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McCain Disparages Anti-War Protestors, Pushback Is Significant

from The Daily Bell:

John McCain doesn’t regret calling anti-war protesters “low-life scum” … Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, offered no apologies on Sunday for his scolding of anti-war protesters during a Senate hearing this week, calling the demonstrators “terrible people” who deserved what they got. The protesters disrupted a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Thursday, calling for former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who was testifying at the hearing, to be tried for war crimes. – CBSNews

Dominant Social Theme: These demonstrators ought to be tried in aggregate for treason.

Free-Market Analysis: The recent verbal confrontation between McCain and members (in particular) of the activist group Code Pink illustrates how the Internet works. We are reminded again why isolation and ridicule of target groups is often counterproductive in the 21st century. McCain, when confronted by protests, “lashed out, saying he’s ‘never seen anything as disgraceful and outrageous and despicable as the last demonstration that just took place.’ ” He then warned, “You’re going to have to shut up, or I’m going to have you arrested. … Get out of here, you low-life scum.”

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