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Wisdom from Media Matters on scoring political points from violence

Wisdom from Media Matters on scoring political points from violence

This was the tweet sent out by Media Matters when a radical environmentalist took hostages at the Discovery Channel in September 2010, and there was a concern about how violence by a “liberal” would be portrayed in the media:


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But that clearly only applies to circumstances where the criminal is a liberal or minority, so this is one of those extremely rare exceptions to that rule. Truth is whatever helps the party win the next election.

Kerrvillian | July 24, 2011 at 4:57 pm

You have forgotten the number one rule about liberals.

Double standards are the only standards they have.

donsmith7777 | July 24, 2011 at 5:35 pm

It’s exactly the same point made with Jared Lee Loughner when some tried politicize him, not liberal or conservative… just insane.

LukeHandCool | July 24, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Heads they win, tails we lose.

bleached cat | July 24, 2011 at 6:43 pm

Unfortunately, I was one of the gullible wanting to believe the pro jihad statement taking “credit” for the carnage.

Let’s face it, the tall blonde Norwegian is a (rightwing) narcissist-psycho whose sickening actions will set back any honest assessment of multiculti policy and stifle even the most reasonable debate re Islamism in the West.

Maybe the demise of civilizations is less about one side being overwhelmed by another than it is a perverse exhibition of one side suicidally, violently helping the onslaught against itself.

Well, the good thing is, they have two letters correct in MMFA..

Everyone has to shut up now and get with the program because god forbid free speech incite some lunatic to over the top?

Lunatic: It’s the leftists’ fault because of what they do.

Leftists: It’s the rightsters’ fault because of what they say.

bleached cat, you weren’t “gullible”, you were rational. What’s the old saying about “when you hear hoof beats, think horses, not zebras”? There’s a constant “hoof beat” of jihadi attacks with bombs, random shootings, knifings, arson… so another event sure does seem to fit the pattern, and it doesn’t mean you’re an idiot to recognize it.

The idiots are the ones who see a handful of incidents among thousands and discern a pattern THERE.

As for the monster in this case, well — let me know when this monster is giving commencement speeches for conservative universities, or holding an endowed chair at a university, or non-lefties do anything but wonder why he’s not getting the death penalty. He *may* share some beliefs with me, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want him put down; I’ve yet to hear of a lefty terrorist that doesn’t end up a hero.