Why won’t the media hold Barack Obama responsible for inciting his followers to commit grave acts of violence?

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A writer and producer with whose work has aired on television and radio and been published by outlets such as Al Jazeera, The Intercept, The Nation and The New Republic.
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6 Responses to Incitement

  1. Of course, or so goes the reigning logic, it's a tragedy only if you can score political points off of it. Since you can't score political points off Obama ordering the death of thousands of people, then it's better to just dismiss them as "towelheads." Or, to channel Krugman's personal strain of insanity, it's a "culture of hate" to castigate certain politicians as seeking to political destablize America. Though there's no hate in continuing to liberate (read: bomb) the shit out of Afpak and Iraq.

  2. EJK says:

    Great job, Charles.Amazing how Uncle O's pwogs are getting off on their own self-righteousness regarding the Arizona dead, while ignoring the droned dead on a daily basis.This tool in particular, our own anti-Bill Hicks: up the great blog.

  3. Richard says:

    it is all about liberals, Democrats and progressives seeking to consolidate a monopoly upon the use of violence

  4. tarzie says:

    I say we ignore mass murders until the troops come home.

  5. I say we ignore mass murders until the troops come home.Or — or! — we can give the much more frequent overseas mass murders ordered by liberal presidents, say, 1/10th the coverage we give domestic mass murders carried out by socially alienated loners. Progressive bloggers could start by acknowledging the former's existence and pretending to care about it.

  6. tarzie says:

    You make a worthy point.I guess I am just reacting to everyone using this incident as a springboard to make political points, the range for which seems to be banal-self-serving-authoritarian.I guess I'm sayiin' that this incident has made me sick of just about everyone who considers him/herself a political creature. Everybody is so damn predictable. Robot politics for powerless humans.

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