I do hope all the assignment desks here make sure to put someone on their local ‘area Muslims worried about retribution’ story right away. Cuz obviously, that’s what the moment demands. How did that BS ever come about anyway?
Unbound: Yes, now that we’re well down the road from trying to avoid calling Benghazi a terrorist attack, this can be an edifying movement where we forthwith are in unequivocal support of free speech.
If this wasn’t ‘clarified’ for you before, I think it’s fair to say that with what’s different now, the office full of dead writers… this can be properly called a clarifying moment.
But let’s recall also, in 2012 Carney / Hillary / the President were blaming the satirists, blaming free speech, to in some ways buttress the argument that the Innocence of Muslims video guy had incited Benghazi. Which was BS but a campaign thing… ya know, like I said, avoiding acknowledgment of terrorism is to avoid political opponents claiming you fell down on the job. True or not, its spin. And in these cases, when it’s terrorism and the Obama administration can be impugned for malfeasance, the rule was, you got to figure out a way describe it as something else, no matter how absurd. Which was Ernest’s wrong instinct yesterday.
Anyway, yeah, there isn’t any difference between Charlie Hebdo and the Innocence of Muslims guy (oh, if there’s to be a qualitative difference discerned in their mockeries, it’s only in tone and temperament, and maybe skill). But you’ll be hard pressed at this moment to find Hillary or the President blame Charlie Hebdo for incitement. Cuz the election is now behind us, this was in Europe, and therefore things are now clarified.
To the extent it’s remembered, this statement does look ridiculous now: http://hotair.com/archives/2015/01/07/flashback-the-future-must-not-belong-to-those-who-slander-the-prophet-of-islam/
Obama’s unbound, and no, not a Muslim but a closet atheist right? When’s he going to come out and admonish the world’s believers for making war on the urgings of myth and fairy tale? Truth.