The latest example of liberal media bias reared its predictably ugly head this weekend.
The compound of one David Brian Stone, leader of a home-grown “militia” was raided Saturday night in Clayton, Michigan. He, along with his wife, Tina, was arrested, while other members of the group were bagged in Ohio and Indiana.
The group’s name, “Hutaree,” supposedly stands for “Christian warrior.” Loosely, the goal of these wayward kooks was to attack a police officer, then produce a mass slaughter at that officer’s funeral.
As if following the first lesson in Left-wing Journalism 101, the predictable liberal whores in the increasingly irrelevant dying media have automatically branded these freakazoids as “right-wing.”
Here are just a few examples of some initial unbiased reporting:
The Associated Press: “Authorities said the arrests underscored the dangers of homegrown right-wing extremism of the sort seen in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people.”
The Los Angeles Times: “The arrests of the Hutaree members comes amid what the Southern Poverty Law Center, an Alabama nonprofit that tracks extremism, has called “an explosion of new extremist groups and activism across the nation.”
The organization has cited the economic downturn as a major reason for the change, and contends that the far right has been particularly animated by the election of the nation’s first black president.”
Detroit Free Press: “…factors include the poor economy and demographic changes in the country’s racial and ethnic composition — symbolized by an African American in the White House and a female House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi. Both are Democrats and seen by some as pushing for bigger government that will diminish their freedom.”
CNN.com: ” The Southern Poverty Law Center, an Alabama-based nonprofit organization that monitors hate groups and other fringe organizations, lists the Hutaree as a “Patriot” group militia.
Generally, Patriot groups define themselves as opposed to the ‘New World Order,’ engage in groundless conspiracy theorizing or advocate or adhere to extreme anti-government doctrines,” the Southern Poverty Law Center said in a report, “Rage on the Right: The Year in Hate and Extremism.”
TheSpec.com: “In an indictment against the nine unsealed on Monday, the Justice Department said they were part of a group of apocalyptic Christian militants who were plotting to kill law enforcement officers in hopes of sparking an anti-government uprising, the latest in a recent surge in right-wing militia activity.
Chip Berlet, a senior analyst at Political Research Associates, a liberal-leaning nonprofit group that tracks far-right networks…”
The Seattle Times: “The number of groups espousing anti-government doctrines and political conspiracy theories is again rising with conservative anxiety over the Obama administration, the report concluded.”
The Examiner: “Right wing Christian militia planned to murder police officers… Many sincere people in the religious right believe that America was created to be a Christian nation and that by fighting a government that they see as secular they are doing the work of Jesus and continuing where America’s Founders left off.“
MSNBC: “Authorities said the arrests underscored the dangers of homegrown right-wing extremism of the sort seen in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people.“
The New York Times: “In an indictment against the nine unsealed on Monday, the Justice Department said they were part of a group of apocalyptic Christian militants who were plotting to kill law enforcement officers in hopes of inciting an antigovernment uprising, the latest in a recent surge in right-wing militia activity.
In April 2009, the Department of Homeland Security produced a report warning of a rising threat of right-wing terrorism, citing factors like economic troubles, the election of a black president and perceived threats to United States sovereignty.
Mark Potok, who leads a program that tracks right-wing groups for the Southern Poverty Law Center, said it first took note of the Hutaree last year amid a surge in new “Patriot” movement groups, race-based hate groups, extremist anti-immigrant groups, Christian militants and other variations.”
The automatic branding of this militia as a “right-wing” group fits nicely with the general liberal meme to paint the nation’s grass-roots Tea Party Movement as fellow angry “right-wingers.”
As if timed perfectly to illustrate this, try reading the New York Times article “The Rage Is Not About Health Care,” by Frank Rich.
It is an absurd article, rife with strawmen, written to tie together and invalidate any and all criticism of Obama, the architects of the bill, and the way in which it was stiff-armed into existence. It unapologetically portrays the anger and disillusionment felt by people of all political backgrounds as historically common during uncommon times, further dismissing the sincerity and concern of the people.
Anyway, guess I’d better go. I think I’m supposed to clean my gun, practice my spitting, and find a nice, throwable brick.
At least that’s what I’ve been told.