sad to hear labor historian @erikloomis is receiving death threats for comments he made about the NRA—
Mike Elk (@MikeElk) December 19, 2012
While we at Twitchy do not advocate death threats against anyone, we do have to note the irony here. Apparently it is okay for Erik Loomis to retweet death threats against people he doesn’t like, but it’s bad when he receives them himself. Maybe Elk should think about whether gratuitous references to violence should be brushed off as “metaphors.”
Look, anyone threatening Loomis needs to cut it out. It doesn’t solve anything and you’re no better than him.
Still, if one thinks it legitimate to demand Wayne LaPierre’s head on a pike and retweet talk of beating NRA members to death, it’s more than a little ironic to get sad-faced when similar rhetoric is directed at one’s allies.
Hat tip: Eric.