On Wednesday, #BridgeGhazi emerged as classless cretins’ hashtag of choice for tweets about the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal tied to Gov. Chris Christie’s administration.

“Could you be any more insensitively vile? Chris Stevens. Ty Woods. Sean Smith. Glen Doherty,” was one of many spankings BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski received after calling #BridgeGhazi “the best hashtag on the Internet.”

So what did Politico do? It embraced the hashtag in this headline:

Here’s a tweet from the “real journalist” who authored the article.

New formula? Yeah, no.

Hey, hot tip, Politico: Critics leap on Politico for delighting in “repugnant” hashtag:

It’s beyond poor taste and the article neglects to even mention the smackdowns delivered to disrespectful tools using the hashtag.

https://twitter.com/Matthops82/status/421131214007713793

What’s next?

https://twitter.com/NathanWurtzel/status/421133887582904320

(Hat tip: @gopfashionista)

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  • Lotte Lenya

    Once again, leftists head for the sub-basement of taste. It’s disgusting, as usual, but I am becoming more and more convinced that a good deal of these actions are only used to get a rise out of us. Squirrels and trollbait.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      There is a very fine line between rhetorical grave dancing and actual grave dancing. I believe, in one motion this line has become a bit more blurry.

  • pinupartist

    Politiblow–all the news that’s $#!t to print

    If they wanted to denote that it was disastrous news for Christie–for whom I have no love at all–they should’ve gone with #obridgecare or #bridgebama

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    I never really cared for Christie, but I’d love to hear him say “What difference does it make” just to rile the Left. Liberals are already in full hypocrisy mode over the “I didn’t know what my aides were doing” thing, so why not take it further?

    • Hotlanta Mike

      Or how about claiming that it was rogue elements in a remote office?

      • Elizabeth Fisher

        Or a YT video…

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    Let me translate Politico: It’s Hillary’s turn – shut up!

  • therantinggeek

    Leftists’ attempts to defend Politico’s use of that hash tag will commence in 10…9…8…

  • TVree

    They don’t seem to understand we are paying attention and are no longer just being quiet and dismissive. This idiot thinks Benghazi is some right-wing made-up media event. Lost American lives due to failed leadership (I use this term loosely) and their utter disregard of stories that don’t fit their narrative.

    Spew on with your hate, in the end, Karma will bite you in the ass. After all, I still believe in defending this country and your right to utter moronic things.

    • Jay Stevens

      “This idiot thinks Benghazi is some right-wing made-up media event.”
      Disagree. He is hoping that the Low Information Electorate will come to believe that.

      • TVree

        fair point — repeat a lie long enough, and the low information voter will believe it.

  • JeffWRidge

    The reason they are using that hashtag is that they want to diminish the actual scandal of Benghazi. They want to make it a punchline.

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Will Politico lose their invite to the White House Correspondents Dinner for mentioning Benghazi?

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Nope, because they are Alinski-ites.

  • Clete Torres

    Politico trolls the depths for attention, and that surprises people?

  • https://twitter.com/DrMatthew Dr. Matt

    #Bridgeghazi #Bridgeghazi #Bridgeghazi NEVER FORGET!!!

    • Clete Torres

      Benghazi. 0bamacare. Fast and Furious. IRS, NSA, EPA.

      Sorry, you’re guy sucks worse than Crist Christie.

    • grais

      Completely douche.
      Explain the “ghazi” part.
      Yep; completely douche.

    • journogal

      Wow…talk about being an uninformed ignorant troll. Explains exactly what “Bridgeghazi” is? Is it a location like Benghazi, which is the second largest city in Libya. Thank you for proving how plain stupid you are to everyone. The sad part is that you think you posted something smart.

    • TVree

      Only point of view is your point of view, huh? Your avatar reveals proves the libtroll that you are.

      As far as the stupid moniker, as well as the non-humorous tone, you’re attempting to use is actually quite offensive. The libs love to promote they are accepting and tolerant. When, in fact, are the most offensive and intolerant.

      Even if I tried to explain why it’s offensive, and how you disparage four American deaths, you wouldn’t understand much less accept it.

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    P o l i t i c o, we know you are really on to what Your dear ZeroStompyFoot leader was doing 9 11 2012, now don’t you? And that is why you keep spinnin’ your Saul Alinski Thuggery don’t you?

    Such a f i n e A l i n s k i Thug-ite your are!

    • Jay Stevens

      From what I have seen over the past five years, it will be really hard to keep from breaking Rule #2.

  • Perry

    #MaryJoKopechne

  • Hotlanta Mike

    Fat & Furious…

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Manipulating thugs.

  • forgetyoutooo

    The comment section on that site is going to be mighty upset, they thought Benghazi would go away if they kept laughing about the four dead Americans.

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    The ends just us fy the means. The means just us fy the ends.

    • Hotlanta Mike

      Don’t you mean just defy, like just defy reality?

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        Uh-huh!They are the “Just us” (Justice). And they are never in reality. Saul Alinski is the rule book.
        The means justifies the end. The end justifies the means. They get what they want, and they don’t care at what cost. It’s all rooted in Saul Alinski and other tactics.

  • DTOM31

    #JerseyBarrier

  • Hotlanta Mike

    This story will be spun to make Christie, unlike Obama. being seen as decisive…

    ‘Staffer’s head rolls as Christie looks to save neck over Bridgegate’

    http://nypost.com/2014/01/09/staffers-head-rolls-as-christie-looks-to-save-neck-over-bridgegate/

  • nc ✓s & balances

    Too soon? Yeah, FOREVER would be too soon.

  • DTOM31

    Kiss of death.

  • Adam Wood

    In fairness, Politico just reported on the hashtag, they didn’t invent it. That rather dubious distinction goes to this guy:

    https://twitter.com/physguy2/status/412778194186821632

  • frozeninbemidji

    #pussgressives

  • Acethepug

    It needs to be repeated: Everything the Left accuses the Right of, it is already doing, or planning on doing.
    So the Left really IS the bastion of intolerance, racism, and hatred. And they prove it. Every day.

    • Joe_USA

      They see in others what they themselves are about.

  • Bklynnygirl

    I am no Chris Christie fan but the selective OUTRAGE over this is unbelievable.

    How many roads were CLOSED during the Government shutdown on purpose? Park Service Ranger: ‘We’ve Been Told to Make Life As Difficult For People As We Can’

    How many roads, bridges and streets are closed and traffic diverted when Obama and his entourage comes to your State?

    Get back to me when the media holds Obama’s feet to the fire and reports on real scandals like fast & furious where 200+ Mexicans and a border patrol agent were killed, Benghazi 4 dead Americans, IRS scandal, Obamacare where 5+ million lost their healthcare.

  • jeanie6

    Tempest in teapot.

  • neoface

    Since Christie will be a 2016 political contender on the wrong side of LSM, he will be their target of destruction. If that was Christie’s intention, he should stay silent until 2015. Little too early, it gives LSM too much time to do what they do best, being assholes. JMO!

  • ToyZebra

    Somewhere there is a high ranking democrat running around behind the scenes yelling, “Stop you fools! You are destroying him too soon!”

  • red sweater

    What is the term even supposed to mean? That the MSM will treat it as a non-story?

  • rambler

    Comparing this in anyway to Benghazi is totally disgusting!

  • Guest

    They’re not mocking the deaths of those men, they’re mocking and comparing the non-scandals of both.

    • rosetta_stoned

      Why don’t you go tell the friends and families of those four dead just how much of a ‘non-scandal’ it is. See if you have any teeth left after you do.

  • Jack Deth

    Obama’s lap dogs proving once again that “There is no bottom to be found in politics!”.

  • Justwaitinforchange

    Great hashtag for anyone conservative, every time someone uses it – it reminds everybody about bengahzi.

  • rickg62

    I know Politico didn’t consider this, but since they consider Benghazi a made up scandal, they’re now considering this made up too. Logic is not their strong suit.

  • beebop1952

    Maybe he should have opted for the “what difference does it make?” defense. Seems to work really well for the left …

  • Kevin McAuley

    I might be able to tolerate the tag IF they actually attacked Obama about the ACTUAL BENGHAZI with a fraction of the fervor.

  • On Guard! Mosin Nagant

    The most common illusions conjured up to justify today’s collectivist central planning and coercion include “social justice”, “fair” income distribution, and stopping “global warming”.