Reverse Godwin’s Law

2 Mar

Regarding Andrew Breitbart’s death

No, not every bad person is equatable to Hitler, but below (above?)┬áHitler, there are plenty of gradations of bad that are really, really bad. Hallmark doesn’t make a card that reads, “Congratulations, you’re not a Nazi!”

I found the gloating over bin Laden’s death distasteful, so something would be pretty fucked up with my moral compass if I didn’t feel more reservation over Breitbart’s death. By my own sense, the properly calibrated liberal response is a non-gleeful, sober assessment of Breitbart’s life mission—which won’t be terribly flattering, even sans hyperbole.

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