One of my challenges as a blogger is setting appropriate boundaries which do not reward hate with links and attention. Sometimes it’s unavoidable, and we cannot ignore when it happens, but my preference is to respond in quiet ways that help build a consensus of rebuke.
Update: I think the Anonymous Liberal does a good job of explaining what happened. And yes, we are giving attention to someone that I’d rather not; it will help her gain more notoriety and she will not go away soon: with George Bush in recession she is the new face of the Republican party.
Let me emphasize this, no one is a “faggot.” The word means something to be set on fire. It is hateful, and it is not a neutral term.
Hat-tip Minor Ripper.