Speaking for Terror

‘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.


2 thoughts on “Speaking for Terror

  1. Are you serious?The press are a bunch of whores.They “interview” serial murderers,terrorists(remember McVeigh?),extremists of all kinds and on and on for ratings.
    A forensic psychologist might get something useful out of interviewing a serial murderer.I don’t know what Geraldo Rivera or any of many other “journalists” hopes to give the public when he interviews,for instance, Charles Manson-Manson waits for his periodic chance to put on his manipulative psycohpathic act for the public.
    Why can’t we let these people rot in obscurity?Attention is a drug for many of them.

  2. the Holocaust Museum in Washington is closed today in mourning for Stephen Tyrone Johns.
    from CNN–
    “A six-year veteran of the museum’s security staff, Johns later “died heroically in the line of duty,” said Sara Bloomfield, director of the museum.

    “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Johns’ family,” the museum said.”

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