Liberal mainstream media journalists are so terrified of losing their direct pipeline to the White House, that one of them suggested assassinating the GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.
"Good news guys I've figured out how the Trump campaign ends," NY Times reporter Ross Douthat tweeted last night. His tweet contained a link to a trailer from the 1983 movie The Dead Zone, featuring an assassination attempt on a character played by actor Martin Sheen.
In the movie, the smarmy politician (Sheen) spots the would-be assassin (played by Christopher Walken) and holds up a baby to thwart the assassination attempt.
Imagine a NY TImes columnist "joking" about assassinating President Obama. He would be fired and thrown in jail.
In response to the angry backlash from his Twitter.com followers, Douthat deleted the tweet and issued an apology.
A lot readers were offended by my Trump/"Dead Zone" joke from yesterday. I can see why, and I've deleted the tweet. Apologies.
— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) February 25, 2016
In a recent column, Douthat wrote, “President Hillary” would be a better choice for America than “our own nuclear-armed Berlusconi”.
By the way, latest polls show Trump is the likely Republican candidate nominee for president.
@DouthatNYT U also owe an apology to the candidate whose death you implied would be a good way to stop his campaign. Make it directly.
— ex-Inside Trader (@insidertrading_) February 25, 2016
@DouthatNYT They should delete your job. Calling for the assassination of a political figure. You should be incarcerated. You're a menace.
— Tchoupitoulas (@Suavetour) February 25, 2016
— The Liberty Defender (@KingSoetero) February 25, 2016
@DouthatNYT you sir are a reason that most people do not trust journalists. So sad to sink so low.
— Matt Storms (@matt_storms) February 25, 2016
@DouthatNYT do you realize if you say that about a sitting US president you can go to prison? what's the difference here? Trump is potential
— Fibonacciman (@fibonacciman618) February 25, 2016
— ccie nyc (@cciedotnyc) February 25, 2016
@DouthatNYT FAIL... enjoy unemployment and possible five years in prison and fines. FBI & Secret Service take threats like your seriously.
— Charelle Brown (@charelle_brown) February 25, 2016