Whenever I hear liberals talk about Julian Assange and Bradley Manning, I’m reminded of a particular Ann Coulter quote,
We need to execute people like John Walker in order to physically intimidate liberals, by making them realize that they can be killed too. Otherwise they will turn out to be outright traitors.
Liberals tend to get terribly offended by this quote, but the fact of the matter is that there’s a lot of truth in it. If your goal is to hurt America, on some instinctive level, liberals tend to root for you.
You can see this attitude on display in the Julian Assange/Bradley Manning case.
Michael Moore not only chipped in $20,000 for Assange’s bail, he’s blowing off rape charges because they’re aimed at a new liberal hero. Because liberals are deliberately misreporting the charges, you may not even know that Assange is actually accused of “rape rape,” as Whoopi Goldberg might put it,
The latest dude to misrepresent the Julian Assange rape allegations in front of a national audience is Michael Moore, who last night told a sympathetic Keith Olbermann it’s a bunch of “hooey” over a broken condom.
At this point, the Assange case involves more misinformation about condoms than an abstinence-only sex ed class. Here’s Moore — who helped post bail for Assange — telling Olbermann the accusations are “hooey” and claiming Assange was arrested because “a condom broke”:
Actually, (as we’ve already said) the British extradition hearings make it clear that Assange is accused of such crimes as holding a woman down during sex, and having nonconsensual, unprotected sex with a woman while she was sleeping.
A few liberal women are quite understandably upset about the attitude that most of the Left has taken — and you’d be particularly upset if you were them, too. Imagine learning, after the Polanski case and this one, that most of your fellow liberals will side with a man who rapes you if he happens to be a popular Leftist. It’s even worse from the perspective of a liberal woman in politics than for the average women because she has a much higher chance of running into someone like that at a party.
Then there’s Bradley Manning.