You may recall that this is the same attitude I had toward Michael Enright, the drunken art-school student who stabbed a cabbie in midtown Manhattan after asking if he was a Muslim. Except in that case, a mere week ago, we were told Enright was driven to it by “the climate of anti-Muslim bigotry in America.” And then the news got out that Enright volunteered for an organization that supported the Ground Zero Mosque, and everybody cleared their throats and shuffled their feet and tried to forget about the whole thing.

Do those same people believe that the climate of global warming alarmism in America drove James Jay Lee to commit such a terrible act? I’m not saying they should be yelling about that. I’m saying that if they don’t, if they only apply that standard when it suits them, they’re either unthinking demagogues or unprincipled hacks.