Practically every utterance we get from Iran contains the phrase, "Death to America." But our own supreme leader says it's just an expression. Here at home the hipsters are making viral videos of themselves stomping the American flag. However, there's nary a word of discouragement from the fourth estate practitioners.
But if someone holds a Muhammad cartoon contest the outcry from the newsies is deafening. How easy it is for them to blame the victim. See Carol Brown's article I support free speech, but, however, and except.... Excerpt:
After Pamela Geller’s free speech event in Texas and the terror attack that followed, it has been stunning to hear one journalist after another ask Ms. Geller why she held the event, question the wisdom or need for such an event, and go so far as to insinuate that she was somehow to blame for the violence.
Just as the media’s coverage of the war between Israel and Hamas said that of course Israel had a right to defend herself, buuuuuuut…, these same journalists interviewing Ms. Geller start out by saying that of course we support free speech and that there’s no excuse for violence, buuuuuuuut…
Read the whole thing for quotes from the usual suspects.
They're rationalizing, of course. They're afraid, and they're doing a poor job of hiding it.