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Bloggers Accuse NYT of Endangering Rumsfeld

  1. Jul 3, 2006 #1
    Not exactly sure why, but my last post violated the rules. Sorry. must have been my reference to mouth-breathers.

    Anyway to recap, the right-wing blogosphere has gone crazy accusing the NYT of encouraging the assassination of Cheney and Rumsfeld. They are responding to an article in the travel section highlighting the vacation homes of the VP and Secretary.

    Here is the blog that is encouraging it's readers to hunt down the reporters and photographers.

    http://thepoliticalinsight.blogspot.com/2006/07/ny-times-gives-directions-to-rumsfelds.html
    So now we have wing nut bloggers posting the names addresses of journalists, as well as the schools their children attend, in retaliation for the New York Times travel section that highlights the community where Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld vacation.

    Even though the photographer had Rummy's permission to photograph his summer home, the wing-nuts are manufacturing a scandal, by accusing the NYT of encouraging the assassination of the VP an Secretary of Defense.

    Is this politics as usual?

    Anger is the best way to get people to the polls. That is why the hate rhetoric originated on the right. This is why the only issues the Congress is discussing are issues their base is angry about. It is the right, specifically the Neo-Fascist Right that has spewed this hate all liberals garbage for 25 years that has so divided this country. I cannot even talk to some of my relatives anymore because when they regurgitate that garbage I set them straight, which causes them much resentment.

    They see me as a terrorist sympathizer who doesn't understand the nature of evil. I of course see them as self deluded and ignorant of the facts.

    It wasn't like this before 2000.

    I know these sources are blogs and therefore not considered reliable. I did post a link to the original story, and the point of this post is to illustrate the tactics used by the right wing in their war on liberals. I feel that they are relevent to the thread since this is a thread about the Polarized America, the divide between the right and the left. I feel that attacks of this nature are fueling the division, increasing the polarization, and turning Americans against one another.

    If you are not a wing-nut, you better get angry and vote!

    edit: this is cute.
    http://www.salon.com/comics/tomo/2006/07/03/tomo/index1.html

    edit by Evo: Hate blogs of any type are not acceptible. Promoting hatred toward another group is unacceptable. Reposting a thread without approval gets you a three day vacation.
     
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  3. Jul 5, 2006 #2

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    Nonetheless, I'm giving this its own thread. It has nothing to do with the economic polarization of America, which is what Krugman is referring specifically to.

    Anyway, I'm not sure who those Fox pundits are, but I don't think we need to worry too much about the mad ramblings of the owner of a free blog that calls itself the "monkey-right." Prima facie, it doesn't seem to be very representative of mainstream right-wing viewpoints or the views specifically of the Republican party.

    I think it's safe to say that NewsMax and Front Page, even though Pengwuino seems to think they're good sources of news at times, are not exactly mainstream, either. They're simply the right-wing equivalent of the Daily Kos.

    Here is the profile of that blogger:

    He's a student.
     
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