Wednesday, December 09, 2009

CBS and Tomato and Shoe Throwers

"NEW YORK (CBS) Maybe [Joe Nowit] should have practiced with a target before attempting to pelt [President Obama] with tomatoes at a [campaign visit] in Minnesota . . . .”
First we have the shoe thrower, Muntazer al-Zaidi, who spends about nine months of not very nice time in an Iraqi jail for throwing his shoes at President George W. Bush. Interestingly, the tables are turned, and he gets a shoe thrown at him in Paris, but the second thrower is much smarter. The Paris thrower faces no jail time having had the smarts both to throw the shoe in France and at somebody who approves of the tactic.

Then we have Jeremy Paul Olson who hits a police commander in the face with a tomato meant for Sarah Palin. Olson now faces assault charges (on a police officer, no less), disorderly conduct, and was dumb enough to carry an alternate ID which may result in further charges.

Worse yet we have CBS jocularly opining that all might have been well if only Olson has practiced his throw.
“NEW YORK (CBS) Maybe Jeremy Olson should have practiced with a target before attempting to pelt Sarah Palin with tomatoes at a book signing in Minnesota Dec. 7.”
Presumably CBS will be saying the same about the first person who throws a tomato (or a shoe) at President Obama.

Apparently Muntazer didn’t learn anything from his trip to jail. One hopes Jeremy will do better. For CBS, there’s really no hope.


OregonGuy said...

Dante suggests there are nine levels of Hell.

Have we covered three of them in this post?

T. D. said...

Hmm. All three do have their problems. :-)