Sunday, January 20, 2013

Erik Loomis Back on Twitter (and Still Making an Idiot of Himself)

I posted on Amanda Marcotte yesterday, "This Over-the-Top Amanda Marcotte Anti-Rush Limbaugh Rant Demonstrates Just How Far Apart are Left and Right in American Politics." Check the thread there for a brief back and forth between me and Professor Dan Nexon. Somehow Rush Limbaugh is being compared to Erik Loomis and the big controversy over those "death" tweets and retweets he was sending out late last year. He almost got himself fired. And he's still facing tenure review and no doubt these issues will come up.

In any case, Twitchy has this, "Death threat retweeter Erik Loomis claims Rush Limbaugh incites violence, accuses Michelle Malkin of hypocrisy."

Look, there's partisan polarization and people take sides. Still, I think Loomis should have thought twice about retweeting this, "“First fucker to say the solution is for elementary school teachers to carry guns needs to get beaten to death”." That's not so metaphor-ish.