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STICKS, STONES, BROKEN BONES

During the 2000 Bush-Gore presidential race, we began collecting negative soundbites and posting them weekly on a MUDLINE ticker, as a temporary election feature. But in the aftermath of that tumultuous contest we realized that the tone of public discourse was unlikely to improve, and elected to continue the feature. Unfortunately, we were right; two decades later, incivility is hotter than ever. If you just can’t get enough snark on social media, this mud’s for you.

  • October 20, 2010

    Helen Thomas on Obama: "Reprehensible."
  • October 20, 2010

    Rush Limbaugh on Harry Reid: "A liar...A shameless little man."
  • October 20, 2010

    Rabbi Yehuda Levin on Carl Paladino: "Folded like a cheap camera."