Piddling in our jammies
Acting a on tip from comments below, we see that Roger Simon won’t be happy until we are all living in abject sweat-soaked fear, just like him:
I have spent most of the day in meetings in El Segundo, so the possible attack on the New York subway was no more than a blip on my computer screen until the last half hour or so. It has been instructive to review the posturing of the various media outlets and politicians. You would think that after the recent events in the London Underground, the British Reuters would be the first to take this seriously, but no… In the interest of “even-handedness” (or something) they inform us:
In Washington, one U.S. government official said the New York threat information was of “undetermined credibility.”
Suprisingly, however, Reuters does not, for once, just rely on an anonymous source. They have the brilliant senior senator from New York to back them up.
Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat said: “The threat to the New York subway system was specific but not corroborated and not of the highest credibility.”
Let’s hope for Chuck’s sake (among many others’) that nothing happens, because if it does, that statement will come back to haunt him until his dying day. As it is, he seems like a fool and a posturer. This pose would have been unmasked (although certainly not by his pals at Reuters) by a simple question: “What, pray, sir, determines whether a terrorist’s threat is credible or not?”
Okay. I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest that, if the sources codename is something like “Curveball“…then we might want to take his tip with a grain of salt the size of Roger’s head.
But besides the point that Roger wants to live his life in Peggy Noonan’s nightmare state, we notice that he jumps all up in Schumer’s face for essentially saying exactly what Homeland Security officals are saying. Of course, if Schumer had advocated that special brand of mass hysteria and paranoia that keeps Roger warm at night, and then nothing happened, he’d be calling Schumer a “panic merchant” next week.
Roger Simon: Can’t make him happy…can’t make him take his meds.