That pretty well backfired

WaPo ran a follow-up to the man-on-car violence perpetrated last month and I think the vandalseco-terrorists” are going to have to chalk this up as a total bust. Here’s the money quotes from the article, I’d say.

Groves also heard from members of a Hummer drivers network. They wanted to show support through holding a barbecue on his block.

then later

Christopher and Kristina Benson said they had driven their H1 six hours from North Carolina.

I don’t think trashing that Hummer resulted in the reduction of gas consumption the vandalseco-terrorists” intended…

7 Comments so far

  1. Ex-Hy Hy (unregistered) on August 6th, 2007 @ 1:36 pm

    “Eco-terrorist.”

    Wow, way to regurgitate the pinhead rhetoric while simultaneously reducing the meaning of a once-credible word. What’s next, “green evildoers”? “Recyclofascists”?

    I mean, seriously. Nobody was injured. Nobody was even scared, let alone terrorized. Yet this is the term that’s bandied around? Yuck.


  2. Don (unregistered) on August 6th, 2007 @ 1:45 pm

    I thought my use of the strikeouts made it pretty clear I was being sarcastic.


  3. Ex-Hy Hy (unregistered) on August 6th, 2007 @ 3:05 pm

    To me the strikeouts act as emphasis. Had you reversed it it may have been more effective. Either way I believe we can agree that the term is absolutely retarded.


  4. Don (unregistered) on August 6th, 2007 @ 3:19 pm

    I tweaked the presentation somewhat. I’d hate for anyone else to think I approve of this idiotic use of the word terrorist. It demeans those who are victims of real terrorism and gives far too much credit to hothead punks with questionable priorities.


  5. Tiff (unregistered) on August 6th, 2007 @ 3:34 pm

    Personally I prefer the term “eco-morons,” since every Hummer too damaged to sell is another one that has to roll off the factory line to replace it.


  6. PSolus (unregistered) on August 6th, 2007 @ 8:00 pm

    I think you’re giving the person or persons who did this too much credit.

    I think that their intention was simply to trash that particular hummer; I don’t think they gave it any more thought beyond that.

    In which case, mission accomplished.


  7. wayan (unregistered) on August 6th, 2007 @ 9:06 pm

    The “terrorist” label is thown about way too much. Not enough as say knives to SUV tires or sugar in Hummer gas tanks, but more than it should.



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