Wednesday, February 09, 2005

"Death Threats"

When people whine to reporters that they're receiving death threats in email, the reporter should ask them to produce those threats. I hear this stuff all the time from victim-status claiming conservatives, but oddly I never hear the follow-up story about all of those people who got arrested for making said threats.

Kos says he's gotten some death threats. I actually don't think I ever have. I've gotten emails filled with violent language, and emails expressing serious desires for tragic accidents to befall me, but those aren't threats -- and, absent any repeat behavior I don't consider such emails to be "threatening" in some broader sense, just nasty.