Just a few posts below, I made fun of people for getting up in arms over a British TV movie that depicted the assassination of President Bush and the investigation that would ensue. It's a story about the fight against terrorism and how that has strengthened or perhaps weakened our rights here in the US.
So can I criticize far right columnist Ann Coulter for saying "They Shot The Wrong Lincoln" and excoriating Rhode Island Senator Lincoln Chafee? You bet. One is a fictional film looking at the assassination of a President and the fallout. The other is vicious, dehumanizing attack on a US Senator. Coulter calls Chafee a "half-wit," "dysfunctional and illiterate" and so on, saying the Republican Party is debasing itself by nominating him for public office. If Michael Moore or anyone on the left called for the assassination of President Bush, I'd excoriate them too. The strongest anyone on the left gets is to call for Bush's impeachment, which of course the far right attacks as beyond the pale. Meanwhile, they joke about killing US Senators. Ha-ha.