That's how Jonah Goldberg describes his new article calling for the assassination of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. So, before we get into how stupid Jonah Goldberg is, and how ridiculous most of what he writes is (and how awesome that National Review for Christmas pop up ad is) so first I'll give a serious answer – because they are smarter than you, and know it would do no good. Oh, and perhaps because it is also illegal and morally reprehensible, but probably less that.
Do we really live in a world where columnists can hope someone is killed by CIA agents? Someone who is not Osama Bin Laden? Someone who is (sort of) a member of the media, whose job it is to report on the mistakes, tragedies and incompetence of our occupation of Iraq? I'm guessing Jonah's not a big fan of Daniel Ellsburg either, right? Isn't calling for people's deaths the sort of thing Goldberg repudiates in our enemies (see Rushdie, Salman)
Seriously, rhetoric like this is good for nothing. In fact, I find it disgusting. Always have. No one should celebrate or cheer for the death of another human being, no matter what they have done. Where's the outrage towards Goldberg? Heck, a New Hampshire legislator had to resign when he talked about a "Dead Palin" He wasn't even actively advocating for her death.
So, why shouldn't Jonah Goldberg be forced to resign? I can dream, can't I? It's not like I'm calling for his assassination, right?
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