Something is fundamentally rotten in our political culture — where groups seeking political advantage can so easily make victims of innocents and cowards will let good people pay a price rather than defend their rights to a fair hearing.
But of course that’s not how the politics plays out. If she had not been fired, the teabaggers and right-wing pundits would have made her name a by-word for continuous attack on the liberals, by shear repetition of lies. This way she gets to sue Breitbart, making headlines that advance the liberal cause as the case plays out in court, and more headlines when she ultimately accepts a new position somewhere.
Today the church bells in the neighborhood were playing
Dear Lord and Father of mankind,
Forgive our foolish ways!
Reclothe us in our rightful mind…
and I thought, not gonna happen.