Jun 23, 2017

The Rights War On The Left (Blaming The Left For Everything Is A Standard Tactic Of GOP & Fox News)

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6. Debunking A Kimberly Guilfoyle Statement About Democrats

"Conservative" media uses a few facts to make huge generalizations to demonize liberals. This is weird not only because this sort of war on the people is treason (if you stick to the spirit of Article 3 Section 3) but also because the Founding Fathers were liberals who had progressive ideas about how Government should be run For the People rather than For The Monarchy (something which Fox News just plain ignores, as they make clear from their behavior).

The Rights war on the Left (or anyone but themselves) has been going on for a long time. This post outlines this GOP and Fox News policy. It starts with some comedy and then some research showing how this war on the left is being done by Fox News.

First, Fox News and the GOP basically demonize everyone but themselves;

It must be tough for Republicans to love America so much but hate almost three-quarters of the people living in it. (08:54)

Secondly, demonizing Liberals (besides Muslims and Latinos) is one of their favorite strategies and has been going on for quite a while...

BACK IN BLACK - GLENN BECK'S NAZI TOURETTE'S 5/12/2010 Glenn Beck plays "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon," except there's just one degree and Kevin Bacon is Hitler.

24-HOUR NAZI PARTY PEOPLE 1/24/2011 Jon challenges his staff to find someone on Megyn Kelly's show making a Nazi comparison before he finishes a home perm kit.

BILL O'REILLY DEFENDS HIS NAZI ANALOGIES 1/27/2011 Bill O'Reilly explains that he had a good reason for comparing Arianna Huffington to Nazis.

Research from MediaMatters.org showing how the right wing is demonizing Liberals and Democrats (read full article on the site by clicking link)

Dana Loesch on Gianforte assault: "The media ... is culpable" Loesch: My callers say, "Maybe the media deserves it"

LOESCH: Tucker, I have been seeing this, I know you've seen this too, for over 10 years now. I get tired of it. And you know what? Middle America, America in general is tired of it as well. I had so many people who called in to my radio program today, Tucker, who said you know what? Maybe the media deserves it. Because we're tired of being lied about, we're tired of being manipulated, and we're tired of them excusing awful things done to us in the name of partisan ideology. This is the point we are at because people hate media this badly.

Conservatives need to cut the bullshit and stop exploiting a tragedy to blame the left Right-wing media show no self-awareness of their role in influencing violent incidents

James T. Hodgkinson, a man with a record of domestic violence, a legally purchased assault rifle, and a validconcealed carry permit, on June 14 opened fire on Republican congressmen and staffers practicing for the congressional baseball game.
The FBI is still investigating the incident, but one thing is already clear about this latest example of unhinged gun violence. The overwhelming evidence of conservative media's influence on a significant number of deadly incidents makes their attempt to deflect attention from their role in creating a toxic political culture both cynical and exploitative.
The gimmick, however, is deplorable not just for its cynical exploitation of fear, pain and human tragedy; it’s also a hollow attempt to distract from the conservative right’s own responsibility in creating a political culture that inspires violence by fanning the flames of hatred. It’s a red herring aimed at avoiding the obvious, and very concrete, policy-centered conversation that needs to happen around gun violence.
Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh, two of the loudest conservative voices, immediately blamed the shooting on “the left” and “left-wing news media.”
Additionally, the NRA, an organization that customarily deflects conversations about gun violence by blamingfatal shooting incidents on video games, political correctness, and strict gun laws, skirted its own precedent to also blame the left at large for the shooting.
Right-wing figures’ opportunistic attempt to draw direct correlation from out-of-context phrases from progressive politicians to the actions of a violent man with easy access to assault weapons also points to a critical lack of self-awareness when it comes to their own role in influencing violent incidents.
Take Byron Williams and his failed plot to shoot people at the Tides Foundation and the ACLU. Williams explicitly pointed to Glenn Beck’s now-defunct TV show and Alex Jones’ websites as the information sources that prompted his violent actions on the Tides Foundation, a relatively unknown organization that Beck repeatedly vilified on his program. Or the assassination of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, which followedcontinuous vitriol from former right-wing star Bill O’Reilly, who told his “audience of millions over and over again” that Tiller was “an executioner.” Or the murder of three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, CO, at the hands of Robert Dear, a man whose “paranoid delusions, misogynist beliefs, and violent fantasies” matched “perfectly” the usual narratives that come out of “Rush Limbaugh and Alex Jones and Bill O’Reilly and countless far-right web sites.”
Or the racially motivated massacre that ended nine black lives in Charleston, SC, perpetrated by a habitual commenter at the Trump-supporting, neo-Nazi outlet The Daily Stormer. After a man opened fire at a Washington, D.C., family pizzeria, it was hard to forget Alex Jones asking his audience to investigate the conspiracy theory that alleged the restaurant was hiding a child sex-trafficking ring. In the same way, Jones also exhorted Trump to use force against his opponents and threatened violence against supporters of “parasitical maggot” Bernie Sanders.

Right-wing media jump to defend Montana candidate after he assaults a reporter 

After Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate for Congress in Montana, was charged with assaulting a journalist, some right-wing media figures and outlets immediately came to his defense, attacking the reporter as a “hack” and asking, “What kind of a wuss files charges over broken glasses?”Right-wing media jump to Gianforte’s defense
Daily Caller’s Derek Hunter: “What kind of a wuss files charges over broken glasses? Someone who wants to influence an outcome, that’s who.”

What kind of a wuss files charges over broken glasses? Someone who wants to influence an outcome, that's who. 

[Twitter, 5/24/17]
Infowars: Jacobs is a “long-standing Democratic operative” and a “hack reporter” whose account “sounds rather exaggerated.” Infowars cross-posted a piece from Information Liberation titled “Liberal Guardian Journalist Interferes In Montana Election, Gets Body Slammed.” The piece claimed that Jacobs is a “long-standing Democratic operative” and a “hack reporter” whose account “sounds rather exaggerated.” The piece also asserted, “The clip would perhaps be interesting if they didn’t manipulatively edit out their actual interaction with a blatant jump cut in the middle.” From the May 25 post:
Far-left liberal journalist Ben Jacobs was reportedly “body slammed” on Wednesday by GOP congressional candidate Greg Gianforte on the eve of Montana’s special election to decide who will succeed Republican Congressman Ryan Zinke.
Jacobs is a long-standing Democratic operative, as Chuck Johnson exposed last year.
The clip would perhaps be interesting if they didn’t manipulatively edit out their actual interaction with a blatant jump cut in the middle.
Regardless, the same hack reporter attacked Gianforte from the right by asking him why he only reluctantly supported Donald Trump. Gianforte was noticeably angry.
Fox News journalists witnessed the body slamming[.]
Sounds rather exaggerated. [Infowars, 5/25/17]
GotNews: Jacobs is “a former minion for the Iowa Democratic Party” with “a history of opposing his political opponents’ freedom of speech.” GotNews alleged that Jacobs is “a former minion for the Iowa Democratic Party now operating as a Guardian reporter” who has “a history of opposing his political opponents’ freedom of speech.” From the May 24 post:
A former minion for the Iowa Democratic Party now operating as a Guardian reporter, Ben Jacobs, assaulted Montana Republican House candidate Greg Gianforte on Wednesday. Jacobs has a history of opposing his political opponents’ freedom of speech, as GotNews reported in October. [Got News, 5/24/17]
Media Research Center's Brent Bozell: "Jacobs is an obnoxious, dishonest first class jerk. I'm not surprised he got smacked."

Jacobs is an obnoxious, dishonest first class jerk. I'm not surprised he got smacked.

[Twitter, 5/25/17]
NewsBusters’ Tim Graham: “Let’s ask why on Earth a House candidate in Montana should have to answer questions from a reporter for a BRITISH newspaper????”

Let's ask why on Earth a House candidate in Montana should have to answer questions from a reporter for a BRITISH newspaper????

[Twitter, 5/24/17]
Laura Ingraham: “Politicians always need to keep their cool. But what would most Montana men do if ‘body slammed’ for no reason by another man?”

Politicians always need to keep their cool. But what would most Montana men do if "body slammed" for no reason by another man?

Did anyone get his lunch money stolen today and then run to tell the recess monitor?

[Twitter, 5/24/175/24/17]
Professional troll Mike Cernovich: “Has Ben Jacobs ever disavowed political violence by the left? If not, why does media suddenly care?”

Has Ben Jacobs ever disavowed political violence by the left? If not, why does media suddenly care?

[Twitter, 5/24/17]

Read more here.

Trump’s media allies use attack on GOP baseball practice to delegitimize the press

Paul Joseph Watson, an editor at Alex Jones’ Infowars site, was among the first to blame media coverage for the gunman’s attack, writing on Twitter just minutes after news broke that the culprit was “Trump derangement syndrome, radicalised by mainstream media hysterics.” He later added of journalists and the left, “The blood is on their hands.”
This cynical effort to curtail critical journalism spread from the “alt-right” fringe, through the right-wing press, to Trump’s chief propagandist at Fox News. Several of the theory’s proponents specifically pointed to the media’s coverage of the investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.
“The fake news media finally got what it wanted,” Mike Cernovich said on Periscope. “They’re getting their mass murderers. They’re getting the mass shooters. This is what they’ve attempted to incite for the past 18 months.” Cernovich, an “alt-right” provocateur and noted misogynist, spent the 2016 election cycle promoting “Pizzagate” smears, and now he has close ties to Trump’s White House and family.
“I have foreseen this coming,” Rush Limbaugh told his millions-strong radio audience soon after the shooting. “You can’t continue to enrage people the way the left and predominantly the mainstream media has been doing.”
Michael Savage, a right-wing radio host with a close relationship with Trump who regularly hosts the administration’s top officials, not only blamed the media for the shooting but also suggested that in response, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow and other critical journalists should be removed from the airwaves by the federal government due to their “constant drumbeat of their hatred against Trump and Republicans.” Maddow’s program is notable for its intense focus on the Trump-Russia story.
At Fox, Sean Hannity declared that “the biggest issue we need to address as a country is what is a record level of vicious left-wing hate that is being spewed day after day, hour after hour, by a left-wing news media that wants to destroy the president.”
Notably, the critique these pro-Trump media figures are pushing is largely bereft of concrete examples of journalists using extreme or inciting rhetoric about the president. After making his broad indictment against the press, for example, Hannity highlighted the actions of artists and celebrities, not reporters. In other instances, the claims are simply fabricated, as with Alex Jones’ declaration that a host of newspapers have called for Trump’s death.
Instead, the president’s allies are claiming that negative coverage in general -- and negative coverage about the Russia investigation in particular -- led to violence. This is a patently cynical ploy aimed at bolstering a political strategy that the pro-Trump media have pushed for months.
Read more here.

Fox host blames Snoop Dogg, Kathy Griffin, Loretta Lynch for shooting at Congressional baseball practice Eric Bolling: "Crazy people act on the crazy things they hear from politicians and celebrities"

ERIC BOLLING: Spill blood, die? Really, ma'am? Snoop Dogg's gun, Kathy Griffin's head, Shakespeare's bloody rampage -- it goes on and on. How many innocent people have to die before we realize that words do matter? Crazy people act on the crazy things they hear from politicians and celebrities. Think before you utter those blind, hateful words next time, liberals, because there are crazy people out there taking your metaphors literally. 

Lou Dobbs: "The secular left” and “national left-wing media” are a “threat to domestic order ”Dobbs: "There is no, if you will, mitigation on the part of the national left-wing media"

LOU DOBBS (HOST): As we have seen the secular left rise and hostility within it rise, it has become a threat to domestic order, and to this administration.
It's irrational, and there is no, if you will, mitigation on the part of the national left-wing media. Indeed, they have become collaborators, accomplices in those acts of subversion and the effort to undercut this lawful administration. This is something we've never experienced.

Lou Dobbs: "The left in this country is trying to kill America"Dobbs: We are in the middle of a “battle for the values of this country”

LOU DOBBS (HOST): You know, congressman, I agree with everything you say. I do think it's important that we take note that the left in this country is trying to kill America.
DOBBS: Which is a contest, a struggle, a battle for the values of this country, and for the government, the government of this great nation that is under assault.

Right-wing media blame everyone from Shakespeare to Snoop Dogg for shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise

  1. Snoop DoggWorldNetDaily cited Snoop Dogg as an example of a left-wing figure whose opposition to Trump “adds up to a culture teetering on the brink of disaster.” Fox's Eric Bolling also referred to Snoop Dogg when he claimed, “Crazy people act on the crazy things they hear from politicians and celebrities.”
  2. President Obama: Right-wing radio host Michael Savage alleged that former President Barack Obama had “been screaming for” people to “kill” or “shoot” others.
  3. Madonna: Fox’s Steve Doocy and Sean Hannity and far-right outlets WorldNetDaily and Breitbartblamed Madonna for the shooting.
  4. New York theater production of Julius CaesarFake news purveyor Freedom Daily cited a New York theater production of Julius Caesar as a cause of the attack, saying the show's Caesar -- who is assassinated -- represented Trump.
  5. Former Attorney General Loretta LynchBolling, far-right conspiracy theory outlet Infowars, and fake news purveyor TruthFeed blamed former Attorney General Loretta Lynch for the shooting, citing her remarks about how those who have fought for social justice bled and even died for their causes.
  6. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)Infowars and TruthFeed took Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)’s comments about “fight[ing] in the streets” out of context to blame him for inciting violence.
  7. Kathy GriffinBollingHannityBreitbart, and TruthFeed cited comedian Kathy Griffin's commentary on Trump as one of the causes of the attack.
  8. DemocratsTruthFeedFreedom Daily, and conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh claimed that “Democrat leadership” is “100% complicit in this tragedy.”
  9. The deep state: Infowars’ Alex Jones blamed the “deep state” for the shooting.
  10. Southern Poverty Law CenterBreitbart wrote that the shooter “liked” Southern Poverty Law Center's Facebook page, and that the SPLC hasn’t retracted “repeated attacks on Rep. Scalise.”
  11. CNN and MSNBCSavage also said the heads of CNN and MSNBC were “propagating hatred on a daily basis,” which led to the shooting.
  12. The investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia: Chatter Media’s John Cardillo tweeted that “those pushing false Russia narratives have blood on their hands.”
  13. Mainstream media: “Alt-right” trolls Jack Posobiec and Nick Short, Fox’s Lou Dobbs, Infowars’ Paul Joseph Watson, as well as hacker Kim Dotcom blamed mainstream media for the shooting.

Trump ally Michael Savage cites white nationalist website, warns college students will be shotSavage: “Just think of the Kent State massacre. That’s how this is going to end.”

In the wake of the shooting at a GOP congressional baseball team practice, right-wing radio host and Trump ally Michael Savage cited the white nationalist website American Renaissance and invoked the Kent State shootings of 1970 as a warning for anti-Trump protesters.
On June 14, James Hodgkinson gunman opened fire on a congressional baseball practice and shot five, including Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA). The attacker was shot by U.S. Capitol Police and later died from his injuries. 
Savage responded to the shooting by citing the white nationalist website “American Renaissance” referring to “an interactive map” they published that identifies “two hundred acts of violence and hatred against Donald Trump supporters that have taken place since he declared his candidacy.”

The NRA's "inappropriate" response to the congressional baseball shooting

Just hours after the shooting, during the 10 a.m. edition NRATV’s program Stinchfield, which provides live news updates at the top of the hour from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST, host Grant Stinchfield said, “There is an atmosphere of violence being pushed across America by the left” that “motivates unstable people.” During the 1 p.m. update, Stinchfield said the “violent rhetoric being pushed by the left-wing elitists amounts to political terrorism” and claimed that this “motivates unstable people to do … unspeakable things.”
The next day, Stinchfield jumped at the chance, during the 9 a.m. edition of the program, to partially blame “those on the left” and the “violent atmosphere” they have created “against conservatives” for the shooting. While he conceded that “the shooter has accountability in this,” Stinchfield claimed, “There is culpability on those on the left that push this violent atmosphere against conservatives”:
GRANT STINCHFIELD (HOST): Look, I want everyone to know that certainly the shooter has accountability in this. He gets the ultimate responsibility for his actions. But when you are unstable, when you are deranged, it only takes a little bit to provoke you to do something. There is culpability for those on the left that push this violent atmosphere against conservatives, against people that don’t believe in what they do. And that’s what’s got to stop.

Related Fox News videos demonizing the left in various ways to keep the repetition to program these erroneous beliefs into their viewers;

Watters' Words: A horrific week for the world of fake news Mar. 18, 2017 - 4:58 - What a bunch of clowns

Judge Jeanine: Do not buy into the narrative of the left Mar. 18, 2017 - 6:53 - The left is trying to change the law and journalistic standards to fit their agenda

Watters' Words: The mainstream media exposed... again! Apr. 22, 2017 - 5:17 - Trump has received by far the most hostile press treatment of any new president

Trump's social media director on battling 'fake news' Apr. 22, 2017 - 4:50 - Dan Scavino on 'Watters' World': We're driving the liberals insane

All of this is clearly part of the same ongoing ancient narrative demonizing the left and everyone else except themselves for everything, including stuff they do. 

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