Liberal journo Mike Elk sad about death threats to death threat connoisseur Erik Loomis

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.

  • grais

    Maybe they weren’t really death threats against Angry Loomis; maybe they were just metaphors.

  • grais

    Maybe they weren’t really death threats against Angry Loomis; maybe they were just metaphors.

  • Steve_J

    Mike Elk seems to be as big an eric loomis as Eric Loomis

  • http://WestValleyGreenHomes.com/ Eric Johnson

    Has anyone seen one of these reported death threats against Loomis? I remember another lefty who claimed he was getting threats and never provided them. Let’s just say I’m skeptical till I see the evidence.

  • wwbdinct

    Kind of revolting that Loomis is referred to as a labor historian when he gleefully describes how he teaches his class about dildos.

  • http://www.twitter.com/thebadger14 Badger Pundit

    R.S. McCain may be hoping Loomis will make a death threat against ME for my guest post comparing Loomis’s Ph.D dissertation to the Monty Python “Lumberjack Song” — it would help McCain’s page views! http://bit.ly/UKc7vS.

    Death threats seem rather counterproductive in that they tend to call attention to, and generate sympathy for, those the threat-maker most dislikes. Not to mention the blowback.

  • http://www.twitter.com/thebadger14 Badger Pundit

    R.S. McCain may be hoping Loomis will make a death threat against ME for my guest post comparing Loomis’s Ph.D dissertation to the Monty Python “Lumberjack Song” — it would help McCain’s page views! http://bit.ly/UKc7vS.

    Death threats seem rather counterproductive in that they tend to call attention to, and generate sympathy for, those the threat-maker most dislikes. Not to mention the blowback.