Todd Starnes is a professional asshole. The Fox News contributor has made a career out of trolling his political and ideological adversaries online, always being the first to unleash some smarmy, news-related bon mot like, say, tweeting after the shooting down of MH17 that President Obama wouldn't care about it because it didn't involve "beer or golf." He's scared shitless of gay people and never misses an opportunity to remind us all of the myriad ways the gay conspiracy is coming for our children. He has a bug up his ass about the supposed ongoing war on Christianity, the one that, as you know, has had a dreadfully serious impact on the number of Christians in this country and their power and influence in politics. He once even demanded that South Park be the target of a federal investigation for committing blasphemy. So, yeah, he's just that fucking comically awful.
With this in mind, it won't surprise you at all to learn that Todd Starnes is very concerned about the President's reaction to the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police in Ferguson, MO. Yesterday, Obama released a statement in which he called the events in Ferguson, both the shooting and the violence that's followed, "heartbreaking." Needless to say, that's not good enough for Todd Starnes, who wants to know why the president has offered his condolences to the family of Michael Brown but not the cop who shot and killed him. True, that still unidentified police officer isn't dead, but facts like that are no match for as talented a troll as Todd Starnes.
I've got to give it up for Mediaite, though, who not only passed along documentation of Starnes's latest Twitter tantrum but also created for him his own potential contribution to the #IfTheyGunnedMeDown social media hashtag crusade.
Remember the idea behind this: two separate side-by-side pictures are submitted, one in which the person submitting the shot appears menacing and the other where he appears completely harmless.
I don't know about these two shots of Todd Starnes, though. In both of them, he looks like a child-molesting doomsday prepper who's ready to drink his own urine if it comes to that.