Is the cheap absurdist theater fun of watching the same guy who helped whip up a torch-and-pitchfork mob that led to Alec Baldwin getting sacked for yelling at a paparazzi who was stalking his kid --
Dear Andrew Sullivan, 'Left-Liberal Intolerance' Did Not Bring Down Mozilla's CEO
Andrew Sullivan has come to the defense of the Mozilla CEO, Brendan Eich, writing that Eich is being treated as a "heretic," a victim of "left-liberal intolerance" and the "ugly intolerance of parts of the gay movement," forced to resign in the wake of stinging criticism of his financial contribution to the passage of Proposition 8 in California in 2008.
-- now get all bitchy that Gawker wants to put that shoe on the other foot:
No word back from WAM on whether they were the ones behind the suspension of a journalist from Twitter for disagreeing with them. But good to know that Gawker believes that journalists [Andrew Sullivan] who sail close to the wind need to be silenced if possible. Name-calling is something they absolutely never do.
A tired, Sullivanesque ideological contortion Gawker itself sums up last and best as follows:
...Sullivan's performance, in all its hyperventilating absurdity, is probably best received as an off-site contribution by a former editor to the New Republic's ongoing 100th birthday celebrations. Here is the spirit that the magazine embodied through the latter decades of the 20th century: tireless vigilance, in the face of an empowered reactionary movement, against any signs of excess on the left. Every outspoken liberal a Red Guard, every word about racial injustice an incitement to riot, every slope a slippery slope. Except the slope one is standing on.