January 11, 2011

OH NOES! National Journal cover story, features, include violent rhetoric!

When will National Journal’s call to violence ever stop?! From Major Garrett’s front-page story: “Seeing Red: John Boehner’s troops are spoiling for a fight, but the speaker wants to aim before he shoots.” And another heading on the cover: “Coming salvos against the Fed.” Meanwhile in the table of contents are the following headlines: “The lesser evil,” “Two-front war,” and “Hostile takeover.” (I exclude “The War of Law” just because it’s a story about an actual war.)

The issue, which was likely assembled before the mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday, also features an item that describes the tax cut deal as “[t]he last big fight of the last Congress was the tax-cut deal.” And then describes spending and debt as “the first real shootout of this one…” (p. 6).

The idea that these words would somehow set off an unbalanced mind is ludicrous, so much so that it obviously never occurred to the editors of National Journal.

Obviously, they’re murderous wingnuts.