Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Keep A Civil Tongue

I’m hearing second-hand about the outbreak of in-fighting at Fox News between the various hosts and pundits and wild-eyed guests who are all attacking each other for not supporting Trump enough or daring to offer the opinion that what he did with Ukraine was anything but full-on perfect.

Then Trump retweeted something by a hack evangelist about starting a civil war if the House impeached him and now we’re getting into incitement.

I get it that going to extremes in a Twitter thread is what it’s all about, but at some point one of those borderline readers is going to take it seriously and load up a van with bombs and go after a news crew or a member of Congress and then…

Oh, right…

A Florida man accused of mailing pipe bombs to a number of prominent Democrats and Trump critics, as well as CNN, has pleaded guilty before a federal judge in New York.

Cesar Altieri Sayoc, 57, was arrested in late October and was scheduled to go on trial in July on charges related to using weapons of mass destruction and transporting explosives. None of the devices exploded. He has been held without bail since his arrest.

This was a year ago.  Imagine what could happen when the House actually gets around to doing something.