minute set at the awards show, but right-wing muckraker Matt Drudge took only a couple of paragraphs from that set to include in his write-up of the event. That write-up got reposted on FreeRepublic.com, which led to Cho’s production company receiving a tidal wave of vicious, racist e-mail.

At least a few of the people who wrote to Cho had the good sense to send an apology once their heads cleared. Most, of course, didn’t. But at this point, it’s hardly surprising that the average Freeper wouldn’t feel sorry about this kind of thing, is it?

Posted by Jason Lefkowitz at January 16, 2004
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