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Friday, December 23, 2011
NewsBusters' Double Standard on Civility
Topic: NewsBusters

Noel Sheppard works up some outrage in a Dec. 19 NewsBusters post over a Huffington Post story on the New England Patriots beating the Denver Broncos, over its headline "Brady Slays Tebow": "Don't you just love the new civil tone in America since Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was shot? ... But none of that matters when you're hunting Christians."

While Sheppard was huffing about that, however, his colleagues in the right-wing media over at Fox Nation were doing the exact same thing to President Obama.

One headline states, "Limbaugh Shatters Obama Into a Million Pieces." Another asserts, "McCain Rips Obama to Shreds." Both of these violent posts were tagged as "inspiring" by Fox Nation readers.

At no point has Sheppard complained about the tone on his own side. Perhaps he should address that before taking others to task. Apparently, lack of civility among conservatives doesn't matter when you're hunting Obama.

Posted by Terry K. at 9:07 AM EST

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