Selective liberal outrage is the name of the game today. How many recall Alec Baldwin’s appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien on December 12, 1998, eight days before President Bill Clinton was to be impeached where Baldwin said, “If we were in another country … we would stone [sitting congressman] Henry Hyde to death and we would go to their homes and kill their wives and their children. We would kill their families, for what they’re doing to this country.”
Baldwin later apologized for the remarks, saying it was a joke, and that was that.
Call something comedy or art, and death threats are OK as long as the person is a liberal.
Do you recall the 1987 “Piss Christ” photograph by the American artist and photographer Andres Serrano? “It depicts a small plastic crucifix submerged in a glass of the artist’s urine. The piece was a winner of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art’s “Awards in the Visual Arts” competition, which was sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, a United States Government agency that offers support and funding for artistic projects, without controlling content.”
Try the same with another popular religion and see where it gets you.
How many remember the film “Death of a President” that showed George W. Bush being assassinated? It can be purchased on Amazon.
The following is from Joel McDurmon’s article “Conservative Clowns and the Media Bulls” at American Vision:
It was bad enough when we quickly learned that a rodeo clown donned a George H. W. Bush mask in 1994 — and, gee, there was no media outrage then. There were no calls for investigations because of this “threat” to the president.
Then, just this morning, I saw a link to a website documenting the dozens of overt death threats made against George W. Bush which were not only never rebuked by the same media, but most never even reported, and none investigated. The extent of collection of incidents here is truly shocking.
Do you remember when John Kerry made a “joking” death-threat against Bush? It’s documented, but there was no media outrage or investigation.
Remember when Nobel Prize laureate Betty Williams said publicly on two occasions she would like to kill Bush? It’s documented, too, but I didn’t learn about it from the media.
Remember when CBS Late Show host Craig Kilborn ran a “joke” of George W. Bush’s 2000 Republican primary nomination speech with the graphic, “SNIPERS WANTED”? If you don’t, it’s probably because you never heard about it in the media.
And my favorite: remember when the comptroller for New York said that his Senator, Charles Schumer, “will put a bullet between the president’s eyes if he could get away with it.” No media furor, no NAACP outcry, no investigation.
This matter did make it a little way into the media, but certainly not far in the mainstream. There was certainly no demand for firings or bans. In fact, “Senator Schumer’s office told reporters that after Hevesi’s apology, the matter should end.”
To read the entire article go to American Vision.
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