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Oh, my - ctd.

I called attention the other day to a couple of startlingly - though by no means atypically - offensive posts by the conservative blogger Jim Hoft, whose blog "Gateway Pundit" has been hosted at First Things for quite some time now. Now comes this comment from Joe Carter, FT's Web editor, explaining that Hoft's blog is about to leave FT's Web site. One hopes this is a sign of good things to come.

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It would not surprise me if it had something to do with Mr. Hoft's distortion of the events surrounding the assault on Lauren Valle at the Rand Paul rally in Lexington this week.

I had never heard of Hoft until these two posts; I googled him and found there was quite a bit of criticism of him; that his sources are often racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic websites. Here is just one example of what his critics say:http://stlactivisthub.blogspot.com/2010/09/st-louis-tea-party-leader-aga... don't think a Christian website should provide a forum for this man and his followers. Thank you for drawing attention to this.

Amen.