A post by Pat
Another orchestrated news day. This time it was about vitriol and rage directed against Democrats who voted for the health care bill. The media acted as though the barbarians were at the gates although the actual incidents were few, isolated and small.
ABC did its part covering the story but went one step too far and gave the game away. The DNC is raising money from this phony alarm. You can bet it was the DNC feeding these stories to the lapdog media. Is it too low for the Democrats to go to stage some of this? Hah!
The incidents are relatively small and isolated, but they have captured the attention of Congressional leaders and law enforcement. Shattered glass in the offices of Arizona’s Gabriel Giffords, death threats directed at Bart Stupak in the mail and over the phone.
The Democratic National Committee is publicizing the incidents and using them to raise money. This fund-raising pitch from Democratic Chairman Tim Kaine, vowing, we’re ready to do what it takes to defend the heroes who made health reform possible. Just send your checks to the DNC.
The Fox Panel discussion:
There are more chilling implications to the media’s cooperation in fanning hysterical alarms. There is no reason to think isolated or trumped up incidents will not be a pretext for more than fundraising in the future. Not with this crop of Democrats.