Peter the Material Support for Terror King’s Slippery Slope

I highlighted the NYT editorial that criticized Peter King’s planned hearing to fearmonger against Muslims the other day. In spite of the fact that the NYT backed off of highlighting King’s own ties to terrorism, instead focusing on how he ultimately helped to serve peace, King nevertheless responded in predictable fashion:

In an interview with The Hill, New York Republican Rep. Peter King didn’t mince words about his feelings towards The New York Times.

“I have nothing but contempt for them,” King said. “They should be indicted under the Espionage Act. … The New York Times is just basically being a mouthpiece for political correctness.”

When an increasingly powerful Congressman can respond to tempered criticism by screaming espionage, we’ve reached a very dangerous slippery slope.

  1. PeasantParty says:

    Man, he really likes that word, “espionage”. I’ve heard it so much lately from the goopers that I think they are afraid it is attached to them./s

    Oh well, a peasant can only wish that things were right in the world.

    • wavpeac says:

      classic projection. It’s really amazingly validating of the whole notion of projection if you look at the “attack hooks” aimed toward progressives. It’s all there. Spot it, got it. But the authoritarians, with their giant amygdala’s not only have more trouble regulating heaping helpings of fear, but shame as well. Because they cannot regulate shame, they cannot see their own shame in order to fix the behaviors that may cause it. So, in a feable and ineffective attempt to regulate shame, authoritarians project it on to others.

  2. joanneleon says:

    Political correctness… has contempt for them… should be charged under the Espionage Act.

    Hmm. He doesn’t realize how transparent he has been with this statement, does he?

  3. joanneleon says:


    “If people weren’t taking me seriously, that would be one thing,” King said. “I don’t need to take political advice from anyone else. People follow what I say. I’m outspoken, but I can back up everything I say. I am what I am and people seem to like it and I’m at peace with myself.”

    Does this sound like a guy who has got all his marbles?

  4. klynn says:

    This reminds me of Soviet Russia. Remember when children were taught to be faithful to the “motherland” and turn their parents in for any comment or behavior that would be potentially “counter” to soviet rule? Neighbors turned in neighbors…Officials framed officials… all under the guise of patriotism to the motherland…

    Seems King’s type of spoken thought/behavior got Germany into a dark time in history as well.