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More hyprocricy from the left?

Numerous death threats were made against Wisconsin Republican lawmakers last week, but you wouldn't know about it if your only news sources were ABC, CBS, MSNBC, NBC, and NPR.

BILL O'REILLY: But first, death threats in Wisconsin and that is the subject of this evening's "Talking Points" memo. The attorney general's office in that state investigating a number of death threats against some Republicans who voted to diminish union power.

Not taking this seriously were ABC, CBS, MSNBC, NBC, and NPR. LexisNexis and closed-caption dump searches of "Wisconsin and 'death threat'" produced zero results for these so-called news outlets throughout the month of March.

Zero.

When you compare this to the hysterical coverage of last year's Tea Party rallies and town hall protests, where conservatives were regularly depicted as either hostile or fomenting violence, one has to wonder how actual death threats against sitting politicians would not be considered newsworthy.

This seems particularly curious after all the talk about hostile rhetoric immediately following the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) in January.

Now, less than two months later, actual death threats against politicians are being investigated in Wisconsin, and five major news outlets are boycotting the story.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/03/13/abc-cbs-msnbc-nbc-and-npr-ignore-death-threats-wisconsin-republicans#ixzz1GVm2XFhU


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Carpy

Asked by Carpy at 3:58 PM on Mar. 13, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I am not surprised that Scott Walker is getting death threats.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:06 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • The Washington Post reported it and according to them Pres Obama is supposed to address this issue tomorrow.

    But did the right wing media cover news about how it had nothing to do with the budget, how they really just wanted to dismantle unions all together, and how what they did was totally illegal against their open meeting laws, or there connections to state/local police that went to the Dem senator houses trying to have them arrested, and one dem got tackled to the ground and was not allowed to enter the state capitol building?

    Dems got death threats during the healthcare debate and Rep. Giffords got shot and other innocents killed. I am sure this is something that happens to BOTH parties all year long for different reasons.
    ladysylpher

    Answer by ladysylpher at 4:12 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • This isn't surprising to me, seems to be the norm anymore.
    Kathy675

    Answer by Kathy675 at 4:13 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • silversmom

    Answer by silversmom at 4:16 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • Not justifying death threats, but they went ahead and did whatever they wanted, despite the reaction from the people. They should have been expecting a backlash.
    meandrphoto

    Answer by meandrphoto at 4:21 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • I hear about it every day on the news, we have had the protesters here in town, i sure know alot of people pissed off at all that is going on here in Wisconsin. I heard just the other day that he wants to do away with badger care, so for us people that can't afford health insurance for our kids i guess we will have to all be uninsured.
    jenn4443

    Answer by jenn4443 at 4:21 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • I hear about it every day on the news, we have had the protesters here in town, i sure know alot of people pissed off at all that is going on here in Wisconsin. I heard just the other day that he wants to do away with badger care, so for us people that can't afford health insurance for our kids i guess we will have to all be uninsured
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    that's not really accurate.
    http://politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2010/oct/25/greater-wisconsin-committee/scott-walker-wants-kick-350000-families-badgercare/
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 4:27 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • All I'm seeing here, is that such death threats are apparently ACCEPTABLE by those who oppose what Walker has done!!

    THAT'S what is so pathetic....any means to justify the end result that YOU desire!!

    Oh, but if it were OBAMA receiving these threats, you'd all be up in arms, screaming about supposedly rabid TEA Partiers!!

    Hypocrisy from the left?! MOST DEFINITELY!!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 4:29 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • I have been seeing a lot of local coverage included in the threats are family and pets. The people commenting on local blogs is disgusting in the nature of what did you expect, it's what you get, etc.

    I did hear that they have caught a woman that admits some the threats but that is the extent of what they have said about her.
    Charis76

    Answer by Charis76 at 4:36 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

  • Which can be verified?  An email threat against who?

    adnilm

    Answer by adnilm at 4:56 PM on Mar. 13, 2011

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