Those warm-hearted, feeling, sensitive souls of the liberal media are at it again. In a cartoon that this morning's Los Angeles Times found fit for publication, Jeff Danziger indulges his fantasy of a group of police and military unleashing a fusillade at Ann Coulter, who is shown screaming, presumably in fear. Danziger even manages to work in a bit of catty sexism, suggesting that the object of his apparent hatred is a bottle blonde.
Let's play one of our favorite games: 'Imagine.' Imagine that a conservative columnist had drawn a cartoon depicting a liberal woman icon as the target of a hail of police and military bullets.
Enter our NewsBusters pool: how long would it be till NOW threw up a picket line and called for a boycott? How many self-righteously outraged editorials and op-eds would we have to endure? Sample line: "This despicable gesture amounts to an invitation to violence against women, debasing our nation's political conversation. It is further evidence, if such were required, that for the right-wing, political differences can and should be resolved by resort to arms, etc."
Shall we hold our breath for MSM condemnation of the Danziger cartoon?
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