(CC News) -- In an incident that has set tongues wagging in the world of blogs, Time magazine's blog of the year, Power Line, responded to an e-mail critical of its "Jeff Gannon" coverage with an expletive-laced reply:
You dumb shit, he didn't get access using a fake name, he used his real name. You lefties' concern for White House security is really touching, but you know what, you stupid asshole, I think the Secret Service has it covered. Go crawl back into your hole, you stupid left-wing shithead. And don't bother us anymore. You have to have an IQ over 50 to correspond with us. You don't qualify, you stupid shit.
When asked whether it was appropriate for the magazine's "Blog of the Year" to use such profanity and whether it represented the magazine in a good light, Time's managing editor Jim Kelly replied, "You're shittin' me, right? Those fuckers over at Power Line kick some serious ass. I mean, come on, somebody has to lay a smackdown on those treasonous, liberal assholes and cocksuckers. As far as we're concerned, they're doing a bitchin' job."
"Hey," interjected Kelly, "you want a fuckin' subscription or what?"