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How Will Terry Krepel Embarrass Himself and His Employer Next?

Posted on October 15 2009 5:35 pm
David Swindle is the Managing Editor of NewsReal Blog and the Associate Editor of FrontPage Magazine. Follow him on Twitter here
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Media Matters employee and Con Web Watch proprietor Terry Krepel is almost masochistic in his inability to disengage from a debate.

I thought I was being charitable in giving Krepel the last word and quietly ending the debate over whether Media Matters and the Left were “smearing” talk radio host Glenn Beck in accusing him of lying about his mother’s death.

Then Krepel just had to rip the scab off before the wound had even started to heal:

2009 October 15
I’ve explained why I do not consider this to be a smear. Swindle has decided not to respond to it. Make of that what you will.
I see that today, Beck is personally attacking Anita Dunn for something she said in a private speech that has nothing to do with her current White House job, in order to make an ad hominem attack against her character. Will Swindle criticize Beck for that? Or are Beck’s words sacrosanct?

(Look forward to Matthew Vadum’s blog about this tomorrow morning.)

2009 October 15

The more you talk the more you prove my point and embarrass yourself. Attacking someone for expressing an intolerable political opinion (Beck on Dunn) is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT AND ENTIRELY FAIR. Attacking someone on the basis that they allegedly lied about their mother’s death in order to ruin their reputation (Media Matters on Beck) is an ad hominem smear.

Trying to explain this to you is like trying to describe a sunset to a blind man. You just can’t see it.

I’m almost starting to feel guilty. What honor is there to be had in defeating a blind man in a fight?

For those keeping track this is the second time that Krepel, a Media Matters employee, has confessed to seeing no meaningful difference between a legitimate criticism of expressed political views and a mean-spirited ad hominem smear.

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