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.