When it comes to gun violence, there's inevitably a lot of finger pointing within the media, trying to place blame for the senseless and callous taking of life at violent images or rhetoric, whether it be movies, video games or music.
But let's take a moment to look at how inured the media has become to violent, eliminationist and treasonous rhetoric right there in their own studio/website:
Lou Dobbs Tonight last night included the sage opinions of a former CIA offical and current Georgetown prof who recently called for the assassination of President Obama.
In a 12/23 column on his foreign policy website, Michael Scheuer suggested that history held in high esteem those who have killed tyrants:
As they head further down the road of losing wars and wrecking Anglo-American liberties, Messrs Obama and Cameron and their supporters in all parties would do well to read the words of the great 17th century English republican Algernon Sidney, a man who was revered on both sides of the Atlantic, who greatly influenced America’s founders, and who was executed by the British Crown for what it described as sedition. “There must therefore be a right,” Sidney wrote, "of proceeding judicially or extra-judicially against all persons who transgress the laws; or else those laws, and the societies that should subsist by them, cannot stand; and the ends for which governments are constituted, together with the governments themselves, must be overthrown. … If he [a political leader] be justly accounted an enemy of all, who injures all; he above all must be the publick enemy of a nation, who by usurping power over them, does the greatest and most publick injury that a people can suffer. For which reason, by an established law among the most virtuous nations, every man might kill a tyrant; and no names are recorded in history with more honor, than of those who did it. …
The deeming of Obama as a "tyrant" worth assassinating stemmed from Scheuer's assessment of the failures of ....wait for it... Benghazi. That favorite bugaboo of conservative media that has been soundly debunked but still looms large in their fevered brains of their consumers.
I'm curious how Georgetown University feels about such a high profile adjunct professor (who has made dozens of appearances on the various Fox/News Corp platforms) making irresponsible calls to violence like this. Courtesy of ProgLegs on DailyKos, here are the links to GU to ask them:
If you think that someone who calls for the murder of our president should not be filling impressionable minds with his views, you can let Georgetown University know via the contact information below: