Liberal commentators scorned Sarah Palin for featuring an image of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in crosshairs insisting that she was inciting violence on her PAC’s website. Those same critics were silent on Tuesday when The New York Times decided to take violent imagery to the next level. In a tweet, the Times posted a picture of White House advisor Stephen Miller being murdered.
Times writer Giovanni Russonello wrote a post about how late night comics like Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, and Trevor Noah took aim at Miller. The Times tweeted that article along with a picture of Miller’s bloody head on a spike.
The picture was from a Colbert video where Miller is guest starring in a number of shows including The Walking Dead, Stranger Things, and Game of Thrones. He is talking in the clip, and is clearly not dead.
Nonetheless, The Times chose to post the gruesome picture that depicts a decapitated Miller as the article’s featured image.
There were other images in Colbert’s montage that the Times could have chosen from, yet they decided to use an image that depicts violence against one of Trump’s most supportive aides.