Of all the people to blame for the Trayvon Martin shooting, Dirty Harry? On Sunday, Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday had an article splashed across the front of the Outlook section. Next to a Dirty Harry photo were the words “America loves a vigilante. Until we meet one.” George Zimmerman has “undercut the mythology of the lone avenger.”
Hornaday began her dismissal of America like this: “Of the countless stories we tell ourselves, the American myth of the solitary enforcer of justice may be the most tenacious, beloved and — as the story of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin has so grievously demonstrated — distorting.”
Bizarrely, Hornaday conflated action heroes from Dirty Harry to Spiderman to Batman (and comedic characters like Ben Stiller in the forthcoming comedy “Neighborhood Watch”) to the KKK.
I had no intention of posting anymore tired-ass Trayvon Martin stories but this one is just too moronic to ignore.
Dirty Harry? Really?
First off, Dirty Harry was not a vigilante. Dirty Harry was a homicide detective with (I think) the San Francisco Police Department. Idiots.
Also, how do you throw in Spiderman and Batman? Neither of them use a gun when they fight crime and 99.999% of the people they fight are super-villians…not your everyday scumbag. And comparing them to the KKK? I must have missed the issue where Spiderman and Batman went around lynching people or running for office as a Democrat.
You progressive liberal ‘journalists’ are a joke.