MOTE, BEAM, YADDA YADDA: Howard Kurtz’s discussion of Ted Kennedy’s illness includes this passage:

(A digression: Michelle Malkin is among those conservatives asking readers to put aside political differences and pray for Kennedy and his family, and most of her commenters did just that. But there were a few, revoltingly hateful exceptions– posters who were reveling in the news and, in one case, talked of celebrating.)

I’ve always liked Howard, but isn’t this kind of gratuitous? Bloggers aren’t responsible for their comments — and have you seen some of the stuff that has appeared in the WaPo comments in the past? — but the possibility of this kind of cheap shot from media folks is one reason (among many) why I don’t have them. Meanwhile, Charles Johnson, who’s been the target of similar shots in the past, does the obvious.