In typical Alinskyite fasion, they’re setting up the narrative:Â Christian, ConservativeÂ or Tea Partier =Â Evil, Violent, Domestic Terrorist.Â Â If and when the socialist thugs finally attack and conservatives are forced to defend themselves, the Leftist propaganda machine will be waiting.
There is some very dangerous â€“ as in red-hot incendiary â€“ hatred going on, and itâ€™s being advanced by the national news media directly.
The panel of judges for the Media Research Centerâ€™s Best Notable Quotables of 2010 found that theme time and time again while selecting the yearâ€™s worst reporting and punditry.
PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley won â€œThe Poison Tea Pot Award for Smearing the Anti-Obama Rabble.â€ On May 25, he was interviewing author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a bold critic of radical Muslims â€“ at the risk of a fatwa against her own life since 2004. Ali said jihadists â€œgot into their minds that to kill other people is a great thing to do and that they would be rewarded in the hereafter.â€
Smiley shot back: â€œBut Christians do that every single day in this country.â€
Jaws dropped. Ali couldnâ€™t believe her ears: â€œDo they blow people up every day?â€
Read very carefully Smileyâ€™s response: â€œYes. Oh, Christians, every day, people walk into post offices, they walk into schools, thatâ€™s what Columbine is â€” I could do this all day long.â€
Smiley wasnâ€™t done. Next he smeared the Tea Party movement, repeating falsehoods as fact: â€œHere are folk in the Tea Party, for example, every day who are being recently arrested for making threats against elected officials, for calling people â€˜niggerâ€™ as they walk into Capitol Hill, for spitting on people.â€
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 â€œThe Ground Zeroes Award for Impugning Americans as Islamophobic.â€
In an October 3 â€œThis Weekâ€ special on Islam, Amanpour opened fire on Gary Bauer in that snooty British accent of hers: â€œAs 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 anyâ€”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 [Tennessee, where a mosque site was vandalized]?â€
Bauer, like Ali, was stunned. â€œAre you serious? Absolutely not. I have never encouraged violence. I condemn violence.â€ But Amanpour would have none of it. â€œYou donâ€™t think the rhetoric lays the groundwork for others?â€
When conservatives warn America of the potential threat of Islamic radicalism, theyâ€™re â€œrhetorically laying the groundworkâ€ for violence. When Islamic radicals actually plot â€“ and undertake â€“ violence, America is to be blamed for its failure to be open-minded enough. Such is the worldview of our increasingly radicalized â€œnewsâ€ 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 â€œObamaâ€™s Orderlies Award for Prepping America for ObamaCareâ€ with a January 5 screed about our allegedly murderous private health-care system:
â€œWhat 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?â€
Boortz wasnâ€™t alone as some kind of talk-radio terrorist in Olbermannâ€™s cockeyed view. Olbermann also took the â€œCrush Rush Award for Loathing Limbaughâ€ for his rant on the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. He wouldnâ€™t blame the actual (executed) bomber, Timothy McVeigh. He was still painting with liberal smears from the Clinton years: â€œWhat was the more likely cause of the Oklahoma City bombing: talk radio or Bill Clinton and Janet Renoâ€™s hands-on management of Waco?…Obviously, the answer is talk radio. Specifically Rush Limbaughâ€™s hate radio….Frankly, Rush, you have that blood on your hands now and you have had it for 15 years.â€
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.