As Twitchy reported this morning, University of Pennsylvania professor Anthea Butler embarked on a mind-bogglingly idiotic tirade in which she blamed the director of an anti-Islam film for yesterday’s atrocities in Egypt and Libya. Butler had tweeted about the importance of understanding that words have consequences, but she was clearly unable to face the consequences of her own words. Twitchy’s story resulted in a flood of righteous indignation:
That'll do it. RT @AntheaButler: My GAWT Michelle Malkin is tweeting about me no wonder the nuts invaded my timeline!
— I'm That Type Of Guy (@Marrrrcussss) September 12, 2012
Butler apparently had a very difficult time grasping that freedom of expression is a two-way street, and she soon protected her Twitter account. Her supporters agreed with this cowardly course of action, and they wanted her to know that they had her back:
@AntheaButler I'd take that as evidence you're doing something right.
— Matt Baldwin (@thisbrokenwheel) September 12, 2012
@AntheaButler I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU! Arrest the bastards!
— Dufus DON’T COME NEAR ME AND WASH YOUR HANDS (@dufus) September 12, 2012
@AntheaButler We are behind you 100%!
— reneecamp1012 (@reneecamp1012) September 12, 2012
The swiftness & viciousness of the attacks on @AntheaButler shows that Gresham's law applies to Twitter.
— Charles McGuinness (@SocialSeerCom) September 12, 2012
Awww … poor baby.
Meanwhile, citizens familiar with the freedoms guaranteed to us in the Constitution exercised their right to free speech and rightly blasted Butler for her hit-and-run brand of anti-American garbage and religious bigotry:
@AntheaButler Watch out, you feel immune, but that same bigotry you display could be turned on you. & why protect your tweets? Ashamed?
— Desert Pundit (@desertpundit) September 12, 2012
@AntheaButler You are such an embarrassment to academia. You attack Christendom, and then demonize one who attacks a different religion
— tim lee (@1776son) September 12, 2012
— Jen® (@NatesMama1128) September 12, 2012
Larry David peeing on a Jesus portrait=artistic freedom. Insult Islam=go to jail. Got it. @AntheaButler
— SilentBrutus (@SilentBrutus) September 12, 2012
— Andrews Dad (@Andrew_Dad) September 12, 2012
@AntheaButler Are you really so ignorant as to believe that this is Sam Bacile's fault? How did you ever become a professor, so sad.
— Brian Sprouse (@BSprouse1) September 12, 2012
@AntheaButler people mock Christianity all the time. They don't riot and kill ambssdors. I HAVE RIGHT TO MOCK MOHAMMAD. Blame the victim?
— Ryan Haber (@wohavingseen) September 12, 2012
— Peter Korman (@pjkorman) September 12, 2012
@AntheaButler Re: freedom of speech – Who controls the controllers. Who prevents you from being arrested?
— Pádraig (@mousebert) September 12, 2012
@AntheaButler What a pathetic coward you are
— Dave next door ?? (@Nashcat66) September 12, 2012
One U.S. Army veteran reminded Butler of the sacrifices countless Americans have made in order to protect the rights of people like her to act like complete jackasses:
Boom. Couldn’t’ve said it better ourselves.