Richard Nixon's commuting of mass murderer Lt. William Calley made defending war criminals and mass murderers respectable among a large segment of the conservative-minded population. In the segregation world where defending lynch-murder had been passed down from generation to generation, admiring deliberate murder when done for racial reasons was already respectable. And carpet-bombing of cities beginning in the Second World War had also legitimized the killing of civilian noncombatants in many people's minds.
Giuliani came to the very modest defense of de Blasio Sunday morning, trying to ease Police Union head Pat Lynch off of his rhetoric blaming de Blasio for the murder of two NYPD officers in Bedstuy last night. Read Post
David Axelrod has long been one of the conservative media’s favorite whipping boys — a role that’s been reprised again and again throughout the public debate over police brutality in the aftermath of Eric Garner and Michael Brown’s ... Read Post