Thursday, March 30, 2006

Jill Carroll's Release: Right-Winger Reactions

It should come as no surprise that some members of the right-wing blogosphere just cannot accept good news without immediately condemning those involved. We witnessed the vile scorn heaped at the Christian Peacemakers Teams following the rescue of their hostages in Iraq last week - led by Michelle Malkin - and today's news about Jill Carroll's freedom after three months in captivity has already been met with skepticism, insults and just plain hatred.

Riehl World View
My first gut reaction was that she either was being threatened on condition of painting a positive picture, or this wasn't entirely what it appeared to be in the first place.

On the other hand, it could simply be Stockholm Syndrome which would lead her to be so seemingly positive.

Little Green Footballs
She says the terrorists treated her well.

Her interpreter, murdered during the kidnapping, was not available for comment.

Comment by "Earth to Satan" at Little Green Footballs
I've been watching this traitor bitch fawn all over her captors this morning. "Nice furniture, safe, nice clothes, they NEVER threatened me". I'm very glad you were so comforatble while working to undermine our efforts in Iraq. Now, wipe that muslim DNA from your face and confess to pre-planning this? Was your translators death an accident? Too bad he didn't get to enjoy the nice furniture.
It would be nice to see her sent to Gitmo with all the rest of that muslim shit.

Comment by WM at The Jawa Report
In a statement released to the Christian Science Monitor, her family thanked the Monitor and the Iraqi people for their efforts and support. No thanks to CNN for the media campaign they launched, no thanks to the American people for their prayers and support. The statement then requested that the media and public respect the privacy of the family so they could help Jill recover from her ordeal. Details of Jill's experience would be discussed at the appropriate time.

Waitaminute! Shouldn't JILL be the one to decide what is said and when? Guess her family wants to make sure she says what she should say. First she's manipulated by her captors, now it looks like she might be manipulated by her own family.

Rolling Barrage
Further, it is important to recall that many others were murdered. This is not a "kinder, gentler" Islamism, despite what Mrs. Carroll may say in the future.

Michelle Malkin just can't help but take this opportunity in her post about Carroll's release to attack the Christian Science Monitor
(Correction: a commenter noted that the post on Malkin's blog was written by ALLAHPUNDIT, not Malkin.)

Finally, on an otherwise wonderful day for the Christian Science Monitor, this will probably end up getting lost in the news shuffle.


What is it with some right-wingers' obsessive need to constantly berate the innocent? Are they simply incapable of joy or have they just been so programmed for so long to hate others who are not like them that they no longer have any control over their own reactions?

UPDATE: Speaking of vile scorn and hatred, check out this screeching and the comments at Debbie Schlussel's blog - if you can stomach it. Absolutely unbelievable.

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