Media critic, writer for Salon, Media Matters and founder of Press Run, Eric Boehlert died in a tragic bike accident earlier this week. Most of us on the web knew him through his writing and his familiar face on cable news. He always began his posts with Be healthy. Be kind. We felt like we …
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Apr 09 2022
Apr 02 2010
No. They have no shame. It is the job of those who are repulsed by the Timothy McVeighs of the world to shame them.
A few days ago Eric Boehlert of MediaMatters.org asked this question.
It’s a chilling prospect, but one that seems more and more plausible: What if Fox News actually wants mob violence?
My answer: Yes
Today, Sean Hannity called the astroturfed sheep of billionaire financed tea partiers “Tim McVeigh wannabees” as if it were a compliment, and they actually cheered him.
Watch . . .
HANNITY: When you think about the vast majorities that they have in Congress and they had to bribe, backroom deals, corruption, that’s all because the tea party movement, the people – all these Tim McVeigh wannabes here.
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
So now the right is cheering for Timothy McVeigh? Is there anything more UnAmerican than praising an enemy of the Democratically elected United States Government?
This is where the line must be drawn. If not now, when?
So here is some Fair and Balanced news for tea partiers, Conservatives, Republican politicians, Fox News and right wing pundits:
Timothy McVeigh was a psychotic killer bathed in the blood of innocent Americans. McVeigh stood for everything our founding fathers fought against, and if you can not denounce violence and eliminationist rhetoric against you fellow Americans you have no right to call yourself an American patriot.
I’m mad as hell. More below the fold