Robert Stacy McCain thinks of himself as a hardnosed reporter on the political beat, which of course is precisely what he is, but I suspect he’s better known in some of the bloggier circles as a Perpetuator of Memes. (Two words: Rule 5.)
And then there’s the term “crapweasel,” which turns up twice this week, in connection with two different, um, organisms:
I don’t think he actually originated the term — see, for instance, this Michelle Malkin piece that predates McCain’s headlong plunge into blogdom — but he’s done as much as anyone to propel the term into the vernacular. I figure the O.E.D. will have no trouble coming up with appropriate citations when the time comes. And given the current media definition of “civility,” which boils down to “We can criticize your douchebags, but don’t you dare say a word about our fine orators,” the time will likely come sooner than we think.