The original Internet tough guy

Spencer Ackerman on Michael Ledeen:

Let’s just throw Ledeen against a wall. Or, pace Dr. Alterman, throw him through a plate glass window. I’ll bet a little spot of violence would shut him right the fuck up, as with most bullies.

And to Lenny Ben-David:

Lenny Ben-David, you and I will meet someday, face to face. I hope it comes very soon. I promise you it will be an unforgettable experience.

In case you’re interested, here is that intimidating hard man, Spencer Ackerman.

He looks like Rambo, the Punisher, and Ivan Drago all rolled into one awesome, genetically-engineered fighting beast, doesn’t he? Spencer – seriously dude, you do know your name is Spencer, right? – if you would genuinely like to engage in a little spot of violence with a right-winger, I would like to cordially invite you to step into the octagon for two minutes of full-contact violence with me. I’d offer more, but frankly, I doubt you’ll make it that long. No bullying, no talking, no posturing on the Internet, just straight-up MMA action until one party taps out or is rendered unconscious.

Speaking as a former full-contact martial artist who has been knocked out, had ribs, thumbs, ankle, nose, toes, and feet broken, and been knocked down by a punch or a kick at least 200 times, I really find these pugnacious little media pipsqueaks who have never taken nor thrown a punch in their lives to be tremendously tiresome.