Just hours after the Islamic terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, left two Muslim jihadists dead, a conservative comedian, Evan Sayet, absolutely nailed it with this joke on twitter:
My favorite drawings at the Muhammad cartoon festival in Texas were the two chalk outlines out front.
— Evan Sayet (@EvanSayet) May 4, 2015
But leftist critics were quick to jump on Sayet, calling him insensitive and sparking a huge debate on his Twitter feed.
Daily Caller We caught up with Sayet via email after his tweet went viral to ask about PC culture and media coverage of the shooting.
“Political Correctness — which is just a euphemism for the totalitarian concept of ‘Newspeak’ written about by Orwell in1984 – has nearly destroyed comedy in the same way that it has nearly destroyed education, journalism and the other fields where the powers-that-be are on the Left,” Sayet told TheDCNF.
”Now, just as the ‘education’ system is used to indoctrinate children and ‘journalism’ is used to give credence to Leftist policies and positions, comedy (and the whole of the entertainment industry) is used to reinforce Leftist propaganda.”
The Los Angeles comedian said the critics are the elite left, not everyday Americans.
“The response, in fact, has not only been overwhelming but overwhelmingly positive,” Sayet told TheDCNF. “The vast majority of Americans — especially those outside the Leftists’ bastions of academia, journalism, entertainment and Democratic Party politics — are wholly in support of my statement whereby hundreds of innocents being saved by the killing of two terrorists is a GOOD thing.”
Sayet said he does not regret the tweet in the slightest.
“I only regret we live in a society where a joke at the expense of would-be mass murderers is something that anyone thinks I have to defend. And, again, the Leftists have accomplished their goal,” Sayet told TheDCNF. “Who is really irreverent here, me in a silly tweet about would-be mass murderers or those who sought to assault that which SHOULD be revered, the First Amendment right — the HUMAN right — of free speech?”
FROM CNN’s Marc Lamont Hill
I understand and respect free speech. But to organize hate speech events, purely because you’re legally allowed to, is disgusting. — Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) May 4, 2015
FROM NEW YORK TIMES’ Rukmini Callamachi
Free speech aside, why would anyone do something as provocative as hosting a “Muhammad drawing contest”?
— Rukmini Callimachi (@rcallimachi) May 4, 2015