HuffPo’s Lee Stranahan Fed Up With Media Ignoring Wisconsin Death Threats

by Dave Blount | March 18, 2011 3:30 pm

Even a writer for Huffington Post has started to wake up and smell the rancid roadkill that is the liberal establishment media. Its astonishingly hypocritical and irresponsible refusal to report death threats by pro-union leftists in Wisconsin may have been the outrage that shook the scales from Lee Stranahan[1]‘s eyes:

Try to set aside whatever biases or preconceptions you might have for a moment and ask yourself why death threats against politicians aren’t considered national news, especially in the wake of the all too fresh shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and other bystanders. And there hasn’t just been one death threat, but a number of them.

Here’s an example and it’s real. According to Wisconsin State Department of Justice[2], authorities have found a suspect who admitted to sending the following email:

“I want to make this perfectly clear. Because of your actions today and in the past couple of weeks I and the group of people that are working with me have decided that we’ve had enough. We feel that you and your republican dictators have to die. This is how it’s going to happen: I as well as many others know where you and your family live, it’s a matter of public records. We have all planned to assult you by arriving at your house and putting a nice little bullet in your head. However, this isn’t enough. We also have decided that this may not be enough to send the message. So we have built several bombs that we have placed in various locations around the areas in which we know that you frequent. This includes, your house, your car, the state capitol, and well I won’t tell you all of them because that’s just no fun. Since we know that you are not smart enough to figure out why this is happening to you we have decided to make it perfectly clear to you. If you and your goonies feel that it’s necessary to strip the rights of 300,000 people and ruin their lives, making them unable to feed, clothe, and provide the necessities to their families and themselves then We will “get rid of” (in which I mean kill) the 8 of you. Please understand that this does not include the heroic Senator that risked everything to go aganist what you and your goonies wanted him to do. The 8 includes the 7 senators and the dictator. We feel that it’s worth our lives becasue we would be saving the lives of 300,000 people. Please make your peace with God as soon as possible and say goodbye to your loved ones we will not wait any longer. Goodbye [PROFANITY DELETED]!!!!”

After the Giffords shooting, authorities have to take this sort of threat seriously. The media should too, even if the disturbed person who sent that email was motivated by exactly the kind of rhetoric that’s been used by many liberals against GOP officials over and over again during the Madison protests. And there are more threats floating around the internet, in varying degrees of scary and credible[3].

If you read liberal blogs, you might have heard of some of these threats. Indirectly, anyway. Sarah Palin said the rhetoric should be toned down[4]. The threats themselves were ignored and Palin was mocked.

On the other hand, if you read conservative blogs or listen to conservative media, you know all about these threats because people like Bill O’Reilly and Rush Limbaugh and websites like Newsbusters[5] and BigJournalism have not only been talking about the death threats for days now but they’ve been talking about the mainstream and liberal media ignoring the threats for days.

Ignoring the story of these threats is deeply, fundamentally wrong. It’s bad, biased journalism that will lead to no possible good outcome and progressives should be leading the charge against it.

Actually, it will lead to one good outcome: the final demise of the cancer euphemistically called the “mainstream” media. Even liberals can’t help but notice that the establishment media has only one purpose: to push American politics as far to the authoritarian left as possible. The ideologues running its main bastions (NY Times, WaPo, PBS, NPR, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, AP) are encumbered by no principles whatsoever, journalistic or moral.

Via Media Mania[6].

On tips from Michelle, Just TheTip, and Smorfia48. Cross-posted at Moonbattery[7].

  1. Lee Stranahan:
  2. Wisconsin State Department of Justice:
  3. there are more threats floating around the internet, in varying degrees of scary and credible:
  4. the rhetoric should be toned down:
  5. Newsbusters:
  6. Media Mania:
  7. Moonbattery:

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