MSM round-up from the turkey! being slaughtered! while it lived! story, mostly from Tim Blair:
NBC finds the video – shot by an NBC affiliate – “too grisly for some”. …
Wonkette labels this a “celebration of death”. Writes one commenter: “She is the dumbest whore I have ever seen.”…
Elizabeth Snead in the LA Times:
What she does not know is that at least two helpless turkeys are being slaughtered alive in the background, their legs wiggling as their heads are stuffed into a grinder by a smiling camera-hog executioner.
Toby Harnden: Except that as Palin chats happily afterwards, it seems that any pardons have have been overtaken by events – the death penalty is being administered behind her. “This was neat,” she says, as the turkey strangler goes about his grim business.
Jimminy H. Roosevelt Cricket, do these people not eat turkeys? How sick a culture do we live in if real, live, grownup adults writing for real, live, grownup newspapers are only finding out now for the first time that meat comes from animals? Aren’t we supposed to shun the shrink-wrapped vision of the food chain? Aren’t we all supposed to be more nuanced than that?
But now it’s only okay to eat meat (anything else is a sick slutty “celebration of death”) if we never-ever-ever-ever acknowledge that what we’re eating came from an animal? And what exactly are people who work in the farming business supposed to make of all this? What will happen to them when people finally find out what it is they actually do?
I never thought about this. Looks like Vegans are gonna have to starve to death…
I can get crops to grow by simply putting seed in the ground. The rest of my job is to kill, kill, kill. Kill weeds. Kill insect pests. Kill vertebrate pests. Whether by herbicide, pesticides, shooting, trapping, stomping, you name it — I spend far more time killing than I do making something grow. Mother nature takes care of the growing. I have to remove the competition. There have been days when I’ve trapped 50+ pocket gophers and shot 100 ground squirrels – before lunch. They needed killing, and the next day, more of them were killed because they needed killing. At other times, I’ve shot dozens of jackrabbits at night and flung them out into the sagebrush for coyotes to eat.