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MALKIN: How the left is faking an epidemic of hate crime
Gazette ^ | 03/27/10 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 03/28/2010 10:10:30 AM PDT by freespirited

If you can’t 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, I’ve 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 there’s 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 Carnahan’s home was used in a prayer vigil by pro-life activists in St. Louis protesting the phony Demcare abortion-funding ban in Obama’s 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 Perriello’s 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 Obama’s name was mentioned. In fact, the Secret Service (which was at the event in full force) couldn’t 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 Palin’s had shouted that Obama was “a nigger” during a campaign rally in Iowa. Video and firsthand accounts showed that the protester did not shout “he’s a nigger,” but “he’s 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 you’re sorry for smearing conservative dissent.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: affirmativefiction; liberallies; michellemalkin; smears; teaparty; violence
It never ends.
1 posted on 03/28/2010 10:10:31 AM PDT by freespirited
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To: freespirited
How the left is faking an epidemic of hate crime

The left creates "hate crimes" in the first place then uses this as a conduit to politicize.

It's like saying something absurd like "guns kill".

In a free nation anyone can love, hate, like, disdain, or whatever.

A crime is a crime.

Hate is an emotion and doesn't hurt anyone.

2 posted on 03/28/2010 10:17:55 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: freespirited

I saw this coming when I read two stories about the Michigan Militia in the Ann Arbor news the other day. The stories didn’t appear to have any relevance to anything other than an editor’s need to remind the reader that they were out there.

Sure enough there’s a massive raid going on in several states today.


3 posted on 03/28/2010 10:19:13 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: freespirited

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.


4 posted on 03/28/2010 10:24:28 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: freespirited

We need to disseminate this info.

We may not change the minds of true believers, but people who don’t know need to know...and that’s the people we can reach one at a time, if necessary.


5 posted on 03/28/2010 10:26:05 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Without the Constitution, there is no America!)
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To: freespirited
Remember!



Just a small sample of the LEFT HATE, smears and threats against Republicans that NEVER MADE THE EVENING NEWS (and never will)...


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6 posted on 03/28/2010 10:27:32 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: freespirited

This is a defense mechanism that communism needs to survive. It needs to manufacture an “evil enemy” for itself to survive. Communist need someone to point at and scream, “Look! Over there! Bad guys!!” Without an enemy to distract the “unwashed masses”, the evil communist always find themselves in the spotlight. They do not ever want that. President Reagan’s ability to shine the spotlight back onto the Soviet Union is what caused that mess to collapse. IMHO. Gorby had nothing to do with it.


7 posted on 03/28/2010 10:28:41 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We've got an expanding, fat porker government demanding that WE get skinny! I don't get it!)
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To: freespirited

Gee, why no false reporting charges filed?


8 posted on 03/28/2010 10:28:45 AM PDT by Lockbox
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yup. Same old “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it” rules-for-radicals MO.


9 posted on 03/28/2010 10:36:12 AM PDT by freespirited (I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise. --Robert Frost)
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To: freespirited

Absolutely right, Michelle. No sooner had the health care enslavement act passed, then the DNC and State Run Media talking points went out on hate crimes. You don’t have to be a political rocket scientist to see what’s going on here.


10 posted on 03/28/2010 10:37:52 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: freespirited
flash mobs in Philly... Were they symbolic?

Can't help but wonder if these were staged in the Cradle of Liberty... since the dates of these incidences were so close to Congress passing ObambiCare...

11 posted on 03/28/2010 10:41:20 AM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: grumpygresh

I see it the same way. I would not be surprised to see manufactured and orchestrated violence against one of their own, done by them, but blamed on “evil right-wing anti-choice, racist, bigot, homophobes” and probably soon. Likely during this Easter/Passover congressional recess. It will serve to justify their need to “control the incivility” of dissent. I have a very strong suspicion of who will be their choice as the “victim”.


12 posted on 03/28/2010 10:42:49 AM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Alas Babylon!
Somebody should post all the terrifying videos of conservatives rioting, burning and looting buildings during protests and/or disasters, throwing body waste at cops, spiking trees to injure loggers, breaking into and burning labs to "free" the lab animals and torching US flags.

Oh...wait...there aren't any.

Never mind.

Here's a photo of a famous Republican who marched with Martin Luther King [another famous Republican] for civil rights, instead.

[Pelosi and co. should be ashamed to compare themselves to those decent, Godly people]

13 posted on 03/28/2010 10:44:12 AM PDT by Salamander (....and I'm sure I need some rest but sleepin' don't come very easy in a straight white vest.......)
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To: freespirited

There are a few things that just keep creeping into my mind about this ‘the right is attacking the left’ media scenario.

It seems ‘pre-emptive’, and very well organized, more like a ‘campaign’, not a reaction to actual or ‘perceived’ threats. Bill Clinton’s crew were masters at this; put the story out there, make it your own, before the real story is told. It’s as if they expect trouble. And knowing their own kind, I think they do expect trouble from their own side and are busy blaming us so they can excuse them when it happens.

Then there is that ‘never waste a crisis’ thing that Obama’s people practice so well. Say one congressman actually got a slur. Why not capitalize on it?

The hispanic caucus got Obama this healthcare bill. He promised amnesty for it. They know trouble is coming and what trouble the illegal alien promoters are. They constantly brag that they’ll get what they want if it takes violence, and they’ve proven that leaning for years.

I keep thinking about what John McCain said about France’s immigration/violence problem.

* Recently this headline, “Obama Warns Of ‘Quiet Riot’ Among Blacks”, (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1845275/posts)got some conservatives upset. Is that really so much worse than McCain telling us there will be civil unrest among Illegal aliens if his ‘comprehensive’ reform wasn’t passed?

John McCain: no amnesty for illegal aliens could lead to France-style riots

...The man wasn’t satisfied with McCain’s answer. He asked McCain why the U.S. couldn’t execute large-scale deportations, as he had heard they did in France and other countries. The question seemed to pique McCain.

“In case you hadn’t noticed, the thousands of people who have been relegated to ghettos have risen up and burned cars in France,” McCain said. “They’ve got huge problems in France. They have tremendous problems. The police can’t even go into certain areas in the suburbs of Paris. I don’t want that in the suburbs of America.”
http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/search?q=John+McCain+France


14 posted on 03/28/2010 10:53:17 AM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: freespirited

Another lefty favorite: when in doubt, fake an epidemic of racism.

Tea Party Rage Is Not About Health Care. Frank Rich
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/28/opinion/28rich.html?hp

Yep, not a shred of bad policy in the health care bill. The opponents are simply racists, but won’t admit it! Only in the left-wing echo chamber could such claims be stated with a straight face.


15 posted on 03/28/2010 10:54:42 AM PDT by DrC
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To: freespirited
"The criminalization of political dissent."

That pretty much sums up what a Marxist government does.

16 posted on 03/28/2010 10:55:06 AM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: Alas Babylon!

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17 posted on 03/28/2010 10:56:37 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (No prisoners, no mercy. 2010 is here...)
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To: freespirited
Obama,That's Racist!,thats racist
18 posted on 03/28/2010 10:57:03 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: freespirited

That’s the one. They’ve got to Alinsky the good guys to keep the focus off of what THEY are doing. It’s just a commie thing.


19 posted on 03/28/2010 11:01:20 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We've got an expanding, fat porker government demanding that WE get skinny! I don't get it!)
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To: AuntB

Michelle M.’s a national treasure!

BTW, I think Heston was a democrat before he became a republican.


20 posted on 03/28/2010 11:02:32 AM PDT by Radagast the Fool ("Mexico-Beirut with tacos!"--Dr. Zoidberg)
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To: freespirited

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.


21 posted on 03/28/2010 11:11:53 AM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: freespirited
My hope is that the commieRATS don't get niggardly with their reports of made up hate crimes. That would take all the fun out of this Lynching of the right by the MSM. After all, there's nothing like seeing all the follow up Police Investigations going down a Black Hole, never to be seen again.


22 posted on 03/28/2010 11:12:42 AM PDT by Condor51 (SAT CONG!)
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To: freespirited

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-kBY5x2YbM


23 posted on 03/28/2010 11:17:39 AM PDT by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... WWW.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: Alas Babylon!; All
Some of the meanest, most violent signs, etc. happened during the amnesty marches a few years ago. What is so interesting is that President Bush was trying to give illegal aliens everything they wanted, and they STILL hated him. At everyone of the anti-illegal protests by US citizens, one or more of them are attacked by the illegal alien supporters

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24 posted on 03/28/2010 11:18:09 AM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: freespirited
The left may be starting its "Reichstag" ploy. In the alternative, and closely related, they may be attempting to bait our more excitable brethren.
25 posted on 03/28/2010 11:24:07 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: freespirited
It never ends.

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.


26 posted on 03/28/2010 11:25:32 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin "the Thrilla from Wasilla")
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To: grumpygresh

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’


27 posted on 03/28/2010 12:33:45 PM PDT by bravotu (Have a Nice Day !)
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To: freespirited

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.


28 posted on 03/28/2010 12:37:26 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: freespirited

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.


29 posted on 03/28/2010 1:06:29 PM PDT by DemforBush (Somebody wake me when sanity has returned to the nation.)
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To: freespirited
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.”

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

30 posted on 03/28/2010 5:18:55 PM PDT by tophat9000 (It ain't about Black... It ain't about White...It's about a Red...Trying to take our rights!)
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To: freespirited
After years of covering racial hoaxes on college campuses and victim sob stories in the public arena, I’ve encountered countless opportunists who live by that demented mindset. At best, the fakers are desperately seeking 15 minutes of infamy.

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.

31 posted on 03/28/2010 5:23:29 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=dam&lang=eng)
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To: freespirited

The libs/Dems accusing conservatives of being racist haters is like a man soaked in raw sewage accusing other people of smelling bad.


32 posted on 03/28/2010 6:40:50 PM PDT by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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To: freespirited

bttt


33 posted on 03/29/2010 9:28:02 AM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=dam&lang=eng)
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