Now for one of our regular features, the Clown Award, given for meritorious stupidity.
The winner of the Big Red Nose this week is a man who already has a big red nose, Rupert Murdoch.
On Friday, the owner of News Corp said via Twitter that even peaceful Muslims are responsible for the "jihadist cancer." Quoting exactly,
Maybe most Moslems [yes, he spelled with an O] peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible.In other words, maybe "most" Muslims are peaceful but still all Muslims are individually responsible for any and all terrorist attacks by any Muslim anywhere.
In this case, Twitter did my job for me: Murdoch was openly and soundly mocked. He was asked in various Tweets if on his own logic he was responsible for everything from the Inquisition to violence in Northern Ireland to child-molesting priests. One person asked for specifics on how his own 60-year-old parents in North Carolina could stop fundamentalist violence.
My favorite response, though, came from J.K. Rowling, who said:
I was born Christian. If that makes Rupert Murdoch my responsibility, I'll auto-excommunicate.Rupert Murdoch is and always has been a total clown.
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