January 5, 2011 / by emptywheel


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.

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