You'd think it might be a movement:
For the last two years we have seen a rise in acts, and threats, of anti-government violence. At the same time, we’ve seen an eruption in dangerous, often violent, anti-government rhetoric embraced and mainstreamed by the right-wing media in America.But it ain't "Alice's Restaurant" they're singing! Anti-massacree? Are you kidding me?!
At a time when Republicans are desperately encouraging the media to pretend that the left and the right are equally culpable in fomenting violence, it’s important to look at the facts. And the facts are clear: The violence has come entirely from the right.There's a reason why the media screamers on the ignoramus right are straining so hard to pretty up their ugly record on threats and incitement:
Much of the culture and thinking of the American right - the mainstream as well as the fringe - has descended into paranoid suppositions about the government, the Democrats and the president. This is not to say that the left wing doesn't have a paranoid fringe, too. But by every available measure, it's the right where conspiracy theories have exploded.They know they're guilty in general even if the Giffords case is more ambiguous. But they're seeking the cover of false equivalence and busily trying to make themselves out to be the victims.