I know that’s what Rick Moran of PJ Media would like us to believe about “the left,” but, really, it is the darkness that fills the cess pool of what might formerly have been his soul. Consider his response to this story:
One of the most popular pastors in America, Pastor Rick Warren, is grieving with his family after his son took his own life on Friday. Warren’s brother-in-law called for prayers for the family, and said Warren and his wife are facing the news together. NBC’s Diana Alvear reports.By Matthew DeLuca, Staff Writer, NBC News
The youngest son of Rick Warren, author of “The Purpose Driven Life,” has committed suicide, the evangelical pastor said in a letter to members of his church on Saturday.
Matthew Warren, the youngest son of Warren and his wife Kay, died after a long struggle with mental illness, according to the statement from Saddleback Valley Community Church in Lake Forest, Calif. The church asked for “everyone to join us in praying for the entire Warren family” on Saturday….
This is sad, no matter what one’s political leanings, but PJ Media hater Rick Moran projects the filth of his soul by trolling comments for anything bad he can use to paint all of his political enemies as monsters:
by RICK MORAN
April 7, 2013 – 10:46 am
One of the more disturbing aspects of the internet culture — fed largely by the ability to post anonymously — is the rash of mean, hateful comments made following the death of a prominent figure associated with one side or the other.
(Family pedigree claimed? “His brother Terry hosts the ABC news show Nightline while his brother Greg is a reporter for the San Diego Union” from his website.)
Right. He realizes how vile what he’s going to attempt is, so the Crisco® of phony piety must be slathered on, so that it slides easily into that place where the sun don’t shine:
The Hypodermic of Hypocrisy® says:
‘Time for another fix!’
It’s a disease that afflicts both sides. The death of Ted Kennedy a few years ago brought out the haters on the right to an unprecedented degree. The level of vitriol and foul language as well as carefully composed comments designed to inflict the maximum amount of pain that were the rule on the right then are mirrored today by comments and tweets on the left regarding the suicide death of prominent Christian pastor Rick Warren’s son.
Don’t you just love the “balance” of that “hold me harmless because I’m not the scum sucking toad, THEY are the scum sucking toads” sentence: The death of Ted Kennedy a few years ago brought out the haters on the right to an unprecedented degree …
But it’s all a sham. He’s not against hate. He’s in favor of ginning it up as much as possible. And he ONLY quotes comments. No stories. No blogs. Just comments in the comments sections, which would, if used on Righties, brand them all as inhuman Nazis undeserving of any life outside of Gitmo detention. (What’s sauce for the goose here could NEVER be sauce for the gander, since it would place all righties in with history’s greatest monsters, did you believe in guilt by comment association. Just sayin’.)
The tabloid equivalent of Moran’s little stunt
Which means that he’s exploiting the death of pastor Warren’s son for his own ideological gain.
And there’s a word for that.
A word I’ll leave it to you to guess, gentle reader.
Old time Pravda would be proud of this little reversal.
But don’t believe for a minute that the few who decide to make vile comments create guilt on one entire side. Or that THEY are the ones exploiting the Warren family’s tragedy. Because Moran (an obvious misspelling) doesn’t find any blogs. Just trolls for commenters to use to tar an entire ideology, an entire group in political opposition to the ideological anti-human pornography that Moran and PJ Media stand for.
the wolf in sheep’s clothing concept
I am not defending anything or “mee too”ing any derogations against those who would use a personal tragedy for idiotic or ideological ends. That would give Moran cover, and no cover ought be accorded. There is no civility in his decrying a lack of civility. It is only a mask for his own, contemptable barbarism, his own need to repurpose anything to his own twisted political ends — even to ascribing guilt by association to an entire class of the innocent. It is specious in an appalling way, stupid in an absurdist way and pathetic in a gestap0 way. There is little in the annals of propaganda to match its monstrousness. Which limns, in this case, the monster himself: the PJ writer.
Listen to the crocodile tears that this human garbage concludes his sleazy diatribe with, pretending to have a soul:
Are people really that bereft of humanity and care that they think no more of trying to inflict pain on the families and friends of someone who died than they do of swatting a fly? I am hoping most of it is bravado — trying to outdo a previous commenter to prove how tough they can sound. All they are doing is showing a shocking lack of empathy and kindness — values that used to be thought highly of in the civilized world.
Disturbing and unsettling to be sure.
Whatever thoughts you might think of the kind of jerks who would chortle gleefully about the Warren family’s tragedy, think them about Mr. Moran, who engages in PRECISELY that eponymous behavior while attempting to ascribe it to others. He might as well be pissing on the late Mr. Warren’s grave himself.
In fact, he is.
The mirror doesn’t lie, Mr. Moran. Only you.
Here’s his PJ bio:
Our focus: the unfocused Mr. Moran