You can probably count the number of times we’ve agreed with Patton Oswalt on one hand (or maybe one finger). But we firmly believe in giving credit where credit is due, and this time, Oswalt got it right.

The comedian can’t help but notice the P.C. crowd’s growing desire to silence dissent, so earlier today, he shared a new piece by conservative author and commentator Mark Steyn:

Oswalt is no conservative by any stretch of the imagination. But he quickly got a taste of how “politically incorrect” conservatives are regularly treated by lefty speech police:

Here’s a taste of the blowback:

Oswalt, if you’ll recall, has duked it out with Salon a few times over political correctness.

Moving on:

But remember: Lefties are the tolerant ones.



Twitchy coverage of Patton Oswalt

  • QueenB

    I do love when the clueless self righteous proves the point of the person they’re screaming about. Gotta love those open minded tolerants.

    • Rulz

      They are the enemy.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      Their cognitive dissonance is stunning,.. they want you fired, smeared attacked publicly disgraced and completely shut out of any livihood for simply what you say….

      But tben screech in outrage, “we” don’t know what free speech is when called on their fascist habits?

      Well, their definition is pretty stark, 100% agreement with their ideology, no nuances, or subtleties permitted.

      it’s clear who here is epically stupid about free speech. They want the trappings of a democracy with the machinery of a Soviet State, with them in charge for all eternity of course…

      Insanity,.. or sheer stupid poli-sci leftist group tnink, they could hardly be worse fascists if they tried.

      • AStoner

        Democracies are perfectly fine with restricting rights of those out of political power. I think you mean a Constitutional Republic.

  • Ghee!

    Can’t really add to the comments what the hypocritical libtards already did to themselves.

  • DG

    There are 2 things the Left absolutely needs to control to fully advance their agenda………….

    1. Guns
    2. Speech.

    Everything else is gravy for them.

    • AT

      You just reminded me of the greatest youtube video I’ve ever seen:

      • AT

        All applicable now, if not taken to in spades.

        (And no, “AT” doesn’t stand for the initials of this video’s creator. He deserves all credit – not me.)

      • PatriotRG

        Awesome video

    • PatriotRG

      very correct – under speech – they also control and deform language and history to suit them. With the control of the census they will control stats. One controls the scores then you cant ever lose.

    • SideshowJon36

      3. Centralized ownership of the means of production

  • thedumbblonde

    The Left has become nothing more than a rabid mob.

    • iconoclast


    • WhoMeToo

      You misspelled “is”. ~_^

      • Conservative First

        You misspelled “has always been.”

        • PatriotRG

          and will always be

    • Brian Roastbeef

      And no surprise, when this is what happens whenever one of them decides to be intellectually honest for a change… Patton isn’t the first to get eaten by his own, and won’t be the last. No sympathy either, as I’m sure he’s been on the other side of the mob many times himself.

    • PatriotRG

      they always were a rabid mob

  • A-Train

    isn’t it hilarious how the left will state something simple and factual, then disagree with themselves about it? Example:
    Mickey McCauley @Mickey_McCauley
    really, @pattonoswalt? His use of the phrase “pre-revisionist definition of marriage” didn’t strike you as, uh, fucking shitty?
    that satement is 100% correct, yet, it’s ‘shitty’ to him. what a bunch of sensitive douches.

    • data_file_7

      If you’re not a 100% true believer, if you allow any nuance to creep in at all, then you get lumped in with Fred Phelps types as beyond the pale of civilized society.

    • junkbondtrader41

      That one jumped out at me, too.

      Yeah, that “f***ing sh*tty” view that commanded hefty majorities in national opinion polls back in the paleozoic era of, oh, about 5 or 10 years ago and was espoused by their own President until 2 years ago.

      • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

        First rule of the left, history is what we say it is, today, subject to revision. Stalin had faux museums seg up, telling the masses about all the great Soviet inventions… the car, the telephone, aircraft, trains… everything inventef during the industrial age, he claimed as a communist invention..

        and how would the ignorant peasnts of a vast feudal then communist empire know any better?

        they emprisoned or shot anyonr who knew better..

        Kind like these idiot leftist tweets..misinformed on a galactic scale, and proud to be,… burning at the stake any heretic who says what they do not want to hear.

        ol uncle Joe would be beaming at their devotion to dogma…. and their victims lists.

  • Frustrated Teacher

    At some point, the left really does become its own self-parody….and the cool thing is that they NEVER even realize it!!

    • Heather Atkinson

      Yeah, but that makes it all that much harder to mock them. Seriously, how do you top self-mockery?

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        The problem is that they’ve possibly dulled the wits of those they’ve indoctrinated to be able to see it. Sort of like the Common Core mathematics approach to political science– jumble everything up so badly that nobody grasps whatever meaning there may have initially been in any of it, till someone trying to figure it out throws their hands up in despair.

      • Marie

        You’re doing a piss poor job of it.

  • ceemack

    Y’know, if I actually agreed with the tenets of the Left, I might be tempted to swing to the right just so I could hang out with nicer people.

  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    Often having the mob turn on you is the first step in realizing that you no longer want to be part of the mob.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      You become what Andrew Sullivan defines himself as (but which he may not actually be), an “Oakeshott Conservative”– someone who might even have positions possibly the Left might find congenial and more traditional Conservatives could find repugnant, perhaps, but one who has the cojones to tell the Left that, as much as they might think they have a corner on the market of intellectual heft and moral rectitude, that they’re basically asshats who really don’t know how the world really works, and that they should shut up and stop bothering everybody, especially him.

      Our Patsy may be fast be approaching this stage, to do what he did– RT’ing Mark Steyn in order to troll the Lefties so as to make his point.

    • Evan Dickinson

      Its also often the first step in becoming part of that same mob that turned on you.

      The next step is “repentance”.

      The final step is vilifying those who were once just like you to fit into the new mob.

  • Heather Atkinson

    A Conservative is sometimes a Liberal who’s been mugged.

    Oswald proved to have a mote of intellectual honesty by agreeing with and re-tweeting a Steyn piece ( I LOVE Mark Steyn ). Now the character assassination by the unread, unwashed, uninformed and generally unkempt may just knock Patton over the edge into reality-based world view.

    • dwok

      And Oswald is getting an idea right now of what a twitter mugging kind of feels like.

    • PatriotRG

      My cabinet – Mark Steyn – Mark Levin – Michele Malkin – Laura Ingram – Ted Cruz

      • ginny

        Can we put Dr. Ben Carson in the Oval Office? Or at least HHS Secretary?

        • PatriotRG

          I’m a bit skeptical on Mr Carsons gun views, I like most of what he says though.

          • ginny

            I understand — more than a few people feel as you do. He’s said conflicting things on the issue, though…and my feeling is that if he got serious about running as a Republican, all he’d need to do is spend about an hour with John Lott or Wayne LaPierre (who could explain to him how tens of thousands of people, especially children, are NOT showing up in ERs around the country because good people are able to defend themselves, thanks to the PROLIFERATION of guns, not the confiscation of them, or undue restrictions on their purchase.) Two million people a year, Dr. Carson…!

  • Steve__Jacobson

    Just curious, what does putting a period in front of somebody’s twitter handle in the middle of a tweet mean? Like this, “really, .@pattonoswalt? you like the filth bag .@MarkSteynOnline?

    • data_file_7

      He’s showing he doesn’t have to conform to society’s idea of correct punctuation.

    • Spiny Norman

      Just curious, what does putting a period in front of somebody’s twitter handle in the middle of a tweet mean?

      Does that prevent it from “trending”?

    • Liberty Belle :)

      Hi Steve,

      It’s all about the visibility of the tweet. I was going to try to explain it but thought these folks did a better job of the reason we put periods in front of twitter handles. Hope this helps!

  • Garrett Gripling

    The left is all about respecting everyone’s opinion that agrees with their’s.

    • Marie

      If you weren’t concerned about it, you wouldn’t have mentioned it.

      You clearly don’t know what you’re talking about. You don’t even have a rudimentary grasp of the English language. The only thing dripping with stupidity is you.

    • Marie

      Furthermore, it’s “to wit”, not “to whit” you moron.

      Your stupidity is astounding. Never have I met someone so utterly stupid. I bet you smell like crap, because people as stupid as you probably can’t even wipe their own asses – not that I’d know, being intelligent to know that a government shouldn’t spend money it doesn’t have.

      So condescending yet lacking the intelligence to have a right to be condescending – perfect assessment of a dunce like you.

      • Ogrrre

        Do you really want to go all “grammar police” here? There are too many instances, from both left and right, where “it’s” is used as the possessive of “it”, too many instances of using “their” or “there” for “they’re”, too many instances of “towing the line” rather than “toeing the line”, too many instances of “you and I” when using the objective case.
        It would be nice if posters from both ends of the spectrum realized that misuse of words, poor grammar, and poor spelling detracts from the message they are trying to communicate. Jumping all over someone for such misuse also detracts from your message.

  • AT

    What’s trans phobia? Fear of fatty foods?

    • OfficialPro

      no, it’s the homophobia of people who turn into women when they were once men, or vice versa.

      • AT

        But… that’s impossible.

    • junkbondtrader41

      “Transphobia” is the contemptible and outrageous idea that one might question the normalcy of those who would take opposite sex hormones or surgically alter their genitals.

      Chicks with junk are just awesome, haven’t you heard??

      • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

        Is one of the guys in the article a tranny?
        If they are, I didn’t know about it.
        If they aren’t, did someone just throw that in for purposes of getting the disciples riled up?

    • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

      I think that would be Transfatphobia.

    • Nyota Uhura

      Glad to see I’m not the only one totally confused by the whole LGBTXYZWTF stuff …

  • spaceycakes

    Steyn is doing it right if they call him ‘filth’

  • dwok

    So the meaning of the word “disagreement” is now….

    “Because I disagree with your position that means you’re a racist, homophobic, d-bag and I’m going to organization progressive resources to put you out of business”

    That is the antithesis of free speech.

  • Jack Deth

    Memo to felixgallo. Who is cofused about the Left and “disagreement” and “censorship”.

    To the Left. Disagreement from ANY quarter DEMANDS censorship!!!

    Points to Mr. Oswald And Mr. Steyn.

  • LegalizeShemp

    “That’s disgusting!” Sincerely, Global Porcine Diarrhea

  • CrustyB

    Nice to see Patton “I project my racist attitudes on Republicans” Oswalt coming out of his liberal coma for a few hours.

    • JT

      Sadly, you’re right. He’ll sink back into his coma soon enough.

  • ledzepp8

    God these people are morons.

    “steyn conflates disagreement with censorship. You’re better than that.”

    Nowhere did Steyn do that. Disagreeing with someone is when you listen to what they say and then offer your opinion on the subject at hand with evidence. Shouting someone down, cursing them, and telling them to shut up is exactly what censorship is.

    “free speech” to people like steyn seems to be “I can make shit up & just say it”

    For the sake of argument, let’s say Mark Steyn makes things up. Who the hell cares? Him being able to say it is the damn definition of free speech.

    “really, @pattonoswalt? His use of the phrase “pre-revisionist definition of marriage” didn’t strike you as, uh, fucking shitty?”

    Seriously is this person really struggling with this? We have a faction of the population that is arguing for gays to be able to marry and therefore change the definition of marriage. ‘Pre-revisionist definition of marriage’ would seem to be a correct way of putting it. This dude is an idiot but at least it’s apparent he actually read the essay…unlike the other tweeters.

    • OfficialPro

      Modern Leftists fail so hard at reading comprehension. Probably because they were taught the horrible whole language (Think “Dick and Jane” or other similar cirriculum) method.

  • AtomicMountain

    Being a conservative since 3rd grade (literally), I’ve had time to learn how to like entertainers despite their politics. On TV, in movies and doing standup, I’ve always thought Oswalt was really funny. (Watch this:

    Nevertheless, he’s a devout Progressive, and don’t worry, he’ll get back on the Progressive reservation.

  • waterytart

    Gotta love it, the party that conflates disagreement with hate, saying Mark Steyn conflates disagreement with censorship. No self awareness whatsoever.

    • keyboard jockey

      No self-awareness whatsoever. In their defense self reflection among the Left is strongly discouraged.

      • MrSnuggles2k2

        Then they might see just how sick they are.

  • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

    I will only have sympthy for Mr. Oswalt when he no longer criticizes the opinions of conservatives.

  • AmericanMom

    Doubtful he’ll pick up that there is no room whatsoever for alternate opinion when you’re a liberal. Using their brains to come to different conclusions gets them hated.

  • Super Marsupial

    There must be a single word for lefty on lefty cannibalism. I’m guessing It’s German

    • GaryTheBrave

      You think “German” means lefty on lefty cannibalism? I’m going to have to consult with Sigmund Freud’s great grandnephew, Dr. Schatz N. Freud for clarification.

      • Super Marsupial

        Can’t tell by the type if that was sarcasm or not, I’ll assume no. The word itself, like backpfeifengessicht. was what I was referring to.

        • SkyePuppy

          I don’t know the word you’re looking for, but the feeling that conservatives get while watching lefty on lefty cannibalism is schadenfreude. Yep, those Germans know how to make words!

        • GaryTheBrave

          It was sarcasm and I didn’t know “backpfeifengessicht.”

          • Super Marsupial

            If I spelled it right it’s: a face badly in need of a fist

    • Meeeee2

      Carnivorous parasomnia = eating meat while asleep or unconscious.

  • CrashFroelich

    In only thirty-four years, the Dept of Education has been successful in creating an electorate uneducated enough to reliably vote Democrat and utterly devoid of any ability to think critically.

    • SkyePuppy

      … while claiming to teach students how to think critically.

      • Jake_Was_Here

        Mistrusting and tuning out every word said by the Republican Party or Libertarian Party IS critical thinking, I guess.

  • keyboard jockey

    Lefty Group Think – resistance is futile you will be assimilated.

    Freedom’s just another word for nothin left to lose.

  • Patches O’Houlihan

    I absolutely love the hive mentality of the lunatic left – Step out of lock step and see how inviting they are to any that dare think for their self… “Big tent party” indeed!

    Which of their own will they alienate next, in their mindless pursuit of strict ideological homogeneity?


      spot on, sir.

  • Bluto ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᴿᵘᴺᵏᵃᴿᵈ

    Hive Mind is not amused. Must pile on.

  • HighInformationVoter

    Got a taste of that ol’ liberal tolerance, eh, Patty?

  • DavidKramer

    Anyone else having a problem with the tweets actually showing up on Twitchy? I can see the writing and all, but they are not in the Twitter format. Even tried a reboot and reset of the browser.

    • Mtr Mann

      Occasionally happens on Twitchy when the page loads incorrectly . I use Safari and if I have problems, usually reloading the page does the trick.

      • DavidKramer

        I have tried both my standard browsers Firefox and Palemoon, Geez, I suppose I can load another browser because I cannot get either one to load the tweets. Thanks for the response. Might be a glitch in both browsers. Will try another one.

        • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

          Recently switched to Comodo, and pictures on Twitchy Twitter feeds don’t show up. So, if I want to see the pix, I have to go over to IE or Firefox. I’d really like to stick to one browser, but they each seem to have a flaw that the other ones compensate for.
          Otherwise thrilled with Comodo. :Much less cluttered than IE and supposed to be more secure.

          • DavidKramer

            Might have to try a couple of others. I have about a 1000 bookmarks and probably 50 passwords stored so I would like a browser that I can migrate those over. I will try a few more tomorrow.

      • DavidKramer

        4th browser is the charm! Tried Safari, it was taking 1-2 minutes to load pages….then loaded Opera. Boom, fastest browser I have tried. Of course, with it, you cannot migrate any bookmarks or passwords.

        I will be flashing my computer tomorrow to an earlier image, to fix whatever it was I did to screw it up. Later.

  • HoneyTree EvilEye

    Oswalt is an insurmountable a@@hat which will be proven by the fact that knowing what it’s like to be Conservative for 5 minutes won’t change him at all from being exactly like his attackers.

    • agentm0m

      Sadly true. But it’s nice to see him get a lesson in what it’s like to be on the other side of the glass.

      • HoneyTree EvilEye

        Do enjoy seeing them get a taste, because Conservatives will continue to stay above their level.

    • GhostofZodovesMaude

      He’s a doucher. Always has been.

  • agentm0m

    Ghosts of Faires Past (look for his/her tweet) above, is now apparently denying he said what he said about Mark Steyn (apparently) not being free speech. Apparently, he/she doesn’t know Twitchy is forever. Hilarious.

  • topperj

    They always eat their own, eventually.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Liberals were for dissent before they were against it.

  • Zach Smith

    ‘”free speech” to people like steyn seems to be “I can make shit up & just say it”‘

    We can’t have that!

  • Nyota Uhura

    I, for one, wish more leftists would dare to speak outside the echo chamber. Come on in! The water’s fine! :)

  • descolada9

    Looks like he needs better friends/followers

  • frozeninbemidji

    I like it when they destroy themselves. There’s so much impotent rage living in those people, they must just go home and beat the crap out of their pillow.

    • Dale McNamee

      Then, the pillow fights back and wins… They also talk to themselves and lose the arguement…

      • frozeninbemidji

        I don’t care who you are, that’s funny right there,

        • Dale McNamee

          Thanks !

  • S H

    “In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” G. Orwell

  • CharacterHasNoColor

    Another tear which continues shredding the phony Konstruct, all Dem/Prog/Lib cabal members wrap about themselves claiming it the shroud of tolerance. Pathetic wretches.

  • Nyota Uhura

    *Is we is, or is we ain’t my baby* — Anyone here willing to actually TRY to find common ground? (*without someone actualizing harm or foul*) ?

    • Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      People don’t like common ground. It appears the majority of everywhere is of the “if you’re not with us, you’re against us” mindset.

      I don’t always agree with people here and I IMMEDIATELY get attacked and called names and ripped to shreds.

      It’s ridiculous.

      I don’t like Oswalt, but what he’s getting is just par for the course for anyone who isn’t in lockstep with the “group”.

      • Nyota Uhura

        As long as you stand for individual rights, you are an American.

  • sandyaz

    Proof progressives are brainless cannibals.

  • Nyota Uhura

    Ugh … patriots, we can’t let these “progressives” throw our own beliefs back at us. Please.

    WE STAND FOR RIGHTS. The Constitution. The only rights that have ever existed.

    We MUST stand up for them.

  • John Smith

    Brain dead liberals proving everything said about them. Intolerant, stupid, and hate-filled. Nothing but gansta/mob mentality jackasses.

  • stuckinIL4now

    On the outside chance that any of these tweeting ignoramuses actually read the essay, chances are none that they actually comprehended any of it.

  • arrow2010

    I love Oswalt’s comedy bit on KFC Famous Bowls, do check it out. Hilarious.

  • floridavet

    Recently came across Patton Oswalt doing a standup routine on the Comedy Channel.

    After listening for a few minutes I decided he was “patton-ly” not funny, and moved on.

  • PatriotRG

    Mark Steyn is and will always be a legend. He opened my eyes to the left and Islam.

  • Perry

    @Twaikuer @MarkSteynOnline Welcome to Leftist fascism, @pattonoswalt, where “hate” is anything disagreeing with the ‘progressive’ agenda.

  • Hank_Scorpio

    I love it when lefties eat their own. Maybe Oswalt will question more of what he thinks is true after this….I doubt it, but just maybe….

  • BozoerRebbe

    and Lenny Bruce wept.

  • Philip

    So, Muslims protest cartoons that show they are violent by rioting, and “liberals” and “open minded” folks trash those who point out that they trash those who disagree with them – got it!

  • FlatFoot

    Easily explained backlash…

    TRUTH is TREASON to an Empire built of LIES!

  • dwsmokin

    And Patton-those are YOUR people! Kind of like having a rabid dog on a short leash, huh? One wrong turn and lose a finger-or worse.

  • Norm McDonald

    This one really tells the different between Conservatives and Progressives at a gut level. Progressives will go to any and all lengths to shut up anyone who doesn’t lock step with them…and while they do it, they have to use obscenities every other word. Conservatives will walk into gun fire for the right of the lunatic Progressives to be able to say any stupid and insulting thing they chose…….

  • No-Traits Malone

    I wonder how many different types of grief-ers are represented in those comments…
    Seems there was the gay marriage contingent, the “not reallys”, the “for-me-but-not-for-thee” types, knee-jerkers….the list goes on.

  • Haley Schmitterbach

    In part, collectivism refers to the notion that society somehow magically exists apart from the individuals comprising it and must therefore be centrally planned and directed.

  • Ice Cold Troll

    Patton Oswalt?

  • Dee

    I have nothing to say, I’m completely speechless that I agree with Patton- wow.

  • CapitalistInfidel

    Even though he’s a moron he played a great character on Justified.

  • agilecyborg

    Leftist progressives were taught well by their Socon cousins in the fifties and sixties. The new censors are the progressives and their infinity of issues, not the largely-muted conservative cabals wringing their hands over immorality and who only collectively appeal to their own massive evangelical circle-jerk.

  • Stuck_in_Ca

    It’s like that scene in Heaven and Earth when the dedicated communist girl is [email protected] by one of her political idols in the Vietnamese army. The betrayal is palpable, sad..

  • RK59

    He has fans? Why?

  • 2jeffersonianideals1

    Lefties really aren’t very smart. Are they. Statement. Not question. OMFG. If you could only hear yourselves. ” One disagreement with the leftie screech means you are a unholy evil filthbag conservative who wants free speech, equal rights and freedom of opinion. You must really hate yourself, huh?.” fucking morons.

  • Conrad2010

    He should have gotten aced on that latest ep of “S.H.E.I.L.D.”

  • Jim Rasmussen

    “free speech” to people like steyn seems to be “I can make shit up & just say it”. As opposed to Obama, Pelosi, Reid, et al?

  • Reasonable Insight

    they eat there own