Friday, November 13, 2009

NY Times columnists who blamed 'right wing' for Tiller murder silent on Ft. Hood


Evan said...

Are you arguing the "left wing" is responsible for Ft. Hood?

If not, what's your point?

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Lachlan said...

That these columnists are very quick to lay blame at the feet of conservatives that are supposedly inciting violence (even though, according to the established legal definition of incitement, they are not), but have no such stern words for Islam's violent sub-cultures.

Evan said...

Glenn Beck did not say definitively that he did not rape and murder a young girl in 1990. Therefore, Glenn Beck raped and murdered a young girl in 1990!

You can't make an argument by omission to prove that this columnist secretly loves Muslims who commit terrorist acts but really hates right wingers who do.

Lachlan said...


A columnist who has "no such stern words for Islam's violent sub-cultures"


A columnist who "secretly loves Muslims who commit terrorist acts"

My point was that liberal pundits, as are the columnists mentioned in this piece, jump at the chance to attribute violence to 'right-wing, extremist, fundamentalist, un-American hatemongers.' I can only imagine the hollering that would have ensued had there been any arrests at the 9/12 tea party. But when violence occurs that doesn't fit this narrative, these same authors 'don't want to jump to conclusions,' or are completely silent on the issue, as is the case at the New York Times.