Note to the Press Corpse: Get Well Soon
Akbar told FoxNews.com that he believes he is a target after he claims his mother’s home address in Texas was posted on various Internet sites to “incite someone crazy on the fringe left to do something absolutely awful to one of us for what we’re talking about.”
Akbar and others are urging troops of conservative bloggers to protect themselves by contacting their local law enforcement before they post about a “controversial” topic.
“Notify law enforcement,” he said. “It’s uncomfortable to talk to your local police about this, but it’s absolutely important because getting SWAT-ted is not a joking matter. They come to your house with their guns drawn. They’ll kick in your door.”
Yeah. If I’m going to post this, I ought to call the cops. Right. Sure.
From the ever-credible Faux Nooz website. Headline? Conservative bloggers taking precautions over ‘SWAT-ing’ attacks
As noted earlier, there are three, perhaps four prank phone calls. If it is DANGEROUS, the danger comes of the unprofessionalism of our armed paramilitary SWAT forces. Whether your grandmother or Charlie Manson made the phone call, the OUTCOME is exactly the same, not dependent on the prankster, but on the zealousness of the cops. If there is a “danger” here, maybe the rightie bloggers peeing their pants ought to talk about the SWAT teams.
Oh, wait. That wouldn’t fit in with their smear and fear agenda. And their self-anointed martyrdom.
The new poster boy for the bedwetting set
I suppose that it’s inevitable now that this “story” will now appear in the MSM, fully developed, its language honed to a fine “victimology” sheen — complete with Luntzian focus-grouped slogans and terms — and that we will now see sober talking heads discussing how three prank phone calls are a clear and present danger, and NOT about how this phony story has been being worked (now with Bloviating Congressional Action®!) since Memorial Day Weekend, now, to prove the phony assertion that “liberals” and ‘leftists” and “the fringe left” are the CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER to freedom of speech, and NOT the Right Wing Echo Machine, which is clearly coordinating this between congress and the bloggers (who appeared in Las Vegas this weekend, along with slanderer-for-hire Sarah Palin, paid for by Americans for [Koch] Prosperity at Sheldon Adelson’s pointedly NON-UNION casino/resort.)
Welcome to Las Vegas, Rightie Bloggers
A deaf fruitbat could see the traceries of GOP media manipulation all over this, but then, a deaf fruitbat isn’t necessarily brain-dead.
Too bad the same can’t be said for the National Press Corpse.
Now, excuse me, while I call the local police to tell them that I’ve posted this. Can’t be too careful or too paranoid these daze. (sic)
A writer, published author, novelist, literary critic and political observer for a quarter of a quarter-century more than a quarter-century, Hart Williams has lived in the American West for his entire life. Having grown up in Wyoming, Kansas and New Mexico, a survivor of Texas and a veteran of Hollywood, Mr. Williams currently lives in Oregon, along with an astonishing amount of pollen. He has a lively blog His Vorpal Sword. This is cross-posted from his blog