In the Eye of the Beholder
If anti-abortion protesters threw stink bombs into abortion clinics, and threatened to demolish the building, what would happen to those protesters? Well, they’d probably get thrown in jail and decried in the media. (Perhaps get called a "Christianist" by Andrew Sullivan.)
But, change the cause, and those tactics become, as the LA Times says, "compelling" television. Yes, terrorize for the right cause, and you get your own TV show.
Jill Stanek has the details on "Whale Wars", a Discovery channel show documenting the life and times of an crew of anti-whalers. I saw an episode where they made it appear that they were going to ram the offending ship. If people trying to save babies tried this, they’d be pilloried (by, no doubt, the LA Times).
But do this in the name of animals, and the Left and the media put you on a pedestal. Priorities, folks.
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