The Daily Beast’s Disgraceful Interview With Bill Ayers
Giving a platform to a malevolent narcissist and murderous liar to glorify himself once again.
Below is an email that David Horowitz sent to the editor of The Daily Beast in response to their recent interview with Bill Ayers.
When you interview a shallow, murderous liar like Billy Ayers, you should assign someone who is at least familiar with the basic facts. The Weather Underground was created in 1969, not after the Townhouse explosion which took place in 1970. The Underground was created with a formal “Declaration of War” against “Amerikka.” By their own account at the time (not in retrospect of course) Ayers and his friends were intending to start a race war in America, which is why they idolized Charles Manson. Their first political act was to destroy SDS (which they called “Offing the pig”). Not surprisingly, they had virtually no support in the anti-war left. Far from being innocent of attempting to kill others (you actually let Ayers imply that he had nothing to do with his friend Kathy Boudin’s plan to kill teenagers at Fort Dix), Ayers and his wife incited people to conduct a “war” against their own country, and famously urged others to “kill your parents.” They are still being investigated for the cold case murder of a policeman in Los Angeles who was killed by a Weatherman bomb.
Ayers tries to wrap the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War around his crimes to exculpate himself and your fact challenged interviewer lets him do it. But Ayers was conducting bombing runs long after American troops were withdrawn from Vietnam , and when Jimmy Carter was president, he and his wife provided material aid to their friend Kathy Boudin to carry out a bank robbery which left nine children without fathers. Ayers has no regrets about launching a war that left his former lover and two other of his comrades and friends dead, and that ended pathetically when it became apparent even to them that their brand of violent extremism had completely marginalized them not just in the American mainstream but in the left itself. Shame on you for giving a platform to this malevolent narcissist to glorify himself once again.
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