Jules Crittenden and Boston Herald debate dead blogger

The Boston Herald’s Jules Crittenden has a bone to pick with Steve Gilliard, and now that he’s dead, he’s ready to take him to task.

Crittenden, who was thrilled to see Authoritarian blogs spew racist filth to the news of Gilliard’s death, takes it further, as he takes the type of in-depth look at Gilliard in his blog “Combative, Influential,” that you could expect from the Herald.

You see, Crittenden is upset that Gilliard liked to use the word “Fuck” and that the New York Times obit of Gilliard didn’t include that he liked to use the word “Fuck.”

“Good thing. They might be shocked by his use of the F-bomb as his primary tool of political rhetoric.* NYT tastefully avoids mention. Not, as they say, fit to print.”

Bad, bad dead Steve Gilliard. How dare you used words that upset the delicate sensibilities of the right wing, who only occasionally dabble in naughty words when being misogynistic. Harsh verbiage is only for serious world leaders like Dick “Go Fuck Yourself” Cheney. No wonder Jules Crittenden of the Boston Herald happily linked to a racist diatribe against Gilliard.

“It’ll will be interesting to see what kind of treatment “combative and influential” bloggers of the right get from the NYT when they kick the bucket.”

Good work, Jules Crittenden of the Boston Herald. You keep an eye on that and other important issues. At very least, by picking fights with dead bloggers, we get a reprieve from your work trying to get the public behind a U.S. assault on Iran, or your consistent work on trying to do the White House’s work of keeping the public terrified and docile. Or your work trying to get your readers to despise the rule of law – when it comes to the oligarchs – as much as yourself.

In the end, though, Jules Crittenden of the Boston Herald, don’t be confused why so many pottymouth bloggers continue to think that so many in the mainstream media are either ideologues, incompetents, or just plain fucked in the head.

–WKW

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26 responses to “Jules Crittenden and Boston Herald debate dead blogger

  1. SAP

    Wow. It takes a real man of courage to pick a fight with a dead man. Then again, I would expect nothing less from Crittenden. What a tool.

  2. Melissa McEwan

    “Good thing. They might be shocked by his use of the F-bomb as his primary tool of political rhetoric.* NYT tastefully avoids mention. Not, as they say, fit to print.”

    That was said in response to the Times obit having mentioned some members of Steve’s family didn’t know what his website was all about.

    Usually conservatives only purport to speak for the dead (Casey Sheehan) or the brain-dead (Terri Schiavo), so Crittenden’s a trailblazer, purporting as he is to speak for Gilliard’s living family members. Nice to see him leading the way on behalf on the conservative movement on this one.

  3. NonyNony

    They really hated Gilliard, didn’t they?

    If they’d only had the courage[*] to write this stuff when he was alive, we would have gotten to see Gilliard put the smackdown on these clowns too.

    I didn’t know him personally, but I’m really missing his writing.

    [*] For values of “courage” that involve “sitting at a keyboard and typing out a hate-filled ill-informed diatribe to a blog”, of course.

  4. oddjob

    FWIW, the Boston Globe has a seriously declining circulation, but not like the Herald. Boston’s tabloid paper is in much worse shape than the Globe is.

  5. What a deeply troubled fucker Jules Crittendon must be.

    There, I said it. Almost like I was speaking in the lay vernacular to intelligent adults.

  6. kadath

    I’m just delurking to mention that the Herald is a total rag that people flip through in line at the convenience store and then put back on the rack when it comes time to pay. A Herald columnist picking on someone for being insufficiently classy is roughly equivalent to sitting in a ’95 Neon* at a stoplight and revving the engine to challenge a ‘Vette the next lane over.

    *My first car. How I loved that piece of junk.

    /relurk

  7. Another professional idoit heard from.

  8. you can pick a fight with dead people. because when you pick a fight with the living you then have to go through all the extra work of finding people to do the fighting for you. gilly pissed off all the right people. he even inspired me to translate “fuck the yankees” into western apache (which was harder than you think)

  9. “It’ll will be interesting to see what kind of treatment “combative and influential” bloggers of the right get from the NYT when they kick the bucket.”

    If there are any volunteers on the right willing to put this theory to the test, who am I do say No?

    Typical chickenshit right-wing bullying tactic: wait until he’s dead. He knew that if he’d said that about Steve while he was alive, Steve would eloquently and passionately rip him a new one and enjoy it.

  10. edit: “who am I to say No?”

  11. Good post. I also see you linked the Sadly, No! piece, which is where I first saw that racist post Crittenden linked.

    Who the hell would write, or link, that piece of crap? As long as we’re discussing profanity, especially considering Gilliard just died, I’ve got no problem declaring Crittenden a fucking asshole and a racist. He’s happy in a juvenile fashion to play both, so why not award him both titles?

  12. Jules Crittendon only says the “F-word” when he’s talking to his blowup sex doll.

  13. I also see you linked the Sadly, No! piece, which is where I first saw that racist post Crittenden linked.

    I try to be (no pun intended) pretty liberal in regards to links and try to link to the appropriate right-wing sites when relevant. Plus, as someone who started in newspapers, I’m a complete convert to the idea that good links in a post really enhance it, for those willing and able to click them.

    That being said, no way in fuck was I linking to that post, which was purely a “Hey, look at me, I’m a racist scumbag who wants attention and hits!” post. I understand if someone would want to read it now, but better to do it filtered through the genius that is Sadly, No!

    That Crittenden would agreeably link to that post is ghastly.

    –WKW

  14. Melissa McEwan

    I try to be (no pun intended) pretty liberal in regards to links and try to link to the appropriate right-wing sites when relevant.

    The only problem with that is that it’s a good way to pick up trolls.

    Which is why I’m much more a fan of the indirect link, a la Sadly, No! here.

  15. Melissa McEwan

    That said, I think your links directly to Crittenden here are spot-on.

  16. It’s the highest tribute you can pay to a writer, to wait until they’re safely dead to attack them.

  17. r@d@r

    since mr. crittenden has opened the door, i will calmly await the day of his passing, upon which i will follow his casket through the pale afternoon and piss on his grave too.

    generally speaking i feel little or no compunction about speaking ill of the dead, and i suspect steve even less than i. few of us gave much shrift to jerry falwell or ronald reagan, and i suspect these people will feel just as free to posthumously malign and impugn each and every one of us after we are gone. but there’s just something intemperate about arguing with someone mere days after their passing, with whom we could not win an argument while they were alive. so while i wouldn’t dream of censoring or shouting down mr. crittenden’s free expression, i certainly reserve the right to respond in kind. we’ll all be profoundly relieved when jesus calls you to his bosom, sir, and shall be happily inclined to water your daisies for you in your absence.

  18. William, have I mentioned what a great writer you are?

  19. Thank you, Whig, I really appreciate that. And, trust me when I say that your blog is an inspiration. 😉

    –WKW

  20. Karmakin

    You know something?

    I’ve been reading this, and people talk about Steve’s “fire”, I guess is the way to put it, and are shocked when they find out that he’s nice and polite and all that in person.

    I’ve never met him, but I read his blog almost from day one to be honest, when he left DKos. And I’m shocked that people think that way. Because yeah. He was great in laying down the heat. But there were just as many posts of lighter fare, talking about food, or culture, or sports, or games. It was VERY well rounded. And the community that formed there is great. It really is.

    But I dunno, all of this thought of him of this angerball, it’s just disrespectful. Because it wasn’t that at all.

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  22. You see, Crittenden is upset that Gilliard liked to use the word “Fuck” and that the New York Times obit of Gilliard didn’t include that he liked to use the word “Fuck.”

    Oh, for fuck’s sake.

    *eyeroll*

    Karmakin – I’m betting because that, for the people for whom he was just “this famous ranting blogger”, the rest of his blog didn’t count. Hell, they probably only read the linked posts, and figured that the rest of it was unimportant – if they even realized that it was there.

    (The inability of some people to comprehend that a post is a part of a larger whole, and not just some one-off web thing, mystifies me. But, then, “troll traps” wouldn’t work in the absence of that phenomenon.)

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