[UPDATE: via Glenn Reynolds I see that Politico has updated the story, and that it was even worse before I noticed it. I’m making corrections.]
Let us start by watching what happened SUNDAY. This is via Gateway Pundit – who, by the way, was there and who was a spokesman:
Got it? Low-key prayer vigil, coffin brought in for staged funeral of Constitution [future victims of abortion. See, this is how you do it, Politico – ML], old people crying, coffin then removed. Now let’s see how Politico referenced it:
A coffin was placed on a Missouri Democrat’s lawn, another in a string of incidents against lawmakers after their vote Sunday on a health care overhaul.
Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-Mo.) had a coffin placed “near his home,” a spokesman said Wednesday evening.
The coffin was from a prayer vigil.
…and then they went on to equate this with (alleged) incidents or threats of physical violence. Without bothering to check, of course.
Guys? Unquestionably and uncritically reprinting Democratic party press releases like this is not going to be a viable business model, come January 2011. Russ Carnahan and his people can’t help themselves – in more ways than one – but you over at the Politico can.
PS: I’ll feel obligated to disavow acts of political violence when credible evidence appears that an organization that I belong to organized, initiated, or willfully incited one. Until then, I recommend that people wanting me to do that just save their screeds to their hard drive, preferably in a subfolder of the folder that they have for all those drawings of Sarah Palin being beaten.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES From the diaries – Caleb No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.… Winston Churchill; 1947, the House of Commons. Democracy is hard – hard for the activists who walk precincts, | Read More »
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES Donald Trump had a strange press conference today, a practically giddy one, following the tragic realization that he has clinched the nomination. At one point, Trump was asked about the Keystone Pipeline for some reason and his answer was, in keeping with the theme … odd. Donald Trump says he would 'absolutely' approve Keystone XL pipeline https://t.co/l33qlOpVeF — Global | Read More »