Nir Rosen Apologizes, Right Wing Bloggers Get a Pass

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Salon’s Joan Walsh points out that while left-wing journalist Nir Rosen was correctly denounced by everyone for his crude comments about assaulted reporter Lara Logan (and he then apologized and resigned from his job at NYU), right wing bloggers like Jim Hoft, Pamela Geller, and Robert Stacy McCain are getting a complete pass for their disgusting posts: The right makes hay with Lara Logan attack.

Last night the unreadable Gateway Pundit attacked not only me but CNN’s Anderson Cooper for remarks that only I made on AC360 Wednesday night. For the record, Cooper said absolutely nothing about the self-promoting GP blogger Jim Hoft; I mentioned him only in passing, during our conversation about Rosen’s remarks, as one of several right-wingers “blaming Lara Logan for…what happened to her because she dared to go report on Islam, rather than treating it as this sexist, brutal religion. And I would like to see those people come in for a little bit of criticism and examination, too. It’s not just what Nir said on Twitter.”

The shrill Hoft went off last night on me and Cooper:

“For the record, I have never endorsed rape of anyone and did not say that Lara Logan deserved to be molested in Tahrir Square. That is a complete lie.”

And for the record, as you can see above, and in the video below, I never said Hoft endorsed rape. But here’s what Hoft wrote about Logan Wednesday:

After Sexual Assault & Beating… CBS Reporter Logan Learns That Political Correctness Is a Killer 

Lara Logan is lucky she’s alive.

Her liberal belief system almost got her killed on Friday. This talented reporter will never be the same.

Why did this attractive blonde female reporter wander into Tahrir Square last Friday? Why would she think this was a good idea? Did she not see the violence in the square the last three weeks? Did she not see the rock throwing? Did she miss the camels? Did her colleagues tell her about the Western journalists who were viciously assaulted on the Square? Did she forget about the taunts from the Egyptian thugs the day before? What was she thinking? Was it her political correctness that about got her killed? Did she think things would be different for her?

Nah, that’s not victim-blaming! But Hoft is not alone in using Logan’s rape to advance his anti-Muslim narrative. Williams reported on the despicable Debbie Schlussel’s immediate reaction: “So sad, too bad, Lara. No one told her to go there. She knew the risks. And she should have known what Islam is all about. Now she knows… How fitting that Lara Logan was ‘liberated’ by Muslims in Liberation Square while she was gushing over the other part of the ‘liberation.’”

There’s more.  Crackpot Muslim hater Pamela Geller praised the Egyptian army for rescuing Logan and blamed her attack on the allegedly anti-Semitic protesters she’s been railing against for weeks, because someone in the crowd supposedly yelled “Jew, Jew” before Logan’s attack. Date-rape defender Robert Stacy McCain suddenly became extremely sensitive about the issue of sexual assault, since he could use it to attack Islam. McCain, you might recall, is one of the few right-wingers to defend Wikileaks’ Julian Assange, mainly because some feminists attacked Assange for the date-rape allegations against him; McCain opined that women ought to know before they begin a romantic encounter, “Listen up, sweetheart: You buy the ticket, you take the ride.” Now he’s very concerned about a charge of sexual assault:  “Please tell me what I am permitted to say when a gang of Egyptian men celebrates the end of the Mubarak regime by sexually assaulting an American TV news reporter…How often have Aayan Hirsi Ali and Phyllis Chesler warned feminists about the brutal subjugation of women in the Islamic world?”

The mean-spirited clowns who dominate the right wing blogosphere never have to account for their ugly comments or apologize, because their intended audience laps it up and begs for more. And as Walsh notes, the media have an odd blind spot when it comes to this appallingly common right wing hate speech.

Meanwhile, today the dim-witted Jim Hoft has another cause — he’s helping the Wisconsin GOP destroy teacher’s unions by playing Grand Inquisitor and outing the Democrats who are boycotting the GOP union-busting bill: BREAKING: Wisconsin Dems Hiding At Best Western in Rockford, IL …Update: TEA PARTY WINS! Chases WI Dems Out of Rockford …Update: WI Dem Says They’re Still in IL (Video) | The Gateway Pundit.

Hoft is also making a special appearance in Wisconsin along with fraudster Andrew Breitbart and wacko libertarian Herman Cain, otherwise known as “The Axis of Dense.” The poster boys for the anti-education right.

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