Rich Lowry: Asshole Of The Day

The editor of the conservative National Review, on Twitter tonight:

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This, of course, is in reference to the killing of two New York City police officers today by a crazy person who had earlier in the day shot his girlfriend and ended up shooting and killing himself.

Trying to tarnish an entire national movement by highlighting the horribles words or actions of a few individuals is, of course, a favorite political pastime. It’s not something that legitimate pundits and journalists usually indulge in. But then, National Review has always been known more for demagoguery than reasoned intellectual discourse.

[Update]:

Memory hole, June 2014:

Jerad Miller, 31, then covered the officers with a Gadsden flag — a yellow banner with a coiled snake above the words “Don’t Tread on Me” — and placed a note with a swastika symbol on one officer’s body, according to police officials speaking at the news conference.

Someone remind me: was the Tea Party asked to answer for Jerad and Amanda Miller, who struck down two police officers as they ate pizza on their lunch break?

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2 responses to “Rich Lowry: Asshole Of The Day

  1. Frank DiCuffman

    Tone fair, as liberals, we engaged in that same rhetoric with Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann in the Gabby Giffords shooting. Both sides do it.

    • And people like Rich Lowry and Fox News (and Sarah Palin) vigorously denied they had any responsibility whatsoever. So rhetoric only incites violence when black people do it?

      And to be fair, there’s a HUGE fucking difference between a national movement saying “black lives matter” and one calling for “Second Amendment solutions.” It’s just never as easy as “both sides do it.”