She's my Sister, and I love her

Shakespeare's Sister, aka Melissa McEwan, is my favorite blogger. She's got a sharp mind, she's an excellent writer, she is always generous with her pulpit, and I adore her sense of humor. I was thrilled for her when she announced that she had been hired to blog for John Edwards. I knew that she had been out of work for a while, and I was so pleased that she was going to have an opportunity to use her skills on a presidential campaign.

Sis has been under attack for a day or so, prompted by right-wing Bill Donohue of the Catholic League, a man who makes his living manufacturing outrage - as long as he can rail against someone who isn't politically conservative, that is. Media Matters pointed out that when Jerome Corsi made comments about Catholics, Donohue didn't say a word.

In 2004, Media Matters first detailed anti-Catholic comments made by Jerome Corsi, who, as co-author of Unfit for Command (Regnery, 2004), was one of the ringleaders of the smear campaign by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth against Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) -- a Catholic presidential candidate. Among Corsi's bigoted comments:

CORSI: "So this is what the last days of the Catholic Church are going to look like. Buggering boys undermines the moral base and the laywers rip the gold off the Vatican altars. We may get one more Pope, when this senile one dies, but that's probably about it."

CORSI: "Boy buggering in both Islam and Catholicism is okay with the Pope as long as it isn't reported by the liberal press."

Corsi also called Islam "a worthless, dangerous Satanic religion," and a "cancer that destroys the body it infects" and claimed of Muslims: "RAGHEADS are Boy-Bumpers as clearly as they are Women-Haters -- it all goes together."
Despite the uproar surrounding Corsi's comments, Donohue apparently remained silent at the time, and subsequently dismissed the comments as "quips." A search of the Nexis database yields no examples of Donohue denouncing -- or even commenting on -- Corsi's anti-Catholic remarks.

A search of the Catholic League's website for "Corsi" yields only one result -- a 2006
news release in which Donohue defended Corsi (who is referred to in the release as "Jerry Corsi").

Corsi and Donohue share a common cause, so there is no railing against the, dare I say, VULGAR expressions made by Corsi.

I hope Edwards stands by McEwan and Marcotte. But no matter what happens, Sis will still be my favorite blogger.

No comments: