1. GOP & Fox News Are Basically Terrorist Organizations (Based On Rhetoric & Effects Of That Rhetoric)
2. More Proofs that Brown People (Especially Brown Muslims) Are The WW 2 Jews Of Modern Day America
3. NRA, Infowars, Fox News, Breitbart And Sinclair Function As A Terrorist Propaganda Wing Of The GOP That Seeks To Build Hate & Muddy The Waters (Kinda Like State TV)
Alt-Right terrorism has become a mainstay in our society and is increasing (with Trump being the ultimate fruition of years of GOP policy and rhetoric). Samantha Bee does a good summary of the situation at the moment...
Alt-Right Killers | March 7, 2018 Act 2 | Full Frontal on TBS
Anger, white privilege, and guns are a lethal combination. Also how you make a Sith Lord.
Screenshots of the summary;
Sometimes Fox News personalities will accidentally admit to their Nazi style tactics...Fox & Friends' Brian Kilmeade Inadvertently Acknowledges That Fox Only Covers Terrorism When It Appears To Involve Muslims Kilmeade Says "The Last 5,000 Terror Attacks" That Fox Has Covered Have Begun With "An Arabic Phrase." Meanwhile The Network Has A History Of Ignoring Right-Wing Homegrown US Terrorism
A Terror Threat Fox News Won't Cover: Silence From Network After Christian Minister Arrested For Threatening To Kill
How Fox News Covers Right-Wing Cop Killers: When Political Violence Doesn't Warrant Collective Blame
The numbers don't lie.
Since 9/11, more Americans have died at the hands of homegrown "white supremacists, antigovernment fanatics and other non-Muslim extremists than by radical Muslims," the New York Times reported this week. Citing a count provided by Washington research center New America, the Times confirmed that with the race-base mass murder in Charleston, S.C. last week, 48 Americans have now been killed by "people espousing racial hatred, hostility to government and theories such as those of the 'sovereign citizen' movement," as compared to 26 Americans who have been killed by "self-proclaimed jihadists."
Those figures might come as a surprise to most Americans. Indeed, the media narrative since 9/11, and certainly the conservative media account, has been that Jihadists are waging an escalating war on the U.S. By contrast, how often in recent years have news consumers seen or heard extended debate and discussions about right-wing or white supremacists killers in the U.S.? Killers who appear to be twice as deadly to Americans as jihadists?
"There's an acceptance now of the idea that the threat from jihadi terrorism in the United States has been overblown," Dr. John Horgan of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell told the Times. "And there's a belief that the threat of right-wing, antigovernment violence has been underestimated."
The New America research findings confirm what Media Matters has been highlighting for years: From neo-Nazis killers, to a rash of women's health clinic bombings and attacks, as well as assaults on law enforcement from anti-government radicals, acts of right-wing extreme violence continue to unfold regularlyin the United States.
And Media Matters has also been shining a spotlight on the fact that not only does Fox News downplay homegrown acts of right-wing, anti-government and white supremacist violence, treating them as rogue, isolated events (if covering the events at all), they also hype beyond proportion and common sense attacks by Muslims in America.
That attack mode allows Fox to accuse President Obama of being "soft" on Islamic terror. (Obama's administration is too "politically correct.") It also lets Fox advocate for bugging mosques and eliminatingother Constitutional rights. Recall that it was on Fox that viewers were told, "not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims."
Right-wing violence? Fox News doesn't recognize a clear and present danger.
That double standard was on display this week when Megyn Kelly devoted almost her entire Fox News program Wednesday night to an interview with Traci Johnson, who was attacked last year by a co-worker at Vaughan Foods processing plant in Moore, Oklahoma. The attacker was Alton Nolen who had been recently been fired over racial comments. Nolen then went home and retrieved a large kitchen knife. He returned to the workplace and began attacking his former co-workers. He beheaded one woman and injured Johnson before he was shot by a company official. Nolen later confessed to the attack.
Fox News immediately led the right-wing charge to declare the Vaughan Foods attack to be an act of ISIS-like terror. (Nolen was a recent convert to Islam.) Devoting an extraordinary amount of TV time to wildly hyping the crime, Fox hosts like Kelly and Sean Hannity created special programming to cover the story. (i.e. "Terror In The Heartland.")
But in the end, law enforcement found no evidence that Alton's killing was terror-related, and labeled the killing a workplace attack. Appearing on Fox News after the attack, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson saidthat, while Nolen "was looking at the extremist ideology," "there is no evidence at this point that he was directed by a terrorist organization to do what he did or that that was the principle motivating factor." The FBI also found no links to terrorism.
Yet there was Kelly this week - months after the crimes -- speaking over ominous background music and once again suggesting the Moore, Oklahoma attack had been the product of "radicalized" terror. In other words, Fox has been reduced to creating incidents of Islamic terror in the United States, while at the same time Fox plays down glaring examples of deadly right-wing violence.
The steady pattern of those political attacks may be one reason the Department of Homeland Security this year issued an intelligence report warning about the rising right-wing terror threat. Fox News immediately objected, with host Eric Bolling insisting there hadn't been any recent examples of homegrown terror to justify the government's warning. Co-host Greg Gutfeld agreed, claiming liberals can only name two far-right terrorist events "over four decades."
On a September night last year, 31-year-old marksman and "survivalist" Eric Frein ambushed two Pennsylvania state troopers outside of the Blooming Grove barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. After the assassination, the state police commissioner reported the shooter had "made statements about wanting to kill law enforcement officers and to commit mass acts of murder." Another official noted the shooter has a "longstanding grudge against law enforcement and government in general."
Claiming to be acting under the bloody "banner of Liberty and Truth," Jerad Miller and his wife Amanda entered a restaurant Las Vegas in June, 2014 and executed two local policemen while they ate lunch. During the ambush, one of the shooters reportedly shouted that the "revolution" had begun. A week before the killings, the shooters posted a manifesto on Facebook where they announced "....we must prepare for war." Jerad Miller, who traveled to Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch that spring to join the militia protests against the federal government, declared: "To stop this oppression, I fear, can only be accomplished with bloodshed."
The ambush in Las Vegas came just two days after Dennis Marx, a member of the "sovereign citizen" anti-government movement, opened fire on a courthouse outside of Atlanta. Sovereign citizens are militia-like radicals who don't believe the federal government has the power and legitimacy to enforce the law.
On August 5, 2012, Wade Michael Page pulled up outside the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, WI, and started killing worshipers. Page murdered two Sikhs outside the house of worship and then killed four more inside, including the president of the temple. According to acquaintances, the 40-year-old killer hated blacks, Indians, Native Americans and Hispanics, and was interested in joining the Klu Klux Klan.
On May 20, 2010, two West Memphis, Ark., police officers were shot and killed by a father-son team of AK-47-wielding sovereign citizens during a routine traffic stop.
Two months later, dedicated Glenn Beck fan Byron Williams stocked a pickup truck with guns and ammo and set off up the California coast to San Francisco in order to start killing employees at the Tides Foundation in hopes of sparking a political revolution. En route to his target, Williams got into a 12-minute firefight with California Highway Patrol officers.
The shocking list goes on and on and on. Sadly, the church massacre in Charleston now ranks alongside a litany of homegrown radical attacks. They're the type of attacks Fox News doesn't want to focus
A perfect example of a lie to cover a person obviously influenced by thier rhetoric...
Fox's Kilmeade On SC Shooting: "Is It About Christians? It Is About White-Black? Is It About 'I Hate South Carolina'?"
Fox's MacCallum Suggests Diversity May Be A "Contributing Factor" To Frequency Of Mass Shootings In The U.S.
Related post:Linking Fox News With The Rest Of Cable News: Why Is No One In Corporate Media Calling Dylan Roof A Right Wing Terrorist? Clearly, Only Muslims Can Be Called Terrorists. (Till Now Fox News Has Been Avoiding The Story Altogether!)
A Terror Threat Fox News Won't Cover Silence From Network After Christian Minister Arrested For Threatening To Kill Muslims
Fox News was completely silent after a Christian minister pleaded guilty to plotting to attack American Muslims in New York, continuing a habit of downplaying threats to Muslims and ignoring extremist acts with no ties to Islam.
Robert Doggart, an ordained Christian minister and former Tennessee congressional candidate, was arrested and pled guilty to attempting to recruit "expert Gunners" to aid him in a plot to kill residents of Islamberg, NY, a largely Muslim community at the foot of the Catskill Mountains. RawStory reported on the details of Doggart's plan:
He met with the informant in Nashville and discussed using Molotov cocktails to firebomb buildings in the Muslim community, which was founded by African-Americans who had converted to Islam from Christianity.Doggart told the informant during a recorded conversation that he planned to bring 500 rounds of ammunition for the M4 rifle and a pistol with three extra magazines - as well as a machete."If it gets down to the machete, we will cut them to shreds," he told the informant.He said during a recorded call that the "battalion" he commanded hoped the raid on Hancock, which is also known as Islamberg, would be a "flash point" in a possible revolution."So sick and tired of this crap that the government is pulling that we go take a small military installation or we go burn down a Muslim church or something like that," Doggart said.
The Daily Beast pointed out that the media has remained largely silent on the story, wondering at the absence of "the Fox News panic" and noting:
It goes without saying that if Doggart had been Muslim and had planned to kill Christians in America, we would have seen wall-to-wall media coverage. Fox News would have cut into its already-daily coverage of demonizing Muslims to do a special report really demonizing Muslims.
And in fact, Fox News has made no mention of the story at all. What's more, the network does have a history of downplaying threats against Muslims while hyping any Islamic connection to terror it can find. After the Boston Marathon bombings, the network ridiculed former Attorney General Eric Holder for warning against retaliatory acts of violence, ignoring years of threats against Muslims. In 2010, Fox host Brian Kilmeade claimed that "all terrorists are Muslims."
And Fox has reacted to terror attacks committed by right-wing extremists with a yawn. After the Department of Homeland Security released a report on right-wing terror in 2015, Fox News' Eric Bolling claimed "you can't name" instances of right-wing terrorism "in the last seven years," ignoring dozens of examples.
Right-wing media have also been known to fearmonger about often-unsubstantiated Islamic terror threats. Outlets like Fox News, The Drudge Report, and The New York Post hyped an unfounded "jihadist" plotagainst Fort Jackson in South Carolina. And Sean Hannity and other conservatives promoted an unsubstantiated story of an Islamic State (ISIS) training camp on the U.S.-Mexico border around the same time Doggart was arrested.
Islamberg, the town Doggart was planning to attack, has also garnered Fox News' attention in the past -- a 2007 FoxNews.com article wondered if it was a "terror compound" and a report by Fox Business host Lou Dobbs claimed the town was home to a group engaging in "guerilla war training."
10 of the Worst Terror Attacks by Extreme Christians and Far-Right White Men Most of the terrorist activity in the U.S. in recent years has come not from Muslims, but from radical Christianists, white supremacists and far-right militia groups.
From Fox News to the Weekly Standard, neoconservatives have tried to paint terrorism as a largely or exclusively Islamic phenomenon. Their message of Islamophobia has been repeated many times since the George W. Bush era: Islam is inherently violent, Christianity is inherently peaceful, and there is no such thing as a Christian terrorist or a white male terrorist. But the facts don’t bear that out. Far-right white male radicals and extreme Christianists are every bit as capable of acts of terrorism as radical Islamists, and to pretend that such terrorists don’t exist does the public a huge disservice. Dzhokhar Anzorovich Tsarnaev and the late Tamerlan Anzorovich Tsarnaev (the Chechen brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing of April 15, 2013) are both considered white and appear to have been motivated in part by radical Islam. And many terrorist attacks in the United States have been carried out by people who were neither Muslims nor dark-skinned.
When white males of the far right carry out violent attacks, neocons and Republicans typically describe them as lone-wolf extremists rather than people who are part of terrorist networks or well-organized terrorist movements. Yet many of the terrorist attacks in the United States have been carried out by people who had long histories of networking with other terrorists. In fact, most of the terrorist activity occurring in the United States in recent years has not come from Muslims, but from a combination of radical Christianists, white supremacists and far-right militia groups.
Below are 10 of the worst examples of non-Islamic terrorism that have occurred in the United States in the last 30 years.
1. Wisconsin Sikh Temple massacre, Aug. 5, 2012. The virulent, neocon-fueled Islamophobia that has plagued post-9/11 America has not only posed a threat to Muslims, it has had deadly consequences for people of other faiths, including Sikhs. Sikhs are not Muslims; the traditional Sikh attire, including their turbans, is different from traditional Sunni, Shiite or Sufi attire. But to a racist, a bearded Sikh looks like a Muslim. Only four days after 9/11, Balbir Singh Sodhi, a Sikh immigrant from India who owned a gas station in Mesa, Arizona, was murdered by Frank Silva Roque, a racist who obviously mistook him for a Muslim.
But Sodhi’s murder was not the last example of anti-Sikh violence in post-9/11 America. On Aug. 5, 2012, white supremacist Wade Michael Page used a semiautomatic weapon to murder six people during an attack on a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Page’s connection to the white supremacist movement was well-documented: he had been a member of the neo-Nazi rock bands End Empathy and Definite Hate. Attorney General Eric Holder described the attack as “an act of terrorism, an act of hatred.” It was good to see the nation’s top cop acknowledge that terrorist acts can, in fact, involve white males murdering people of color.
2. The murder of Dr. George Tiller, May 31, 2009. Imagine that a physician had been the victim of an attempted assassination by an Islamic jihadist in 1993, and received numerous death threats from al-Qaeda after that, before being murdered by an al-Qaeda member. Neocons, Fox News and the Christian Right would have had a field day. A physician was the victim of a terrorist killing that day, but neither the terrorist nor the people who inflamed the terrorist were Muslims. Dr. George Tiller, who was shot and killed by anti-abortion terrorist Scott Roeder on May 31, 2009, was a victim of Christian Right terrorism, not al-Qaeda.Read more.
Did Fox News commentary make the Austin Bomber hide his reasons for bombing people? In any case, there is some awareness, to some extent, that thier rhetoric causes some of thier devotees to follow through on it.
Fox's Geraldo Rivera: Austin, TX "is a sanctuary city," maybe the bomber has "a beef with that"
GERALDO RIVERA: Austin, the capital, very different politically speaking than the rest of Texas, Austin for example is a sanctuary city. Maybe the guy’s got a beef about that. They style themselves as let’s stay weird, cool town.
I would like to note that CNN CAN fight back if thier own lives at at risk (so they aren't total cowards when it comes to fighting for thier own lives)....
Ana Navarro: Trump “is going to get somebody killed in the media” CNN’s Navarro: “The president of the United States is inciting violence against the free press”
The arguments over the years have basically demonized brown people as terrorists ...
Angelo Carusone and Dean Obeidallah discuss factors that lead to the media’s lack of coverage of attacks against Muslims
Posts of mine that have covered this issue before:
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