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Media assumptions that violence is right-wing are routine and routinely wrong. [media bias]
New York Post ^ | July 23, 2012 | Gabriel Malor

Posted on 07/24/2012 5:06:39 PM PDT by grundle

Hanged census-taker Bill Sparkman in rural Kentucky fueled media speculation that he’d been killed by anti-government Tea Partiers. In fact, he’d killed himselfe.

Joe Stack flew his small plane into an IRS building in Austin, Texas. The media immediately suggested that the anti-tax rhetoric of the Tea Party led to the attack. In fact, Stack’s suicide note quoted the Communist Manifesto.

A professor at the University of Alabama, Amy Bishop, shot and killed three colleagues at a faculty meeting. The Tea Party came under immediate suspicion. But Bishop was a lifelong Democrat and Obama donor.

John Patrick Bedell shot two Pentagon security officers. The media went wild with speculation that a right-wing extremist had reached the end of his rope. Bedell turned out to be a registered Democrat and 9/11 Truther.

New York authorities disarmed a car bomb in Times Square. The media trumpeted the idea that crazed conservatives had turned to violence. In fact, the perp was Faisal Shahzad, an Islamic extremist.

Michael Enright stabbed a Muslim cab driver in the neck. It was immediately dubbed an “anti-Muslim stabbing,” with “rising Islamophobia” on the political right to blame. In fact, Enright, a left-leaning art student, had worked with a firm that produced a pro-mosque statement.

James Lee, 43, took hostages at the Discovery Channel’s headquarters. The media speculation was unstoppable: Lee was surely a “climate-change denier” who’d resorted to violence. Oops: He was an environmentalist who viewed humans as parasites on the Earth.

Jared Lee Loughner went on a rampage in Tucson, Ariz. The media knew just who to blame: the Tea Party and its extremist rhetoric. In fact, Loughner was mostly apolitical.

Media figures sincerely believe the right wing is violent, so naturally assume that violent people must be right-wing.

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KEYWORDS: abcnews; brianross; jamesholmes; leftistviolence; leftwingviolence; mediabias; violence

1 posted on 07/24/2012 5:06:51 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle
I believe it's called 'projection'.

/johnny

2 posted on 07/24/2012 5:12:47 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Just as Obama’s “You didn’t build that” statement was Obama
projecting his affirmative action roots on to hard working business owners.


3 posted on 07/24/2012 5:28:12 PM PDT by anonsquared
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To: JRandomFreeper
What I find so amusing about the Left's attempt to tar those of us on the Right with the violence meme is that, not only is it a case of projection, it is because they haven't a clue as to what they're going to get. Once we get started, then they'll learn the meaning of 'violence'.
4 posted on 07/24/2012 5:35:37 PM PDT by Noumenon (I will not pay the Obama jizya.)
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To: grundle
It is nothing new. . .

My gosh it's been this way for as long as I can remember. NY Times James "Scotty" Reston, et al denounced the conservatives' "climate of hate" and the violence that led to the assassination of JFK.

Even Republicans joined the fun.. Pennsylvania governor William Scranton (or was it Michigan gov George Romney?) denounced Goldwater conservatives as "purveyors of hate."

People older than me must remember how it was in the 1930's -- and people older than that remember the 1920s and on and on . . . .

So now we are FINALLY going to confront the lying little pests and get it over with?

5 posted on 07/24/2012 5:38:13 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: grundle

Don’t forget the Beltway Sniper.


6 posted on 07/24/2012 5:38:21 PM PDT by 1raider1
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To: grundle

Which group has been demonstrably more violent? Right-wing Tea Partiers, or left-wing Occuppiers?

Yeah. It’s a no brainer. The left is a culture of violence and death. Liars, haters of God, reprobate, deviants, implacable, unmerciful, ...


7 posted on 07/24/2012 4:19:04 PM PDT by nonsporting
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To: Teotwawki

Ping


8 posted on 07/24/2012 8:10:24 PM PDT by Teotwawki (For a person to get a thing without paying for it, another must pay for it without getting it.)
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To: grundle

The author is naive if he thinks these libels are a “mistake”.


9 posted on 07/24/2012 8:14:28 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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