By their words shall ye know them:
The abortion battle in Texas was still raging Tuesday as both abortion supporters and pro-life activists flooded the State Capitol to make their voices heard. The Texas House and Senate reconvened briefly for a special session called by Gov. Rick Perry.
One of the more bizarre tactics used by pro-abortion activists involved chanting “Hail Satan!” to harass a pro-life crowd as they sang “Amazing Grace.” …
At least “Hail Satan” is a hell (heh) of a lot more honest than hailing “women’s health”.
In other civility news:
State senator Donna Campbell, who issued the third point of order against Davis’s filibuster (which ended it), has also been the target of extensive verbal abuse from pro-choice protesters, according to her spokesman Jon Oliver. They’ve received Facebook messages and e-mails saying, “I hope you’re raped” and “I hope your daughter’s raped,” Oliver tells me. “Lots of language — ‘You’re an effin’ blank,’ ‘You are a traitor to women’ — those kind of things,” Oliver says. “I wouldn’t say anything’s necessarily a direct threat, but they’re the kind of e-mails that make you a little nervous, especially when you start talking about family members: ‘I hope your family members are raped.’”
I was hoping to get a comment from MSNBC management about whether or not contributor Michael Eric Dyson will face any disciplinary action or sanctions for a statement he made on Thursday’s Martin Bashir show regarding Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas:
“A symbolic Jew has invited a metaphoric Hitler to commit holocaust and genocide upon his own people.”
I recall that the network suspended Mark Halperin in 2011 for referring to the president as “kind of a dick” on air. Is Dyson’s remark considered less inappropriate? Thank you for your assistance with this.
And what could be more inappropriate than this?
On CNN’s Monday night special “The N Word,” guest Tim Wise claimed that the Supreme Court used that racial slur against all black Americans through its rulings on the Voting Rights Act and affirmative action.
“I mean, the reality is, we have a Supreme Court that in the last ten days has just basically called 40 million black folks that word without saying it by restricting or limiting the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and basically ending for all intent and purpose or, at least, limiting in many ways, affirmative action,” Wise insisted.
That last one is from Newsbusters, from which one could draw example after example of leftist incivility—indeed liberal fascism. But it occurred to me while perusing the outrageous examples that MSNBC is merely providing a service, a welcome choice, to those who would wish for rape on another person, those who would “Hail Satan”. In Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes, Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow, et al, you have the Four Horsemen [sic] of the Apocalypse of leftist broadcasting.