... which is fine, of course, but again we see their utter hypocrisy, not to mention selectivity. First, there's Mark "Go F*** Yourself" Waid:
An amazing (and dead-on) piece about Bradley Manning (who, IMO, is being GROSSLY overcriminalized by the govt): rollingstone.com/politics/blogs…— Mark Waid (@MarkWaid) June 7, 2013
And Rick Remender:
"The debate we should be having is over whether as a people we approve of the acts he uncovered..." rol.st/123mSln— Rick Remender (@Remender) June 7, 2013
Again, the "rightness" of Manning's actions are certainly debatable; what cracks me up is that there has been nary a word from these guys about the one-scandal-after-another Boss Obama administration: Benghazi, the DOJ snooping on the AP and other reporters, the IRS, and now the NSA data-collecting matter. When they do, we get the usual muddle, like with Ed Brubaker here:
washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog… Seems like the real scandal is that any of these groups get tax exempt status in the first place.— Ed Brubaker (@brubaker) May 14, 2013
In subsequent posts, Brubaker claimed that he's "not a fan of either side, even slightly," and that "none of them (503 [c] groups) should be granted tax exempt status when they're clearly not 'non-political.'" But again, to Brubaker, this is the REAL scandal -- not that the IRS is abusing its power. Hell, perhaps even scarier is Ed saying "I think every group from any side of the political spectrum that raises money for political reason should be investigated."
Yeah, great -- to hell with free speech. Let's give the feds even more investigatory power, whether through the IRS, FBI or whoever. Because you're raising money for a political candidate you like. Wonderful.
Need I say it? Just imagine if these scandals were occurring under George W. Bush's watch. Think there'd be a paucity of tweets about the scandals then? HA. Indeed, aside from the innumerable tweets, there'd be stuff like this aplenty.Posted by Hube at June 7, 2013 04:48 PM | TrackBack