Here's some heartwarming right wing rhetoric-- Bill O'Reilly thinks it would be appropriate if al Qaeda attacked San Francisco and blew up coit Tower.
In the aftermath of the city's Tuesday vote to ban military recruiting in public schools, O'Reilly said:
"Fine. You want to be your own country? Go right ahead," O'Reilly went on. "And if al Qaeda comes in here and blows you up, we're not going to do anything about it. We're going to say, look, every other place in America is off limits to you except San Francisco. You want to blow up the Coit Tower? Go ahead."
Cute, huh? And, of course, liberals are in the habit of calling for the destruction of say, Omaha, for being wrong about gay rights, or the fire bombing of Kansas in retaliation for teaching ID in public schools, so it all balances out, right? Oh, wait....
Interestingly, the article in the SF Chronicle even takes a stab at the "parity" game, asking if shouldn't O'Reilly be afforded the same latitude as Bill Maher:
Shortly after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, comedian Bill Maher was criticized by White House officials for saying, "We have been the cowards lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, say what you want about it, it's not cowardly." Maher apologized, and his public hushing by the White House made him a favorite of Bush-bashers.
Two things: after being belittled by the White House Maher was forced to apologize, which you know O'Reilly will never do, and, consonant with the topic of the thread, there is a fundamental difference in kind between the characterization Maher made, which is making an analytical (albeit very controversial) point, and O'Reilly's bellicose call for the isolation and execution of his fellow countrymen by terrorists
Makes the point of the thread precisely. Just imagine the outrage and constant bellowing on cable scream fests if a "liberal" called for a terrorist attack on a conservative city as payback for supporting the Iraq invasion, using the logic that that conflict has worsened our security status.
They would denounced from a hundred bully pulpits and hounded from the airwaves. It would be paraded about as further evidence of the degeneracy and insanity of the left.
But this? Just par for the course. And, you know, San Francisco.... just a bunch of fags and liberals, fruits and nuts, right? My friends and loved ones, but they have it coming, right? To die screaming?
I wait, I know, he was just joking
! Oh, so that's OK then! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! I should just lighten up!
Hey, here's a joke: let's nuke Texas! Let's nuke Texas so they can die burned and bleeding in their own piss and shit, so parents can watch their children drown in their own liquified lungs and the living can envy the dead! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA !
Why? Because I disagree with many Texans politcally
, which makes them subhuman scum
which I can happily level any atrocity at because they brought it on themselves!
Aren't you proud of yourselves, right wing thugs? And you never have to stop because the "left does the very same thing!"
I got news for you: the day the left starts responding in kind you'll be screaming for martial law and detention camps. You just can't repress that special brown shirt feeling.