Dick Cheney’s recent brush with a suicide bomber during his February trip to Afghanistan, prompted a handful of anonymous posters on the Huffington Post to express their disappointment that Cheney remained unscathed.
In spite of the fact that Arianna Huffington was quick to remove these comments from her web site and condemn them, this was not good enough for the morally infallible. The people at Little Green Footballs, Michelle Malkin, and even Fox News, went into apoplexy at the mere suggestion that anyone would want Cheney dead. Surely, this was the unequivocal proof of how deranged and vitriolic the progressive blogosphere had become.
This kind of sick, twisted thinking is everywhere in the “progressive” blogosphere. Michelle Malkin has more examples: Assassination chic, Cheney edition.
And it’s even sicker than it appears at first glance, because many of these freaks want to see Cheney dead so that he can’t become president if someone assassinates President Bush.
Well, as luck would have it, our moral beacons have let their guard down.
Following recent revelations that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed planned assassination plots against former Presidents Carter and Clinton, commenters at LGF have decided that assassination attempts against Jimmy Carter weren’t such a bad idea. Some expressed disappointment that Al Qaeda missed the opportunity to carry out its plot.
Here is a sample:
Can we furlough him—just so he can realize the Carter plot? Please?
/Is this wrong?
Even this schmuck has some good ideas.
Now unlike Huffington Post, which deleted the comments and condemned them, LGF kept the comments. As Glenn Greenwald points out,
Even more significantly, Johnson actively and regularly deletes comments he does not like, which lends some credibility to the notion that he approves of these comments, or at least does not find them sufficiently offensive to delete them, the way he does with scores of other comments.
Greenwald goes further with an even more stinging rebuke:
And, perhaps most significantly, the LGF comment section is routinely a venue for cheering on the deaths of political figures they dislike. That’s a principal activity at that blog. So — as distinct from the HuffPost comments that created such a media whirlwind — this support for Al Qaeda’s assassination plot is not some isolated aberration, but an expression of the prevailing sentiment at LGF.
Where’s the “liberal” media when you need them?