Reason Mag Hack Accuses Your Wonkette of Making Fun of Teabaggers
We reported on Friday thatTeabaggers were trying to blame a Teabagger's membership in a lame Teabagger "militia" group as the reason protective services took away his newborn child, and of course made fun of these people, because this is a humor website. That's right: This blog MADE FUN OF TEABAGGERS for being dumb, something your Wonkette has certainly never done. HOW DARE WE? Don't we know it is classist to make fun of dumb people who aren't wealthy? These are questions asked by Reason's Brian Doherty on Hit & Run, a blog we thought we remembered having a good sense of humor and interesting take on current events. And don't think you are immune from this righteous middle-aged blogger's criticism, loyal Wonkette commenters. You too MADE JOKES about oblivious Teabaggers being idiots.
A fascinating culture-war blog entry plus comments at Wonkette, well worth reading for people confused as hell as why Sarah Palin is able to succeed selling a sense of "they hate us but really we are more than OK" to lots of Americans.
The setup: a couple in New Hampshire had their baby stolen from them by government agents--which I think most normal humans recognize as one of the most wrenching, horrific, violative of one's integrity and liberty things that a state, or anyone, could possibly do--whatever the reason for it might be.
Oh no! Government agents! That's basically rape! We here at this blog are not "normal humans" because we do not understand how wrenching it is to have yet another one of your children taken away from you because you are terrible, neglectful, abusing parents who go around blaming your own faults as a person responsible for taking care of children on Big Government hating your little "militia" club. Yes, it must be very wrenching for this man to have to be so unaware of the harm he is doing when he abuses his children over and over. That man is certainly the hero of this story, and so we are not allowed to make fun of Teabaggers for taking his side.
The author and commenters goes on [sic] with some incredibly mean-spirited class-based mockery that is actually kind of extraordinary--especially in the monolithic ability of people to laugh at baby snatching as long as it occurs to those kind of people. We don't like those kind of people. There is even an incredibly un-self-aware, head-up-the-ass comment...
Yes, we apologize, Brian Doherty, for not always blogging about other people's babies being "snatched." That should be the primary focus of a political blog.
And really, we should definitely ignore a mass of idiots with real political power, ESPECIALLY if those idiots say people who like The Dukes of Hazzard or Jeff Dunham are somehow more American than the rest of us. If you try to criticize those people at all, you are only doing so because you hate their income level, obviously.
But, of course, when you're a hack libertarian writer sweating to get the Teabaggers to read you and be your friend, it's important to create a dichotomy between political humor bloggers and Teabaggers. Whereas everything Teabaggers do is correct and in the interest of freedom, political humor bloggers are a strange "other" who are not even "normal humans." That's why, when a political humor blogger tries to politely defend himself in the comments of the pro-Teabagger blog post, the libertarian hack's far-right mouth-breathing commenters should tell him "I still hope you die in a fire" and send him e-mails saying, "Maybe you should go stick your arm down the drain and turn on the garbage disposal, it would be a good start." And they should say, "But to the Wonkette commenters, they're below us." You see, people you disagree with are not even human or anything like that, so it's okay to lust for their grisly deaths.
It's hilarious when we don't like their kind. [Reason]