Guys. GUYS! The New York Post just pulled the pin on a grenade and threw it into Ilhan Omar’s casa. Earlier this week, Ilhan Omar said the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks were “some people did something.” Well, the Post, which is a New York publication, and the World Trade Center was in New York before “some people” did “something,” fired back with this cover:
Since Ilhan’s abhorrent statement, Representative Dan Crenshaw also called her out. Which prompted Ilhan Omar to cry victim. And Crenshaw wasn’t having that tantrum either. Read Ilhan Omar Accused Dan Crenshaw of Inciting Violence. His Response is Perfect.
But as the New York Post knows, sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. So perhaps brushing a terrorist attack under the prayer rug wasn’t such a wise move after all.
Actions have consequences. Politicians can’t just say whatever they want without getting lectured later if what they said was wrong. In fact, no one can say just whatever they want without getting lectured later. Wrong or not. Freedom of speech isn’t freedom from criticism. Ilhan Omar was free to make her dumbass comment. The New York Post was free to respond with a burn.