The left-wing news website Salon ran an article claiming Republicans and conservatives on Twitter are serving a “vanguard of what is likely to be a very ugly backlash” directly after the Paris terrorists attacks.
As shown in the image below, in an act of poor taste, the story was located directly below Salon.com’s number two story, entitled “My friend asked me to shave his b*lls.”
The article claims that “[d]etails of today’s horrific attacks in Paris are barely starting to emerge, but conservatives have wasted no time in taking to Twitter to blame their usual targets.” The article then cites various tweets from prominent Republicans and conservatives which Salon claims are “calling for more war” and “lash out at Obama, immigrants, and college students.”
November 14, 2015
On Friday night, Salon had pretty much the worst possible tweet in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris. To call it vile would be trite. See below.
Real terror unfolds in Paris. Perhaps this will convince the right to done down their incessant violent rhetoric.”
It is not just the stupid premise, or the embarrassing typo, or the fact that they’re making it about them instead of about the dead Parisians, or the absolutely classless timing, or the lack of self-awarenes .. wait, yes. It is those things. And in the article it links to, which we aren’t going to link to here, the author, who we are certain has some kind of name, says this:
In the United States, the right-wing media and movement conservatives have for decades consistently used eliminationist and other violent rhetoric to describe liberals, progressives and other people with whom they disagree. As was seen in the recent attacks on a Charleston-area black church, and other violence by right-wing anti-government militias, such rhetoric does not float in the ether of the public discourse, harmless and unacknowledged. No, it does in fact lead to action.