Boycott JournOlist: Target #2. Spencer Ackerman, Wired Magazine.

“Let’s just throw Ledeen against a wall. Or, pace Dr. Alterman, throw him through a plate glass window. I’ll bet a little spot of violence would shut him right the f— up, as with most bullies.”

-Spencer Ackerman (HT:Newsbusters)

Today I propose that we expand the boycott of JournOlist and add Continental Airlines, a principal online advertiser of Wired Magazine to the list. Wired Magazine currently publishes the “Danger Room Blog” authored by the odious and despicable Spencer Ackerman. Spencer Ackerman seems determined to end all wars. At least he’s determined to end all wars in a way that helps elect Leftists. He certainly can’t claim the mantel of Ghandi, when he’s channeling Vlad the Impaler and bringing back the old Eastern European punishment of defenestration in order to shut up his ideological opponents. He seems to only oppose violence when its aimed at certain parties.

Ackerman, like many other dishonest leftists, began his career at The New Republic. Here, he joined the fine tradition of Scott Thomas Beauchamp and Stephen Glass. Yet Ackerman grew disillusioned, and was soon fired from that particular bastion of intellectual integrity.

Ackerman described the firing as follows:

“I definitely, for lack of a better term, drifted leftward,” Mr. Ackerman said. “The Iraq war will do that to you. The Bush administration will do that to you.”

Mr. Ackerman had been acting out, by his own account: telling a colleague it “wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world” to get fired “for being too left-wing”; declaring in an editorial meeting that he would “skullfuck” the corpse of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi to establish his anti-terrorist bona fides.”

(HT: The New York Observer)

Now all that was recounted above was quaint and charming, but it was the discovery of JournOlist that led Spencer Ackerman to distinguish himself as more than just another sick leftist kfuc with a fetish. It was here that his ideological pustule erupted and befouled bathroom mirror of American political discourse. Ackerman, to my mind, offered up the JournOlist money quote below.

I do not endorse a Popular Front, nor do I think you need to. It’s not necessary to jump to Wright-qua-Wright’s defense. What is necessary is to raise the cost on the right of going after the left. In other words, find a rightwinger’s [sic] and smash it through a plate-glass window. Take a snapshot of the bleeding mess and send it out in a Christmas card to let the right know that it needs to live in a state of constant fear. Obviously I mean this rhetorically. And I think this threads the needle. If the right forces us all to either defend Wright or tear him down, no matter what we choose, we lose the game they’ve put upon us. Instead, take one of them — Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists. Ask: why do they have such a deep-seated problem with a black politician who unites the country? What lurks behind those problems? This makes *them* sputter with rage, which in turn leads to overreaction and self-destruction.

– Spencer Ackerman (HT: Protein Wisdom)

So there you have it. Spencer Ackerman believes in deliberately and falsely branding people as racists to ram through his ideological agenda. Ackerman writes for Wired Magazine. Continental Airlines Inc. advertises on Wired Magazine’s online website, so let’s not befoul Continetal’s wonderful fleet of jets with the muddied feet of a horde of raaaaacists. So how and when do we kick Continental in the Jimmies? Details follow below.

Continental Operates hub at Bergstrom Airport in Austin Tx. If any of you guys happen to head that way for various and sundry reasons, Bergstrom offers the following menu of other airlines to choose from.

Another option, of course, is to just fly into Dallas and road trip down I-35. There are worse things in life than a drive through the Texas Hill Country and a stop at Rudy’s BBQ, in Waco or Austin, for lunch and a beer. While you’re there, pour one out on the floor for Spencer Ackerboy and Wired Magazine. Let’s hope a nice little spot of lost revenues shuts them both right the Ackerman up.