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Wait, there’s insane people on the internet?

Is it a full moon or something? The last couple of days have seen a violent increase in crazy-vibes. For example, if you’ve been paying any attention to the “blogosphere” (god, I shudder everytime I have to use that word), you might have heard about Bill O’Reilly’s crusade against DailyKos, one of the biggest liberal blogs on the Internet. O’Reilly called the blog a “hate site” and compared it to Nazis and the Klu Klux Klan; he also managed to dig up some kooky quotes from the site’s thousands of users and commentors.

Keith Olbermann descended on the situation with barely restrained glee, but he just might be the only person on earth capable of making his task look difficult . C’mon, Olbermann, you’re practically being handed a shotgun and directed to the barrel of fish! Of course, Stephen Colbert wasn’t about to let anyone talk bad about Papa Bear.

But how did DailyKos respond? Well, they did the only responsibe thing and dug up insane posts from users on O’Reilly’s forum! The difference, of course, is that DailyKos is an open forum, whereas O’Reilly’s requires a membership fee. One blogger also wrote this impassioned plea to O’Reilly to call off his vicious attack. To wit:

Please, Bill O’Reilly, spare us from your savage and inexplicable rage. We can’t take any more of it. Being defended by Keith Olbermann… being roundly and sternly publicized by Stephen Colbert… it’s all too much. The extra traffic, the publicity, the footage of your narcissistic tantrums… the subsequent exposure of hate speech and death threats on your pay-to-post blog. How can any liberal website withstand such a well-planned assault?

I guess the moral of the story is the internet is full of completely insane people. Of course, we here at the Commentator were already well aware of that (*cough* Deb Frisch *cough*). Also, I hope everyone enjoys this post because I had to wade through page after page of self-righteous DailyKos musings to put it together. They post about 100 article a day; seriously, they make Proust look minimalist.

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