Crazy Alert! Stone a liberal journalist to death?

Crazy Alert! A British Politician was arrested yesterday after taking to twitter and asking someone to stone a liberal journalist to death. Gareth Compton – a member of the Conservative Party - tweeted that he, “shan’t tell Amnesty if you don’t, it would be a blessing really,” if Yasmin Alibhai-Brown was stoned to death. It seems Mr. Compton does not know how to use twitter as effectively as certain American politicians. The key is not to outright call for someone’s death that you disagree with – but instead hint that your political enemy may be planning to kill – say…the elderly all over the country with something like…death panels. Way more effective – and also not a crime.

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Wicked's picture
Wicked 12 years 3 weeks ago
#1

(What do you think the reaction would have been if a Republican or Democrat had tweeted like that? Tell us...

Let me see... If the tweeter had been a Republican, the right-wing blogosphere and the pseudopundits of right-wing radio and cable would have been making all manner of excuses when they acknowledged the tweet at all. The same partisans would be calling for blood, and maybe not just metaphorically speaking, if the Tweeter were a Democrat.

Cenk Uygur, Keith Olbermann et all. would bring up the issue with a possibly excessive degree of snark were the tweeter a Republican or a Democrat -- with some venom either way but more so in the case of a Republican. Because, hey, the pseudopundits of the right like Glenn Beck call for the death of various people whom they do not like -- Nancy Pelosi is a good example -- all of the time. And I have yet to hear anyone on the right call them on it.

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ta lee 12 years 3 weeks ago
#2

If it was a right winger Fox oxymoron news would jump out there and defend them. If it was a Democrat they would no longer be a politician, they would be forced to step down.

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Cleaver62 12 years 3 weeks ago
#3

If a conservative had said it and even stoned the liberal, I am sure it would be accepted because they had never met a liberal who didn't deserve it.

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Bonsai 12 years 3 weeks ago
#4

I think that we might see what it would be after we see what the reaction is to Glen Beck saying that George Soros helped the Nazis send Jews to the ovens in WWII.

If we can excoriate Beck and make the public see him for the pompous fool and blathering liar that he is, then we might have a better idea what might be the reaction to this if it had been a Dem or Republican. But then you did have Sharon Angle calling for 2nd Amendment solutions for Harry Reid.

Bons

stonesphear's picture
stonesphear 12 years 3 weeks ago
#5

There is no shortage of anomalies in the realm of minds driven beyond the limits of civil sanity. WTC falls into this category if you have a mind capable of encompassing it.

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Namaimo 12 years 3 weeks ago
#6

The Faux news would bend over backwards to express that the "good gentleman" was only "joking". Yeah, right, as Thom would say.

Namaimo's picture
Namaimo 12 years 3 weeks ago
#7

Where's your "story idea" button? I'd love to submit ideas.

Like the one last week, from CBC Canada Radio "The Current" about medical misinformation, with an interview with Dr. John Iaonnides and Ana Maria Tremonti.

He would be a lot more enlightening than your weekly interviews with watizname "Dan Gainor" the lame, such a waste of valuable Thom Hartmann air time.

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Aaron.G 12 years 3 weeks ago
#8

Well, I think that too much is being read into this. If the guy made a death threat or asked someone to kill somebody then he needs to be punished. It is just that plain and simple.

ecoalex 12 years 3 weeks ago
#9

The format for the TV show is annoying.Add many tech problems either at free speech tv,or the techs at Thom Hartmann make the show a trial of patience.Smooth is not how to describe the presentation,chaos is.The segments are too short,many times the guests,or callers do not have enough time to get their point across.It seems to be a programming mismash.Very difficult subjects deserve more time.Many times the segments are under 5 mins,that's absurd.Maybe the show is tailored for the ADD crowd,but the repetition of the logo and constant bumper music interrupting the show may force me to quit watching it.Anyone? agree or disagree?

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