Read this stirring diary from the great anonymous masses over at Daily Kos: Our Founding Moonbat by Buckeye Hamburger (really).
It has been said that his journalism is "unfair" and "vicious" and "takes a back seat to everyone, including Jayson Blair, in terms of ethics", that it "might well have been the best fiction written in the English language", that "every dip of his pen stung like a horned snake", and that he was "loose cannon" whose "ninety-proof prose" incited the "rabble". His lifelong political enemy called him "the great incendiary" and a "master of the puppets", deplored his "obstinacy and inflexible disposition", and also accused him of "defalcation" (a quaint expression for embezzlement). It's been said that "like most men contending solely for a principle he was distinctly a 'trouble-maker.'" And finally, the authorities declared that his "offenses are of too flagitious a nature to admit of any other consideration but that of condign punishment."
I know what you're thinking, these are probably more fulminations about a lefty blogger from some MSM pundits ...
Would you believe, Samuel Adams?
Read the linked diary for more. Reflects well on my fellow moonbat lefty bloggers. All I knew about Samuel Adams was the beer. Now I find he was the original founding firebrand.