The hangovers have barely worn off and the stupid has already started.
AH, THE DELIGHTFUL DOUCHEBAGGERY OF THE WANKERHOOD: What's particularly amusing is how, after being caught flat-out spewing bullshit, Red State's Erick Erickson launches into some truly world-class evasion and tap dancing:
[Red State's Ben Domenech] was tossed quickly after lefty outrage — and let’s be honest, it had more to do with the lefty outrage than later revelations. They weren’t going to stand by him the minute the phones started wringing.
"Lefty outrage?" Oh, right ... over the revelations that Domenech was a fucking thief. And how dare those uppity lefties get all bent out of shape over something so meaningless as journalistic plagiarism?
And as for Domenech getting "tossed quickly," well ... not so much (emphasis added):
An investigation into these allegations was ongoing, and in the interim, Domenech has resigned, effective immediately.
Oh ... he wasn't canned; he resigned. Not quite the same thing, is it, Erick? Putz.
Oh, by the way, Erick, it's "ringing," not "wringing." Idiot.
MOVE THOSE GOALPOSTS, BABY! MOVE THEM! I realize it's painfully self-evident, but you do of course appreciate how quickly Erick the Unprepared switches topics and hopes no one notices.
First, Erick whines,
Washington Post hires left-wing blogger. I guarantee they wouldn’t hire someone from the right.
And after someone quietly points out that, yes, they did in fact do just that, Erick's outrage suddenly finds a new target:
[Domenech] was tossed quickly after lefty outrage — and let’s be honest, it had more to do with the lefty outrage than later revelations. They weren’t going to stand by him the minute the phones started wringing.
But Erick -- sweetie, boobie -- we weren't talking about how mean and nasty those lefties were after Ben was hired. We were discussing your original claim about how the WaPo would never, ever, ever hire a conservative blogger. And how you were dead wrong. And how what happened afterwards isn't really relevant to how you made an ass of yourself in public.
And that, kids, is why we don't engage them. We simply mock them.