|OpinionJournal - Extra: "WASHINGTON--My brief and unhappy experience with the hate and vitriol of bloggers on the liberal side of the aisle comes from the last several months I spent campaigning for a longtime friend, Joe Lieberman.
This kind of scary hatred, my dad used to tell me, comes only from the right wing--in his day from people such as the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy, with his tirades against 'communists and their fellow travelers.' The word 'McCarthyism' became a red flag for liberals, signifying the far right's fascistic tactics of labeling anyone a 'communist' or 'socialist' who favored an active federal government to help the middle class and the poor, and to level the playing field.
I came to believe that we liberals couldn't possibly be so intolerant and hateful, because our ideology was famous for ACLU-type commitments to free speech, dissent and, especially, tolerance for those who differed with us. And in recent years--with the deadly combination of sanctimony and vitriol displayed by the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and Michael Savage--I held on to the view that the left was inherently more tolerant and less hateful than the right. "
Dear Lanny: Refer to posts
News Snipet 'Blog: The Far Left
News Snipet 'Blog: IDEOLOGICAL
News Snipet 'Blog: THE LEFT AND FASCISM
And many many more that were written when the News Snipet was hosted by Ebloggy.