Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto is a glorious piece of shit.
From Media Matters
TARANTO: One fascinating thing about this is this piece was published no later than 9:03 PM on Wednesday evening, because that’s when it first appears on the New York Times’ Twitter feed. The last Senate vote on amendments to the gun bill was a bit after 6 [PM]. Giffords appeared at the White House at 5:35 [PM] when we saw that enraged rant by the president. The Manchin-Toomey [background check] provision was the first vote. That was at 4:04 PM. So if you read this piece it’s presented as a cry from the heart, as Giffords’ personal reaction as somebody who’s been wounded by gun violence to the betrayal of these Senators. So we are supposed to believe that somehow in less than five hours a woman who has severe impairments of her motor and speech functions was able to produce 900 publishable words and put in an appearance in the White House in the course of it. So I think that’s a little bit odd.
Sounds like a conspiracy theory to me. One linked together by conjecture and James Taranto’s arrogant genius.
The idea that Gabby is incapable of conferring her thoughts into written words and that this should be considered a reasonable avenue of attack by anyone, let alone an editor for the Wall Street Journal, is disgusting. Is it possible someone else transcribed her thoughts for her? Maybe, but that doesn’t diminish their authenticity no more than it does when any other press secretary does so.
A quick glance at the list of tough-talking conservative pundits who have seemingly decided that it’s now open season on Giffords reads like a who’s-who list of micro-phallus sufferers who are desperately clinging to their penis extensions.