I'm afraid that my reference to Hugh Hewitt might have been misinterpreted. I mentioned him purely to say he doesn't engage in the hateful rhetoric of some on the far left, not to say he is in any way "hateful" himself. Poor wording, I guess. He's a very far-right guy, but I've never experienced any personal invective from him. That was my point. I'm sorry if I expressed it artlessly. Meanwhile, the lefty bloggers appear to have taken profound offense. Here's one with an argument. Another reader concurs with me:
"To see this, look how the right has treated you and compare that to the way the left has treated, say, Christopher Hitchens. To be fair to the left, Hitchens is meaner than you."