Sunday, August 04, 2013

Dunce of the Week: Matthew Rothschild


This week, the dunce cap goes to Matthew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive.

Whistle-blower and Iraq War veteran Bradley Manning was convicted in a military court-martial last week of 20 of the 22 counts against him leaving him potentially sentenced to over 100 years in prison.  (The sentencing portion of the court-martial is ongoing.)

Leave it to Mad Matty Rothschild to show up exclaiming "Victory for Bradley Manning!"

Matty was thrilled that the "aiding the enemy" charge was tossed.  That was good news . . . for the press.

(If the charge stuck, there was a possibility that it would have impact on civilian courts and the impact would be that the press could be charged with aiding the enemy merely for reporting.)

For Brad?


Not a victory.

Life expectancy for the American male is currently 76.2 years.   And life expectancy is even shorter in prison.  Brad is 25-years-old.  Facing potentially 100 years in prison or more is not a "victory" for Brad.

Rothschild earned the dunce cap.
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