'This Reminds Me of Stalingrad'
Stacy McCain has a little fun with the cannon fodder grunts at AOL-Huffington Post:
Earlier this afternoon, I remarked on Twitter how wonderful the Battle of Stalingrad was. Nazis killing Commies and Commies killing Nazis — killing each other by the thousands, day after day, week after week, for months on end.
It was a win-win, and the only sad thing is that the battle ended before every last one of those totalitarian bastards got killed.Today, a group of bloggers led by union organizer and journalist Jonathan Tasini filed a class-action suit against the Huffington Post, founder Arianna Huffington, and AOL, which acquired the news-and-blogs site in February.
Tasini, the lead plaintiff, has been a blogger for Huffpo since December 2005, when the site was just seven months old. According to his blogger page, however, he stopped posting on February 10, three days after the purchase of the site by AOL was announced.
It's an important warning for others, but it may not be a metaphor that will be appreciated on the other side of the aisle. Because after 2008, at least according to those 'progressive' redoubts at MSNBC, the New York Times and the HuffPo itself, only conservatives can be both Nazis and Commies -- and even red hunters -- all at the same time.