Skip to comments.MALKIN: How the left is faking an epidemic of hate crime
Posted on 03/28/2010 10:10:30 AM PDT by freespirited
If you cant stand the heat, manufacture a hate-crime epidemic.
After years of covering racial hoaxes on college campuses and victim sob stories in the public arena, Ive encountered countless opportunists who live by that demented mindset. At best, the fakers are desperately seeking 15 minutes of infamy. At worst, their aim is the criminalization of political dissent.
Upon decimating the deliberative process to hand President Obama a health care reform victory, unpopular Beltway Democrats and their media water-carriers now claim theres a Tea Party epidemic of racism, harassment and violence against them.
On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a tepid, obligatory statement against smearing all conservatives as national security threats. But her lieutenants had already emptied their tar buckets. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman Chris Van Hollen accused Republican leaders of stoking the flames. Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn accused the GOP of aiding and abetting what he called terrorism.
Yet, the claims that Tea Party activists shouted a racial slur at black House Democrats remain uncorroborated. The coffin reportedly left outside Missouri Democratic Rep. Russ Carnahans home was used in a prayer vigil by pro-life activists in St. Louis protesting the phony Demcare abortion-funding ban in Obamas deal-cutting executive order. Videotape of a supposed intentional spitting incident targeting Missouri Democratic Rep. Emanuel Cleaver at the Capitol shows no such thing. Cleaver himself backed off the claim a few days later. He described his heckler to The Washington Post in more passive terms as the man who allowed his saliva to hit my face. Slovenliness equals terrorism!
The FBI is now investigating the most serious allegation that Tea Party activists in Virginia are somehow responsible for a cut gas line at the home of Democratic Rep. Tom Perriellos brother. But instead of waiting for the outcome of that probe, liberal pundits have enshrined the claim as conclusive evidence of the Tea Party reign of terror.
Need more reasons to treat the latest Democratic hysteria with a grain of salt the size of their gargantuan health care bill? Remember:
In November 2009, Kentucky census worker Bill Sparkman was found dead in a secluded rural cemetery with the word Fed scrawled on his chest and a rope around his neck. The Atlantic Monthly, Huffington Post and liberal media hosts stampeded over themselves to blame Fox News, conservative blogs, Republicans and right-wing radio. Federal, state and local authorities discovered that Sparkman had killed himself and deliberately concocted a hate-crime hoax as part of an insurance scam to benefit his surviving son.
In mid-October 2008, news outlets from Scranton, Pa., to ABC News to the Associated Press and MSNBC reported that someone at a Sarah Palin rally shouted kill him when Obamas name was mentioned. In fact, the Secret Service (which was at the event in full force) couldnt find a single person to corroborate the story other than the local reporter for the Scranton Times-Tribune who made an international incident out of the claim. Agent Bill Slavoski said he was in the audience, along with an undisclosed number of additional secret service agents and other law enforcement officers, and not one heard the comment, the paper reported in a red-faced follow-up.
In late October 2008, a gaggle of liberal blogs spread the rumor that a Republican supporter of vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palins had shouted that Obama was a nigger during a campaign rally in Iowa. Video and firsthand accounts showed that the protester did not shout hes a nigger, but hes a redistributor. A lefty activist at the progressive Daily Kos blog confirmed the truth but to this day, the crisis-manufacturing smear stands uncorrected and unretracted across the Internet.
In September 2009, supporters of Colorado Democratic Rep. John Salazar falsely accused a town hall protester of hurling a death threat at the congressman. Liberal blogs again disseminated the angry Tea Party mob narrative. A week later, the local press quietly reported that Grand Junction police had investigated the incident and determined the claim was unfounded. A police spokeswoman revealed that people who witnessed the interaction between the man who made the complaint and the suspect confirmed they never heard any direct threats made regarding Congressman Salazar. Witnesses included a Grand Junction cop in close proximity when the interaction took place.
In late August 2009, as lawmakers faced citizen revolts at health care town halls nationwide, the Colorado Democratic Party decried a vandalism attack at its Denver headquarters.
A hammer-wielding thug smashed 11 windows and caused $11,000 in property damage. The perpetrator, Maurice Schwenkler, turned out to be a far-left nutball/transgender activist/single-payer anarchist who had worked for an SEIU-tied 527 group and canvassed for a Democratic candidate. Nevertheless, Colorado Democratic Party Chair Pat Waak continued to blame people opposed to health care for the attack.
Then, as now, being a Democratic Party official means never having to say youre sorry for smearing conservative dissent.
Someone fires a shot at Republican Rep. Eric Cantor’s office, liberals throw eggs at a Nevada Tea Party bus, Mike Malloy calls down death by suicide on Rush, Glenn and others.
Conservatives yell and get angry.
Violence belongs to the left; it has always been a necessary tool of the left, from the phony Reichstag fire, to the nooses and swastikas planted by black leftists, to the calls for Tom Delay to please commit suicide, and to Pelosi’s “tearful” evocation of the deaths of Moscone and Milk. They are obsessed with referring to death and violence when things get political.
When these kind of smears are made against conservatives and/or Tea Partiers, Sarah responds with one word. "Bunk". But morons like Romney, McCain, Huckabee etc. get all defensive and merely condemn such actions as "isolated" incidents.
These are not "isolated incidents". They are planned and executed by Leftists to embarress conservatives.
You can't play defense and expect to win. That is why conservative women like Coulter, Malikin and Palin are so feared by the left. They play hardball and are always on offense.
We are seeing Reichstag and Kristalnacht lite from these evil fascist despots and their psuedo-media activists.
This is their evil equation.
USA conservatives 2010 = German Jews 1930s
We must pray that they do not act fully on their evil intentions.
But They Will
They MUST ,
It Is Their Destiny,
They are The ‘Chosen Ones’
Hmmm! Hate crimes! Yesterday morning we drove past an LDS church members of my family go to and saw some very ugly graffiti spray painting on the walls and windows. A lot of the f word, Nazi, etc. It was cleaned up and repainted within two hours. Guess that won’t make it to the left’s “hate crime” statistics.
I may have this wrong, but didn’t the rash of church burnings that got so much attention during the Clinton years turn out to be widely misrepresented?
Don’t get me wrong, even one church burnt is FAR too many. But as I remember it, Clinton was making the case that there was a rising tide of racial violence in the form of churches in the black community being burned. IIRC, it turned out that:
A) the overall number of church fire incidents was actually lower than it had been in years past;
B) most of the churches that did get burned that year were not considered traditionally black in terms of their congregations;
C) Several of the fires in one state turned out to have been perpetrated by a black teenager.
Then I will cut Cleaver some slack because he being honorable in clarifying the truth and not upholding the party line lie, which he could...and no I would not want someone saliva flying on me
There's a double standard here - the press doesn't "fall" for conservative hoaxes - but they are ready and willing to believe ANYTHING by fellow liberals. I'm sure all of us could make a list of the MSM being pranked by liberals... to our detriment - but never by us.
The libs/Dems accusing conservatives of being racist haters is like a man soaked in raw sewage accusing other people of smelling bad.