Saturday, October 23, 2004
On November 2, the entire civilised world will be praying, praying Bush loses. And Sod's law dictates he'll probably win, thereby disproving the existence of God once and for all. The world will endure four more years of idiocy, arrogance and unwarranted bloodshed, with no benevolent deity to watch over and save us. John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley Jr - where are you now that we need you?
Of course, coming as this does from an oracle of the Left, there will be no squeal of outrage from The New York Times, no tut-tutting on "Reliable Sources," and no fulminating over lattes at Small World Coffee. Can you imagine, though, the bleatings of indignation and harumphings about "hate" if Fox News or the New York Post had called for the murder of John Kerry?
If Bush wins, and if his victory holds up after the subsequent litigation, how many of these crazed lunatics will actually burst the cerebral aneurysms that must be there already, pressing on some or another center of reason?
Via Glenn, Dean, etc.
Yes, a stupid comment indeed. But in fairness to the Guardian, only one of those three guys actually killed a President. (:
In 2000, Late Late Show host Craig Kilborn told a joke in which the caption "SNIPERS WANTED" was added to video of Bush speaking at the Republican Convention in Philly. Almost immediately he was jumped on by various American news outlets, from print to cable, for the joke. He apologized for the joke in a quite thorough manner a night or two later, under immense (and rightly applied) pressure.
Or the media is objectively pro-assassinating-Republicans. One of the other.