Charming. How utterly charming of Ed Kilgore: “Walker’s getting into a real groove in using the “death threats” he and his family supposedly received…” and you can just stop there. You might as well: the rest of the article’s just a whine, anyway. But isn’t it amazing how the Washington Monthly can hire a guy who is apparently deaf, dumb, blind, and incapable of using search engines?
In fact… here, Ed Kilgore and the Washington Monthly. Let me Google that for you.
- ““Kill Scott Walker”: Angry libs flood Twitter with death threats after Wisconsin recall defeat” Twitchy, June 2012.
- “Police to investigate Walker death threats” ABC-WISN, June 2012.
- “Scott Walker Death Threats Being Investigated By Wisconsin Police” Huffington Post, August 2012.
- “Records show death threats made to Scott Walker in last 2 years” Wisconsin State Journal, January 2013.
- “Read the Chilling Note Sent to Gov. Scott Walker’s Wife” The Blaze, October 2013.
Now, I get that the Washington Monthly is a political stroke magazine for progressives. That’s fine. But even the sad fetishists that read it are still actual human beings; they have their dignity and they have their pride, however meager it might be. I would scorn to lie to those people that baldly, and I don’t like them. That the Washington Monthly’s own pundits are so ready to tell the Washington Monthly’s readership the thing which is not says something extremely sad about the state of the Left these days.
I’m sorry, let me be clearer for the lurkers: This. Actually. Happened. I’d be sorry about that being inconvenient for people, except it’s not actually my fault.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: You may safely assume that I know that most of these threats are, by their nature, unlikely to result in a violent attack. Trust me: I’ve gotten enough of my own to know that. But what you may not assume is that getting a low-likelihood threat is somehow equivalent to getting no threats at all.