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Monday, June 01, 2009

Nobody could have anticipated

that a mainstream-media hate campaign would lead to an act of terrorism.

Update:  Oh, and Ms. Neumann?

The right-wing blogosphere is defending O’Reilly by blaming ... the Obama administration.

John Aravosis, who blogs for AmericaBlog.com, wrote that this was all the president’s fault, because the administration withdrew a report warning about abortion protest violence.

Two things.  One, Aravosis isn’t actually part of the right-wing blogosphere, so, um, no.  And two, might it not be a good time to go back and actually look at that report?  As I recall, it sent legions of wingnuts into splittle-flecked frenzy by suggesting that “the current economic and political climate has some similiarities to the 1990s when rightwing extremism experienced a resurgence.” Maybe Aravosis has a point there somewhere, and maybe it might be worth the time to revisit the people who said the DHS report was a travesty.  Like this here bloviator:

Little more than a nine-page screed against phantoms, the report purports to address potential threats from religious and racial hate groups as well as “those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely.” The report also singles out for special consideration anti-abortion activists, gun owners, immigration opponents and, with allusion to Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, returning veterans.

Yes, I know that last part is high treason.  But the report turned out to be kinda prescient about the first part, no?

Update update:  Randall Terry, just before inviting everyone out for some hot wings and a beer:

The point that must be emphasized over, and over, and over again: pro-life leaders and the pro-life movement are not responsible for George Tiller’s death. George Tiller was a mass-murderer and, horrifically, he reaped what he sowed.

Um, quite apart from the “we are totally not to blame for the fact that Tiller had it coming” locution here, can I ask about the phrase “George Tiller’s death”?  What did he “die” of?  Leukemia?  Heart failure?  Ripe old age?

Or maybe it was murder!  No, wait, the murderer was Tiller himself.  Got it.  Now for some crispy hot wings!

Posted by Michael on 06/01 at 11:29 AM
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