Brent Bozell

More rage from St. Elizabeth, this time against America: "A country made great by men and women who work with their hands now debases and ignores them, and celebrates instead the investment banker, the money changers, while holding a Bible (which would teach them otherwise) as a sword against gays and lesbians, against women, and even against science itself."

Then there is the hate and ugliness coming from some of her husband's presidential campaign staff.

"God is a sadistic bastard." Sen. Rick Santorum talks about sex "lest his lack of self-control be manifested by f---ing his desk on the Senate floor." In the Duke Lacrosse case, "Can't a few white boys sexually assault a black woman anymore without people getting all wound up about it?" These statements, among others, are the proud utterances of the erstwhile official Edwards for President blogger, Amanda Marcotte.

President Bush has a "wingnut Christofascist base." "When CNN invited Ann Coulter to comment on the 2004 presidential debates ... they had officially transformed into the C--- News Network." These were some of the offerings from the other official campaign blogger, Melissa McEwan.

How in the world did these vile women find positions as the official bloggers in the Edwards campaign? According to Men's Vogue magazine, they were hired by, you guessed it, St. Elizabeth. And even after their wretched bigotry triggered a national outcry, John Edwards refused to fire them.

But Elizabeth Edwards wasn't confronted on a single one of these statements during any of her media appearances. In the collective eyes of the press, conservatives, almost by definition, are ugly and hateful, and their raging deserves denouncement. Liberals, on the contrary, are permitted to rage, and when they froth at the mouth with the most hateful language imaginable, they're celebrated for that raging, even presented with "Rage" awards. Such are the standards of civil discourse in the land of liberalism.

Brent Bozell

Founder and President of the Media Research Center, Brent Bozell runs the largest media watchdog organization in America.
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