Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, October 29, 2018

AN OUTBREAK of attempted political violence shocked the United States last week, as a supporter of President Donald Trump allegedly sent pipe bombs to many of his critics. Meanwhile, the New York Times published a story written by Charlie Fox author Zoe Sharp, was particularly controversial -- because it featured some incitement to political violence of its own.

To be more specific, the NYT published a story describing Mr Trump's death.

The story, published the day before the first pipe bomb was received, was called How It Ends. It sparked a humungous backlash on social media, which labelled it "assassination porn".

It appears that the Secret Service isn't amused that it would be pointed to as a way by which the President is killed, noting that the story is not only "outrageous," but "insulting" to boot.

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The screams that would be emanating from the printed pages of the New York Times if a publication had published this same kind of story about, say, former President Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton would be unignorable.

But since it was about Mr. Trump, nary a peep from the Mainstream US Media.

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It's sad how far the Gray Lady has fallen.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-29 06:23 PM | Reply

There is left wing terrorist violence almost every day in America, but only independent and foreign sites cover it. 94% of MSM stories are anti-Trump. Censorship of dissent, both left and right, is widespread.

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-10-29 06:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Yes, it is sad.

It will also NEVER get any kind of call-out.

Heaven forbid an assassination attempt is made on Trump. Do you think anyone on the left will be pointing at this?

I don't.

#3 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-29 06:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Let the vociferous defense of the First Amendment begin!

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-10-29 06:40 PM | Reply

"Heaven forbid an assassination attempt is made on Trump."

Already happened.

"Do you think anyone on the left will be pointing at this?"

Why should they? Was the Secret Service involved in any attempt?

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-10-29 06:42 PM | Reply

"There is left wing terrorist violence almost every day in America"

^
Terrorized by pantsuits.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-10-29 06:44 PM | Reply

Aw. That's the way the story ends? I actually went to the site and read all of the stories, and this one, the one that's so awful ends exactly as quote. I have to confess, I laughed out loud. No one got shot. No one died. It wasn't in good taste, but it was a darkly humorous. Then again I've always loved dark humor.

#7 | Posted by YAV at 2018-10-29 06:52 PM | Reply

^ ^ ^
not a racist! :)

#8 | Posted by YAV at 2018-10-29 06:53 PM | Reply

#7

Now if this was an identical piece of fiction about President Obama or Secretary Clinton, would you feel the same?

Having read your posting history, I seriously doubt it.

#9 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-29 06:57 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

I've had some pretty good chuckles over writing, even if it's skewering my "sacred" cows. I thought White House Down made fun of Obama, and I thought the parody/caricature made it entertaining. The President didn't get killed in that one, either.

So I guess I'd have to see who wrote what and how well they did at it. Yeah, I could be offended, sure. I've seen some really awful "stories" that were flatly gratuitous for the right-wing base that I thought tasteless. I've never bothered with that movie about Bush that was controversial because I didn't see anything interesting in it.

#10 | Posted by YAV at 2018-10-29 07:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#10

Thank you for the well thought out answer, I tend to agree with your take, I wasn't offended by the story as well.

As you might surmise, the main takeaway for me was the virtual radio silence by the MSM over this, it's as if they didn't want to offend the NYT by even mentioning this, because if it had been done by anyone prior to Nov. 8, 2016 the uproar would have been deafening, especially since the Secret Service "helps" the would be assassin in the story.

But since it was Trump, *crickets* outside of the right-wing media and international coverage.

#11 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-29 07:26 PM | Reply

My pleasure, RoC.
Thanks for the honest response back.
Appreciated.

#12 | Posted by YAV at 2018-10-29 07:34 PM | Reply

Good stuff with # 10, Yav.

#13 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-29 08:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Shocking. The same idiots who deny Trump is inciting violence in any way get all breathless over this.

#14 | Posted by jpw at 2018-10-29 11:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Now if this was an identical piece of fiction about President Obama or Secretary Clinton, would you feel the same?
#9 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

It isn't unnecessarily out of left field for Trump.

That's why it's dark humor.

#15 | Posted by jpw at 2018-10-29 11:15 PM | Reply

The people who defend this kind of crap then want to lecture Trump about rhetoric...

Get some counseling. Self awareness is something to be valued.

#17 | Posted by sawdust at 2018-10-30 06:55 AM | Reply

"I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters." - Trump

#18 | Posted by YAV at 2018-10-30 09:24 AM | Reply

It was just locker room assassination porn.
- NYTimes

#19 | Posted by bored at 2018-10-31 02:57 AM | Reply

So, this is what passes for assassination porn these days? This story is the Playboy version of assassination porn, at best, but it's fun to watch you ladies falling on your fainting couches whilst clutching your pearls. If this story spurs a spate of Secret Service-assisted Russian spy assassination attempts, I'll be shocked, but I doubt POTUS is worried since according to him, Putin doesn't have anyone killed in this country:

Lesley Stahl: Do you agree that Vladimir Putin is involved in assassinations? In poisonings?

President Donald Trump: Probably he is, yeah. Probably. I mean, I don't--

Lesley Stahl: Probably?

President Donald Trump: But I rely on them, it's not in our country.

www.cbsnews.com

#20 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-10-31 08:08 AM | Reply

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