Josh Marshall/TPM called Rudy Giuliani a fascist and compared him to Mussolini and even posted a video of Benito.
If a right-winger did the same with Obama - and compared him to hmmm let's say Mobuto - the entire MSM would be up in arms. It's a rank slur.
But Josh is a Leftie so he will get a pass. It's just like Biden and other Lefties constantly getting away with racist crap, while Righties like Lott get nailed. Saying macacca can cost you your Senate seat if you're a Republican. (More on Biden's latest racist faux pas HERE.)
IT'S HYPOCRITICAL BS.
It's even worse when you realize that Mussolini was an ardent LEFTIST - a socialist from a family of socialists. He was even named after another famous socialist Benito Suarez. Mussolini's fascism is a branch of socialism as was Hitler's Nazism and Lenin's Marxism and Mao's too.
No one could be further from socialism than Rudy. Rudy and the GOP stand for small government, low taxes a free marketplace and liberty.
Josh Marshall and his comrades on the Left have more in common with fascism than Rudy and the GOP.
Round up on Josh's ethnic slur HERE.
BTW: When another liberal - NYS AG Robert Abrams - used the same slur against Alphonse D'Amato in 1992, he got rightfully slammed for it because D'Amato didnl't shy away from calling it what it was.
Sadly, what was a slur in 1992 has become de rigeur for the Left in 2007.
The entire blogosphere ought to slam Josh Marshall for his shameless use of this tired ethnic slander.