…at least according to Alec Baldwin’s deranged followers. A confessed, convicted cop-killer deserves clemency, but a right-wing blogger exercising freedom of speech, and all civility goes out the window.
It all started with Alec Baldwin’s anti-death penalty rants involving cop-killer Troy Davis. Baldwin tweeted, among other things: “Wonder if the McPhail family will seek death penalty for US leaders who killed thousands of US soldiers and countless innocent Iraqis” and “When do Cheney and Rumsfeld go on trial for murder? Will that trial be in Texas? Georgia?”
Michelle Malkin responded to Baldwin’s anti-death penalty, anti-Bush/Cheney ravings with: “Waiting for Hollyweirdo @alecbaldwin ‘s “I am Troy Davis” tweet…”
And then it was on! An enraged Baldwin sicced his minions on Malkin. Within minutes, the death threats started pouring in:
So, let’s get this straight – an admitted, convict murderer = innocent, but one innocuous tweet calling Baldwin a “hollyweirdo” = capital crime deserving of death.
Michelle Malkin started re-tweeting the threats. You can read them all, but you may have to scroll down a bit. Below the fold, I’ve included an image of re-tweets captured by NewsBusters. Many more have been posted since that screen grab.