I bumped into this Mother Jones article...
On Saturday night, when Mother Jones staffers tweeted a report that riot police might soon sweep demonstrators out of the Wisconsin capitol building—something that didn't end up happening—one Twitter user sent out a chilling public response: "Use live ammunition."
From my own Twitter account, I confronted the user, JCCentCom. He tweeted back that the demonstrators were "political enemies" and "thugs" who were "physically threatening legally elected officials." In response to such behavior, he said, "You're damned right I advocate deadly force." He later called me a "typical leftist," adding, "liberals hate police."
Only later did we realize that JCCentCom was a deputy attorney general for the state of Indiana.
MJ followed up and contacted the office of the AG, and this tweet was in fact confirmed.
He (what seemed to me belligerently) responded:
"For 'context?' Or to silence me? All my comments on twitter & my blog are my own and no one else's. And I can defend them all.
"[Y]ou will probably try to demonize me," he wrote, "but that comes with the territory."
MJ then sent a list of questions regarding other tweets and blogposts.....
"Planned Parenthood could help themselves if the only abortions they performed were retroactive"?
"Your enemy is not surrounding your country, your enemy is ruling your country"?
Were members of the SEIU really like Hitler's Sturmabteilung, and did he stand by his headline, "Putting the 'Reich' in Robert Reich"?
Apparently, they never got a response....
Add this to the latest about the "prank". If that one pans out to be real, it should be shocking even to the fence sitters...
An AG for a state condones using bullets on protesters?
Will they even mention any of this? Shabby as usual.