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The Year of Right-Wing Terrorists?
Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2010 | Brent Bozell

Posted on 12/22/2010 12:50:55 PM PST by Kaslin

There is some very dangerous -- as in red-hot incendiary -- hatred going on, and it's being advanced by the national news media directly.

The panel of judges for the Media Research Center's Best Notable Quotables of 2010 found that theme time and time again while selecting the year's worst reporting and punditry.

PBS talk-show host Tavis Smiley won "The Poison Tea Pot Award for Smearing the Anti-Obama Rabble." On May 25, he was interviewing author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a bold critic of radical Muslims -- at the risk of a fatwa against her own life since 2004. Ali said jihadists "got into their minds that to kill other people is a great thing to do and that they would be rewarded in the hereafter."

Smiley shot back: "But Christians do that every single day in this country."

Jaws dropped. Ali couldn't believe her ears: "Do they blow people up every day?"

Read very carefully Smiley's response: "Yes. Oh, Christians, every day, people walk into post offices, they walk into schools. That's what Columbine is -- I could do this all day long."

Smiley wasn't done. Next, he smeared the tea party movement, repeating falsehoods as fact: "Here are folk in the tea party, for example, every day who are being recently arrested for making threats against elected officials, for calling people 'nigger' as they walk into Capitol Hill, for spitting on people."

What, oh, what is the U.S. Congress doing underwriting this radical leftist dishonesty with taxpayer money?

Liberals like Smiley cravenly plead that Islam is no more violent than any other faith. Then they blame Christians for violently persecuting Muslims. When controversy erupted this fall over a mega-mosque proposal at ground zero, Christian conservatives were put in the cross hairs. The dreadful ABC host Christiane Amanpour won "The Ground Zeroes Award for Impugning Americans as Islamophobic."

In an Oct. 3 "This Week" special on Islam, Amanpour opened fire on Gary Bauer in that snooty British accent of hers: "As you know, a series of politicians have used the Islamic center, have used sort of Islamophobia and scare tactics in their campaigns. ... My question is: Do you take any -- after some of the loaded things that have been said, and we can play you any number of tapes, Mr. Bauer -- do you take any responsibility at all for, for instance, what happened in Murfreesboro (Tenn., where a mosque site was vandalized)?"

Bauer, like Ali, was stunned. "Are you serious? Absolutely not. I have never encouraged violence. I condemn violence."

But Amanpour would have none of it. "You don't think the rhetoric lays the groundwork for others?"

When conservatives warn America of the potential threat of Islamic radicalism, they're "rhetorically laying the groundwork" for violence. When Islamic radicals actually plot -- and undertake -- violence, America is to be blamed for its failure to be open-minded enough. Such is the worldview of our increasingly radicalized "news" media.

If conservatives are going to be called terrorists, the megaphone-in-chief for that clarion call must be the rabid Keith Olbermann of MSNBC. He won the "Obama's Orderlies Award for Prepping America for ObamaCare" with a Jan. 5 screed about our allegedly murderous private health care system: "What would you do, sir, if terrorists were killing 45,000 people every year in this country? Well, the current health care system, the insurance companies and those who support them are doing just that. ... Because they die individually of disease and not disaster, (radio host) Neal Boortz and those who ape him in office and out approve their deaths, all 45,000 of them -- a year -- in America. Remind me again, who are the terrorists?"

Boortz wasn't alone as some kind of talk-radio terrorist in Olbermann's cockeyed view. Olbermann also took the "Crush Rush Award for Loathing Limbaugh" for his rant on the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. He wouldn't blame the actual (executed) bomber, Timothy McVeigh. He was still painting with liberal smears from the Clinton years: "What was the more likely cause of the Oklahoma City bombing: talk radio or Bill Clinton and Janet Reno's hands-on management of Waco? ... Obviously, the answer is talk radio. Specifically Rush Limbaugh's hate radio. ... Frankly, Rush, you have that blood on your hands now, and you have had it for 15 years."

You can dismiss these as the ludicrous utterances of Smiley, Amanpour and Olbermann. But what does it say that they are headliners for PBS, ABC and NBC? It is those networks, not just their reporters, that are advancing a very dangerous form of hatred on the airwaves.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: antichristian; banglist; defundnprpbs; hatespeech; hysteria; liberalbigot; partisanwitchhunt; pravdamedia; publicbroadcasting; stalinisttactics; tavissmiley; taxdollarsatwork; youpayforthis

1 posted on 12/22/2010 12:50:57 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

These people look right into the camera and LIE!

They lie and lie and lie...lie all the time. They make up their own facts...distort, twist, and lie.


2 posted on 12/22/2010 12:55:59 PM PST by kjo
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To: kjo

They are liberals, and that is what they do. They think we are stupid


3 posted on 12/22/2010 12:58:19 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: kjo

They are liberals, and that is what they do. They think we are stupid


4 posted on 12/22/2010 12:58:37 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: kjo

They are trying to incite a backlash. Sooner or later it will happen.


5 posted on 12/22/2010 1:01:43 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Kaslin
But what does it say that they are headliners for PBS, ABC and NBC?

It says that only about 85 people heard them ...

6 posted on 12/22/2010 1:04:08 PM PST by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Kaslin

Human nature is ugly. Jesus knew that and rejected it and instructed his followers to follow a similar path. He knew that humans were not perfect and would falter but he offered them forgiveness and redemption and only asked that they continue trying to walk his path. Muhamad also recognized the ugly reality of human nature; however, he instructed his followers to embrace the ugliness, the “beast” if you will. You can not kill for Jesus. Such is not the case for Muhamad. Do Christians kill anyways? Yes, we are only human after all. Do we believe we will be rewarded for killing? No. Do we believe that we may be forgiven for killing? Yes. What does the Muslim radical believe when he blows up a group of innocent people in Allah’s name? What have his clerics taught him? That 72 virgins await him in his heavenly reward.


7 posted on 12/22/2010 1:07:38 PM PST by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: kjo
These people look right into the camera and LIE!

These people are not reporters. They are not accurately reporting what happened. They are propagandists. This is what propagandists do.

8 posted on 12/22/2010 1:10:29 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
They are trying to incite a backlash. Sooner or later it will happen.

When they continue to lie and the electoral process no longer works, and the country's overwhelming problems remain unresolved, it will get very ugly.

9 posted on 12/22/2010 1:13:29 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
They are trying to incite a backlash. Sooner or later it will happen.

When they continue to lie and the electoral process no longer works, and the country's overwhelming problems remain unresolved, it will get very ugly.

10 posted on 12/22/2010 1:13:43 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: kjo
These people look right into the camera and LIE! They lie and lie and lie...lie all the time. They make up their own facts...distort, twist, and lie.

To put it in a word, it's "Orwellian" or "Stalinist". Orwell was warning of Stalinism.

Stalinists will lie to you about anything and tell you something different tomorrow while denying what they said yesterday.

Yes, he lies like a Stalinist. They don't even have to believe the lies the tell. They just seek to witchhunt the "other" side(s).

11 posted on 12/22/2010 1:41:08 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

And taxpayers fund his salary.


12 posted on 12/22/2010 1:42:00 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: Kaslin
Wish I could find a right-wing any where..
Have looked and cannot find one.. else I would join it..

What is currently touted as right-wing are merely centrists.. on a good day..
ON a bad day they are leftist-lite.. or worse.

13 posted on 12/22/2010 1:46:53 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: hosepipe

Not a lick of difference between them. Propagandists all.

14 posted on 12/22/2010 1:50:48 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: Kaslin
No, they are acting in service of monsters - killers without conscience. We had better face up to whom we're dealing with.
15 posted on 12/22/2010 3:07:05 PM PST by Noumenon ("We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged.")
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To: Kaslin

Why is the hateful person allowed to spew anti-Christian venom on the taxpayer’s dollar with no legitimate consequence?


16 posted on 12/22/2010 3:12:08 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Kaslin
Amanpour won "The Ground Zeroes Award for Impugning Americans as Islamophobic."

So how is that "impugning" Americans. Islamophobia is a rational response in the world today except that it is not really "phobia" because phobia connotes irrational fear. People who are not at least nervous about Moslems are the ones exhibiting irrationality.

17 posted on 12/22/2010 3:12:18 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: Kaslin

I can hardly wait for the 400 lb. SIEU and ATF fascists to “come and get us.”

They do okay kidnapping a 60 lb. boy and returning him to Castro. They’ll find out that taking on a man will cause different results. Hey, fat boys in the federal fascist bureaucracy, don’t forget your defibrillators and body bags. You’ll need one or the other to return back to Fort DC.


18 posted on 12/22/2010 6:29:11 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Kaslin

The correct term is “magical thinking.” They HAVE to believe this, that there are evil Christians behind every rock waiting to kill and rape and plunder.

Leftists can’t believe what they believe without this particular brand of magical thinking.


19 posted on 12/22/2010 6:58:31 PM PST by denydenydeny (Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak-Adams)
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To: Kaslin

Those who listen to the mainstream media are primarily concerned with what the right wing is doing to defenseless halibut, what they are doing to defenseless caribou, whether right wingers are tweeting false rumors about Obama’s death panels killing people, whether they are undermining the objectivity of voting in a dance contest that is primarily based on popularity, and whether right wingers are Facebooking about Obama’s stimulus being a massive waste of our tax dollars - whatever Sarah and her family are doing is the main “terrorist” threat in the eyes of MSNBC. As for the alleged/misinterpreted/justified attempted actions of a few thousand isolated individuals, who may belong to an unnamed faith presumed to be Amish, we are too tolerant to worry about that, aren’t we?


20 posted on 12/22/2010 6:59:26 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Kaslin
Added to the banglist for a very good reason:

With the Leftist Media smearing Christian and Conservatives as ‘Terrorists’ it’s only a hop skip and jump for the government to stop us from buying guns.

Keep this sort of thing in mind when the Leftists start spouting off about people on ‘watch-lists’ not being allowed to purchase firearms.

21 posted on 12/23/2010 6:50:02 AM PST by Voice of Reason88 (One man with a gun can control 100 without one-Vladimir Lenin (The Statist view on guns))
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To: Kaslin

It is apparent that ABC has gone completely left wing extreme, right along with PBS and MSNBC. I occasionally catch a few seconds of MSNBC when channel surfing, always amusing. I flat out refuse to watch any news on PBS or ABC. I rely on Fox and CNN for news. Yeah I know but CNN is OK for breaking CNN and occasionally attempts to hide thier lefty basis.


22 posted on 12/23/2010 7:30:30 AM PST by jpsb
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To: Kaslin

>”Here are folk in the tea party, for example, every day who are being recently arrested for making threats against elected officials, for calling people ‘nigger’ as they walk into Capitol Hill, for spitting on people.”

Let’s just assume, for a minute, that this *is* true. “Nigger” is defined as someone who is uneducated/willfully-ignorant and lazy; how does this definition NOT apply to elected officials who say “we have to pass it to fin out what’s in it.”

As for spitting; it would be a much better society if our revilement was so open and honestly expressed.
There is NO REASON that the current congress [with a few exceptions like Jim DeMint* and Ron Paul**] should NOT be on the receiving end of such behavior.

* His opposition of ObamaCare was commendable.
** Say what you will about him “being a nut,” it seems more and more that he IS right about the Federal Reserve.


23 posted on 12/23/2010 9:14:56 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: kjo

Completely true. They lie like a rug. Its saddening and sickening that people could be as morally bankrupt as these liberal asshats.


24 posted on 12/23/2010 9:42:43 AM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat. (AKA The Pope's Hat))
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To: Celtic Cross

I believe the islamists need to be deported immediately, those who refuse to leave be interred in prison camps, and from there to exile abroad. I am 55 years old. Islamists blew up the Marines in the Beirut embassy when I was in high school. This war has been going for my whole adult life: we need to escalate and win and put an end to it. The islamists need to be thrown out of the country.


25 posted on 12/24/2010 3:48:23 AM PST by FlyingEagle
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