Noel Sheppard sheds some crocodile tears in a Jan. 10 NewsBusters post complaining thatStephen Colbert called the National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre Wednesday, "f--ked in the head":
Honestly, is this really the level of political discourse in America today?
Are the left free to say any disgraceful thing they want about their opponents - on national television - with total impunity?
Why isn't it ever possible for our nation to have a civilized discussion about controversial issues without liberal media members personally attacking those they don't agree with?
Can such people ever just debate the issue without the vitriol and invective much as California Governor Jerry Brown and conservative talk radio host Larry Elder did Wednesday?
For over a decade, the left and their media minions have regularly complained about the toxic political tone in our nation.
Why is it they're all oblivious to their role in the toxicity?
Speaking of being oblivious to their role: Sheppard should know this is the level of political discourse in the country because he aids and abets it.
Just last week, to cite just one example, Sheppard wrote approvingly of a comedian insulting Democrat Harry Reid, saying, "it's nice to see someone in the media go after Reid."
And his Media ResearchCenter boss, Brent Bozell, likened President Obama to a "skinny ghetto crackhead" -- something Sheppard is not on record as denouncing.
If Sheppard is so offended by the level of political discourse, perhaps he should work to clean up his own house first.
UPDATE: Two days after his post decrying lack of civility, Sheppard approvingly cited the ugly insult by the Catholic League's Bill Donohue that "Given Obama’s ideology, perhaps it would make more sense for him to swear on Das Kapital."