Monday, July 10, 2006

Hope is Not a Threat

Apparently Zengerle has joined the manufactured victimhood game that the Right plays so well these days, with an assist from the Boston Globe. There's a big difference between a hateful nasty email and one which contains an actual threat of murder. Expressing hopes for violent ends for people is obviously not something I endorse, but it's in a different universe from an actual death threat. A real death threat would make you actually fear for your life, and it's why sensible people who receive such things contact law enforcement authorities.

It's just part of the standard script whenever someone gets well-deserved criticism from bloggers. "I received death threats! Oh my!"

Except, well, he didn't.

Does actual truth matter at all to the people TNR pays? Apparently not.