February 14, 2007

STOP CALLING ME NAMES, YOU NAZIS!:

Second Edwards Blogger Quits (Howard Kurtz, 2/14/07, Washington Post)

One day after Amanda Marcotte said she was bailing from the Edwards presidential campaign amid criticism that her writings were anti-Catholic, the former senator's other hire from the blogosphere, Melissa McEwan, called it quits last night. [...]

Edwards had decided last week to retain Marcotte and McEwan even while saying he found some of their writing offensive. McEwan, who had called President Bush's conservative Christian supporters his "wingnut Christofascist base," apologized for "letting down my peers" in the liberal online world but said she had been the target of a campaign of "frightening ugliness."

"There will be some who clamor to claim victory for my resignation, but I caution them that in doing so, they are tacitly accepting responsibility for those who have deluged my blog and my inbox with vitriol and veiled threats," McEwan said.


So her inbox matches her outbox now.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 14, 2007 6:51 AM
Comments

So why didnt she delete or edit those nasty comments?

Posted by: Dan at February 14, 2007 7:27 PM

Key words: "frightning ugliness". They fit Ms. McEwen's behavior quite well IMO.

Posted by: Dave W at February 14, 2007 10:02 PM
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