If you don’t follow Cornell Law Professor William A. Jacobson’s blog, “Le•gal In•sur•rec•tion“, please consider doing so today.
Jacobson has an alarmingly revealing post (complete with videos), which details the Leftist Media’s pathological insistence on framing every potential crazed killer/shooter/bomber/terrorist as “Right Wing”.
It started with Bill Sparkman, the part-time Census worker who went missing and then was found dead, setting off an avalanche of mainstream media and left-blogosphere accusations that he was the victim of anti-government “right-wing” hate. It turned out that Sparkman killed himself, but there were few if any apologies coming.
The Sparkman accusations were based on nothing more than a desire to demonize the newly formed and rapidly growing Tea Party movement as terrorists and un-American. It was as if they were hoping for an act of Tea Party violence.
Yet there was a theory behind the madness, the Eliminationist Narrative created by Dave Neiwart of Crooks and Liars about an “eliminationist” radical right seeking to dehumanize and eliminate political opposition. It was a play on the over-used narrative of Richard Hofstadter’s “paranoid style” in American politics.
The Eliminationist Narrative was aided and abetted by an abuse of the term “right-wing” to include groups who are the opposite of conservatism and the Tea Party movement.
The rest of his post covers all the particulars, so please go there and read/watch it all: this IS important.
For if we allow the media to so egregiously slander the Right yet again, and suffer no consequence for it, then we’re essentially complicit in that slander. We might as well wear a big sandwich board that says: “Go ahead, media, just lie to me all day. I’ll keep listening to ya’, …never fear!!”
Don’t be fooled. Don’t excuse them. Don’t forget.
Reblogged this on Truth, Lies and In Between and commented:
The MSM has gotten it wrong. Again. When will America wake up to the fact that the MSM is a shill for progressives? They have failed in their duty as a watch dog in America.
History proves them wrong time and time again. It’s leftist assholes that cause the problems that the MSM is in such a hurry to pin on conservatives. Absolutely disgusts me.
Here is another list of disgusting media hoping and blaming:
Daily Kos Week In Review: The Tsarnaev Brothers, Honorary Conservatives
By Tom Johnson | April 19, 2013 | 22:59
To be expected from the Kossaks, but disgusting just the same, Teach.
The Leftwing Echo Chamber in which they live is getting pretty crowded…
That’s the problem. “to be expected”. I’m tired of the LIES but I’m more tired of the complacency by those being lied about. We should not expect lies, slander, hate… by anybody.
Hardly complacent, my friend. But the Daily Kos now makes Pravda look fairly moderate.
There’ll always be the whacko places (Daily Kos; Media Matters; etc…), but the larger problem is that the supposedly “objective Main Stream Media” sounds more like the Daily Kos every passing day.
They need to be called out, boycotted, protested, and generally shunned….. which is the point of what we do.
Keep fighting, Teach, and thanks so much for being here!
“but the larger problem is that the supposedly “objective Main Stream Media” sounds more like the Daily Kos every passing day.” … exactly. And the masses (think fb or twitter or ?), whom are ignorant (due to their own laziness and failure to investigate or think critically, or their liberal ideology) believe every word from such ‘sources’.
I did not mean you, or conservative bloggers, news, etc… when I said complacent. 😉
Ahhh, I understand now. Thought you were lumping us in…
My bad. 😉
Yes, the line has been blurred between the fringe, lefty kooks and the MSM… largely due to the lack of any real difference in perspective or tone between the two.
So, we don’t let them get away with it. And after their deplorable coverage of the Boston situation as well as the gun debate, it seems that more of America is beginning to see through the lies.
We’ve got a ways still to go, though, obviously…
Had to laugh… This morning, I flipped over to MSNBC to see what they were saying about the capture of TERRORIST #2. (You just KNOW how disappointed they were that it wasn’t two “white, right wing extremists”)
What were they discussing?
Muslim extremists? No.
Home grown terrorists? No.
A 6 month “trip” back home? No.
What were they talking about? That there’s a lot of struggles that the brothers faced back home, especially “family problems”, and there’s a good chance that they were just “acting out” their familial strife…
If I didn’t expect such abject STUPIDITY from MSNBC, I might have been surprised.
Oh, they’re a joke. And if you have seen the recent TV viewership numbers, they are hurting even worse than you might have thought.
Gotta love Rush: he called it, two days ago. And the media is behaving, as if on cue.
Kinda scary, actually.
Got that right!
Yes indeed, Di! They are remarkably consistent, I’ll give them that…