June 08, 2013

Don't jump the gun, unless ...

... we're talking about a conservative. Case in point: comics guy Kurt Busiek. He tweets yesterday about the recent NSA/spying flap:

Kurt goes on to say "I mean, we can suddenly flip out that the government is made up of werewolves, but shouldn't there be some evidence first?" and complains about "overreaching without any evidence for it is imagination, not reportage."

But let's go back a bit in time, shall we? When Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords was shot by a lunatic, Busiek wasn't exactly in "wait and see" mode. Well, he said he was, but then contemplated what we all heard ad nauseum throughout the MSM:

I wrote in the comments at the time:

I've absolutely NO hassle with anyone pontificating on matters political, whatever your field of endeavor. However, if you're in Kurt's field, it is ridiculous to expect NO criticism in response to your outspokenness. In regards to the Giffords shooting, Kurt immediately took the Reflexive Left's penchant for invoking conservative "hate" rhetoric as a "cause" for a killer's/terrorist's actions. Yes, he did say "we need to wait and see," but then again, Kurt did not exactly wait, did he? Moreover, by exclusively focusing on Palin, the Right, and moronic a-holes like that hateful comics vendor, Busiek effectively alienates approximately half of his fan base. And then people complain when those alienated point to his comments?

Of course, there was no word from Busiek (at least none that I saw at the time, or since) about the Left's "irresponsible" use of imagery like crosshairs, etc. They use such all the time, too.

And we're still waiting on some enlightened commentary by these creators regarding some of the other Obama scandals. Or, will they, like Busiek above, put that plural of the term in quotes, too?

RELATED: Oh-so-smart Ron Marz, who also has ignored the IRS, press spying, and Benghazi scandals, has the balls to tweet this:

The Washington scandals have been trending for weeks now, Ron. With nary a word from you and your ilk. Triply depressing.

Posted by Hube at June 8, 2013 08:06 AM | TrackBack

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Busiek thinks David Simon, who created a depressing cop show that no one ever watched, is an expert on this?! He's more far gone than I thought. It's amazing how these idiots ignore scandals that make their Messiah Obama look bad, but not surprising.

Posted by: Carl at June 8, 2013 10:02 AM

It is, Carl. I cannot fathom how there has been virtually NO tweets about the Obama scandals, save ones that obfuscated the issue(s).

Posted by: Hube at June 9, 2013 07:48 AM

It's really sad how they won't acknowledge any of this. Next thing you know, Brubaker will return to Marvel and do a comic where Cap and Bucky discover the whole thing was orchestrated by the Grand Director to bring down Obama. I wouldn't put it past him.

Posted by: Carl at June 9, 2013 01:31 PM

Surprisingly, Greg Pak posted 2 tweets where he indicated that he realizes why the PRISM scandal is bad. I've got a post up about Pak's tweets now.

Posted by: Avi Green at June 9, 2013 02:47 PM

Boom. Great post. You nailed these guys to the wall with this one, Hube.

Posted by: Douglas Ernst at June 9, 2013 04:11 PM

Carl: LOL! Wouldn't surprise me.

Doug: Thank you!

Avi: Thanks for the pointing that out.

Posted by: Hube at June 9, 2013 08:38 PM

I'm glad that Pak acknowledges it. Thanks for that link, Avi.

I used to be a fan of Busiek on Facebook (back when I had an account, that is) but hit unlike after he posted that stuff blaming Palin for the Giffords shooting. I have respect for him as a writer (Astro City and his Avengers run, to name just two examples, are tough to beat) but not as a person.

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