SF Chronicle Columnist Mark Morford: EPAs Pruitt Deserves Death Threats
Early that evening Pacific Time, Morford justified the extraordinary number of death threats Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt has received and the resulting high cost of his security as deserved, given that Pruitt's conduct and policies as agency head represent "death threats to the world and all who live on her."
The Chronicle's mini-bio at the end of Morford's column indicates that they just love this guy, describing him as a provider of "hyper-literate, award-winning commentary and cultural criticism."
What horse manure. Morford has become "progressively" more unhinged since the turn of the century.
His appalling Thursday column, as Brent Scher at the Washington Free Beacon observed, represents a "Justification for Death Threats to Trump Cabinet Official" Pruitt.
Morford's column began by quoting a CNN report that Pruitt's "number of people guarding him (has risen) to 30," and that the EPA Director has received "at least four to five times the number of [death] threats" as his predecessor.
Now let's look at Morford assessment of Pruitt (HT Ed Driscoll at Instapundit; bolds are mine throughout this post):
... Behold, this banally evil, milquetoast, science-denying government administrator who now, due to an unprecedented, surprising-but-then-again-not-really number of death threats the agency has already investigated 70 so far demands a round-the-clock security detail, one totaling dozens of henchmen making six figures apiece and costing taxpayers more than $2 million a year, a ridiculous situation unheard of in the modern era. It is yours to ponder why.
Here's a wild guess, Mark: The far-left has become alarmingly prone to violence at a level not seen since the SDS/Black Panther/Weathermen days of the 1960s and 1970s, partially thanks to the dreadful examples set by columnists like you, "journalists" like Piers Morgan, and negligent "mainstream" Democrats. These alleged adults, all of whom one would expect to know better, either believe that death threats should come with the territory when you express views and carry out policies which aren't in lockstep with leftist dogma, or have been intimidated into silence.
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