IS ERIC ALTERMAN GUILTY OF HATE SPEECH? You were right the first time, Eric — you shouldn’t have said that.

UPDATE: Alterman agrees, and he’ll be posting a handsome apology for a thoughtless remark. Anyway, let James Lileks demonstrate how to put down Limbaugh without wishing that he be disabled for life:

I don’t listen to Limbaugh – a bomb could go off in New York on Sunday morning and come Monday, he’d talk about the last golf tournament he was in.

There you have it. Devastating, but not hateful.