Hope springs eternal. Whenever an act of political violence occurs, liberals eagerly wish for the perpetrators to be Tea Partiers. Alas, they are always disappointed. Via InstaPundit, Tim Blair points out that the disease isn’t limited to the U.S. The Sydney Morning Herald ran a very silly column by one Waleed Aly, who said, among other howlers:
But it’s possible, too, that this reticence is a product of the very real suspicion that the perpetrators here are self-styled American patriots. At this point, most analysts are leaning that way. And while it’s entirely possible they are wrong, there’s something chilling about realising that this violence might not be something that can be assigned to a demonic other. Maybe we’re speaking in more hushed tones because our own societies might just be implicated.
Tough luck, Waleed. Maybe next time. But what really made the Morning Herald’s Tea Party slander a classic was the graphic the paper chose to accompany Aly’s column:
Maybe the paper could atone by accompanying its next article on the Boston bombing with this far more relevant image:
Don’t hold your breath, though. That would be much too controversial! And maybe too dangerous.