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Dana Loesch on corpse urination: Is that a viewpoint?

Commentator Dana Loesch pronounces on the video that appears to show U.S. Marines urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters.

Says Loesch: “Can someone explain to me if there’s supposed to be a scandal that someone pees on the corpse of a Taliban fighter — someone who, as part of an organization, murdered over 3,000 Americans. I’d drop trou and do it too. That’s me, though. I want a million cool points for these guys.”

In addition to editing Big Journalism, Loesch is a political contributor to CNN. I reached out to the network in search of their thoughts on the matter and haven’t yet connected with them, though Mediaite fetched this statement:

CNN contributors are commentators who express a wide range of viewpoints — on and off of CNN — that often provoke strong agreement or disagreement. Their viewpoints are their own.

That’s a well phrased corporate statement for you. But saying that you’d willingly pull down your pants and desecrate a corpse: Is that really a viewpoint?

Loesch, in this post on Big Journalism, says in her defense, “There is a difference in advocating for the Marines to break the law, which I didn’t do, and defending them from overly-dramatic hysteria.” What was that bit about dropping trou, Dana?

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.


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