John Cusack, star of “Say Anything” and “Hot Tub Time Machine ,” responded to a question on Twitter about the proposed, highly controversial Islamic center to be built in New York near Ground Zero.
Cusack affirmed that he was in favor of building the mosque, then followed up with this tweet;
“I AM FOR A SATANIC DEATH CULT CENTER AT FOX NEWS HQ AND OUTSIDE THE OFFICES (OF DICK) ARMEY AND NEWT GINGRICH – and all the GOP WELFARE FREAKS.”
To my eye, the only thing Cusack is guilty of here is a clumsily executed, over-the-top joke. The “Satanic Death Cult Center” is obviously a reference to building a house of worship, extremist or otherwise, on grounds where it would be unwanted.
A mosque at Ground Zero. A Satanic Death Cult Center at Fox News.
Although it should come as no big surprise, Fox is positively apoplectic over what they’re calling a death threat. They’ve even called in terrorism experts to help them debrief over the impending crisis.
This from Foxnews.com:
“Cusack has long been outspoken about politics. He supported Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election and has contributed to The Huffington Post, but this is the first known time he has stooped to the level of making threats.”
And then they consult with Dr. Carole Lieberman, a Beverly Hills-based psychiatrist and author of “Coping With Terrorism: Dreams Interrupted.”
And before we get to her words, let’s all be mindful that this a terrorism expert who hails from the brutal war zone of Beverly Hills.
“His provocative tweets could easily incite a rabid fan to commit violent acts against Fox News Headquarters and others he names,” Lieberman breathlessly warns us all, probably while getting a pedicure and talking on her iPhone. “Fans could not only be influenced because of their devotion to Cusack, the man, but also because of their love for one of the character he plays.”
Sounds about right, Dr. Lieberman. Some 45-year-old woman who dreams of Lloyd Dobler holding a boom box above his head outside her bedroom window is definitely going to go blow up Fox News.
And next we turn to Cooper Lawrence, the author of “Cult of Celebrity” who makes similarly dire predictions, “The fear is that someone who is already vulnerable,” says Lawrence, “mentally disturbed, already considering something dangerous, may be encouraged to do so if it is advocated by their favorite star.”
Like when Sarah Palin put rifle site targets on the offices of politicians in favor of health care reform?
Fox News concludes their chilling, ominous (and oh-so immeasurably fair and balanced) report with this terrifying prospect.
“Ironically, Cusack has just been signed to play Edgar Allen Poe in ‘The Raven,’ a movie about a serial killer who uses Poe’s stories as inspiration for his killing spree.”
Eeek! Now Cusack is going to slice Gingrich in half using the pit and the pendulum! Somebody stop him before it’s too late.