‘Why is Tiller’s alleged killer doing press conferences?’ this post on Salon asks. For the last few days you can’t look at the news without seeing Scott Roeder’s promise of more violence to come. That’s the point of terrorism–to destroy your enemy with violence and demoralize the survivors with threats.
Why is the press letting him broadcast his verbal assaults instead of investigating the network of activists that gave him support?
Operation Rescue wants to buy Dr. Tiller’s clinic and do a victory dance there. They may disown the radical wing of their movement, but it got them what they wanted. They can wash their hands, but violence by proxy is still violence. Men like Scott Roeder are a dime a dozen, he’s not the first, and he won’t be the last. He’s a hero in his own mind.
The press should not play into it, not act as a mouthpiece for terrorists.