All Republicans are not assholes

But many assholes are certainly Republicans.

This is really quite extraordinary:

Opening his radio show with funeral music yesterday, Fox News host John Gibson callously mocked the death of actor Heath Ledger, calling him a “weirdo” with a “serious drug problem.”

Playing an audio clip of the iconic quote, “I wish I knew how to quit you” from Ledger’s gay romance movie Brokeback Mountain, Gibson disdainfully quipped, “Well, he found out how to quit you.” Laughing, Gibson then played another clip from Brokeback Mountain in which Ledger said, “We’re dead,” followed by his own, mocking “We’re dead” before playing the clip again.

When O’Reilly or Hannity say something outrageous, the response is always that they are commentators, not journalists, and thus held to a different standard of propriety. Gibson occupies some nether region, neither fish nor fowl. His tv show is structured like a newscast, but he hosts it like a commentator — and then proceeds to host an hour a day of unabashed hate talk radio. But even for the ill-defined niche he occupies, this is really beyond the pale.

This is basically what Fox News is: assholes broadcasting assholery to other assholes. It’s an asshole extravaganza!

… adding this here, because it seems related: just when you think Republicans can’t be any more appalling