Accurately quoting is not a lie. Darwin did beat a puppy. He did enjoy it. The quote is accurate. To be sure, he regretted it and did not continue to do so, but it doesn't change the fact that the quote is precisely accurate and within context.Sure he's right about that and all, but besides that I think Vox misses a very subtle point of moonbat magiclogic. Let me see if I can spell it out:
One could reasonably argue that the quote is used unfairly. To describe it as a lie, however, which is to claim that Darwin never said or wrote such a thing, is demonstrably untrue. It is, in other words, a lie.
Evolution (the item under specific discussion here) is true. Therefore anyone who argues against it (Creationists in this case) is a liar. Liars lie by definition. Therefore it's not necessary to examine the specific argument a creationist makes; by definition, it's a lie.
If you look closely you 'll note that the magiclogician will always tip his audience off to the use of magiclogic by saying "Jeebus," "WTFOMGBBQ," or "OH.MY.GOD." somewhere in the post. But the last two must be capitalized or the magiclogic fails. That, for example, is why Dan Savage was forced to write a whole page denouncing Garrison Keillor* for saying gays might need to act like normal Americans if they wish to be treated as normal Americans by normal Americans: he wrote "Oh. My. God." italicized but without capitalization. And as a result the magiclogic failed. Hey, that's a necessary component of the conjuration. I didn't make it up.
Magiclogic is perfect for those times when you don't want to be seen taking your opponent - whether global warming deniers, Alexis De Tocqueville, or any other non-moonbat - or his arguments seriously, which in certain company is considered very bad form indeed. Magiclogic allows you to quickly demonstrate to those who already agree with you that you grasp the Well Known Fact(tm) that they are bad and are ready to sit back and enjoy all your commenters telling you how clever you are. QEDOMGBBQ.
* While still ignoring his main point, I might add.