Verbatim quotes from two e-mails received this morning from right-wing patriots over the Jon Voight thing (with all original spellings left uncorrected): (a) “I just heard about your calls to blacklist Conservative actors and think you are a piece of shit“; and (b) “Congratulations, Mr. Wells, on your disgusting and vile comments on Jon Voit. You are clearly proof that the Left is still representative of Orwell’s Thought Police. You discredit and mock Mr. Voit for merely speaking his mind. How dare you try to silence the word of good Americans. I ardently believe that you are true scum of the earth and a waste of life. Good day.”
Comment for second arch-conservative: you should either use the term (a) “a waste of a life” or (b) “a waste of skin.”