Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Remember When "Martial Imagery" Was Taboo In Politics?

For a week or two after Congresswoman Giffords was shot, bullseyes, the word "target", and all other "hostile" sounding symbols and words were declared in appropriate, or worse, in politics.  You want evidence that that was just a left-wing farce?  Here's all you need:
“In Gabrielle Giffords shooting, many on left quick to lay blame,” the Los Angeles Times, January 8, 2011.

Flash-forward to today; L.A. Times editors choose cartoon of Ted Cruz armed with a long-barreled pistol about to duel with an unarmed Donald Trump to illustrate Jonah Goldberg’s latest column for the paper, “How to stop Donald Trump.”

Given that in January of 2011, Michael Hirsh of the left-leaning National Journal appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews and called for, as Jeff Poor of the Daily Caller wrote at the time, “a moral sanction against gun metaphors similar to the ‘N’ word,” why on earth would the L.A. Times choose such an obviously racist visual metaphor during a heated election year?

And given that, as Glenn asked a few minutes ago, “If Trump Is the One Promoting Violence, Then Why Do So Many Americans Say They Want to Punch Him in the Face?,” why is the Times ratcheting up the eliminationist rhetoric to a whole new level?
Lefties are hyprocrites.  It's who they are, it's what they do.

1 comment:

BB-Idaho said...

Aw come on, give us a break! :)