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Old 08-03-2011, 03:13 PM  
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It's evident the liberal media has been given their Tea Party talking points

Tea Party 'Terrorists' and the Mainstream Media

By Bernard Goldberg
Published August 03, 2011
| FoxNews.com

Well, if it wasn’t obvious before it sure ought to be now. The liberal media elite have gone around the bend and over the cliff. The Crazy Train they’ve been riding has finally crashed.

And it’s all because of those nasty conservative Tea Party Republicans.

The same liberal journalists who won’t call a real terrorist a terrorist can’t go 10 seconds without calling conservative Republicans terrorists. Or “Wahhabis,” as Chris Mathews described them on MSNBC.

Or “Hezbollah,” as Tom Friedman described them in the New York Times.
Or as ‘suicide bombers” as Tina Brown the editor of Newsweek described them on “Morning Joe.”

And just in case you’re dense and still don’t get it, we can all thank Peter Goodman, formerly of the New York Times and now an editor at the Huffington Post, who didn’t mince words when he wrote: “They are acting like terrorists. Yes, terrorists.”

But even that was one-upped on Politico, in a column by a law professor at American University, William Yeomans, who wrote that the Tea Party caucus in the House were “full blown terrorists.”

And then we got this from Fareed Zakaria on CNN: “What they're saying is, we’ll blow up the country if you don’t listen to us.”

And keeping with the “blow up” the place theme, Paul Krugman, wrote in the New York Times that, “basically the Republicans said, 'We'll blow up the world economy unless you give us exactly what we want.'”

Okay, we get it. Those conservative Republicans are terrorists who like to blow things up. I mean, they’re a regular horror show.

Hold on. There’s an idea that takes us beyond terrorists and suicide bombers who like to blow things up. Make those conservative House Republicans out to be monsters, like the ones in horror movies.

I wish I could say I came up with that, but Maureen Dowd beat me to it.

In her column in the New York Times today, Ms Dowd compares the Tea Party Republicans … yes, no fooling … to monsters. Like the kind that scare the hell out of us in the movies.

They were an “uncompromising new force” that “epitomized ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ and evoked comparisons to our most mythic creatures of the night.”

What kind of mythic creatures of the night? Glad you asked.

“They were like cannibals, eating their own party and leaders alive. They were like vampires, draining the country’s reputation, credit rating and compassion. They were like zombies, relentlessly and mindlessly coming back again and gain to assault their unnerved victims, Boehner and President Obama. They were like the metallic beasts in ‘Alien’ flashing mouths of teeth inside other mouths of teeth bursting out of Boehner’s stomach every time he came to a bouquet of microphones.”

If this were an episode of “The Twilight Zone,” instead of real examples of real commentary from real liberal journalists, Rod Serling might end the episode with something like this:

Terrorists. Cannibals. Vampires. Zombies. Just a normal day in the universe inhabited by liberal journalists … a bunch of clueless folks who have fooled themselves into believing they're smart and sophisticated people … people who have been careening down the tracks … on the Crazy Train.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/...nstream-media/

Hurry MSM, you only have a little over a year before the next election to work your magic.
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:16 PM   #2
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Aren't these the same people who gave Plain grief for putting crosshairs over a map of certain congressional opponents' districts?

Anyway, if demanding that spending is reduced in order to try to decrease our debt makes one a terrorist, just call me Obama bin Donger.
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:29 PM   #3
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So much for "civil discourse"
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:32 PM   #4
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So much for "civil discourse"
More like civil discord
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:32 PM   #5
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Pretty funny considering the whole thing worked out just as the Founding Fathers had designed it. Maybe they were terrorists too.
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:37 PM   #6
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Aren't these the same people who gave Plain grief for putting crosshairs over a map of certain congressional opponents' districts?

Anyway, if demanding that spending is reduced in order to try to decrease our debt makes one a terrorist, just call me Obama bin Donger.
I seriously dislike the increasing vitriol in our political discussions, and think comparing any politician to a terrorist is absurd and counter-productive.

I don't think Palin's use of crosshairs was particularly praiseworthy, however, especially in light of the Gabby Giffords shooting etc. I put that in the same category as referring to Tea Party members as terrorists. Asinine.
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:42 PM   #7
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just a bit of hyperbole, that's all...

inartful, almost biden-esque, even just plain stupid...

and this whole controversy is just as stupid as the crosshairs dealio...

politicians deal in hyperbole much of the time, it's not a new thing...
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:43 PM   #8
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I seriously dislike the increasing vitriol in our political discussions, and think comparing any politician to a terrorist is absurd and counter-productive.

I don't think Palin's use of crosshairs was particularly praiseworthy, however, especially in light of the Gabby Giffords shooting etc. I put that in the same category as referring to Tea Party members as terrorists. Asinine.
yeah, that's what i meant to say...

asinine...
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:44 PM   #9
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Pretty funny considering the whole thing worked out just as the Founding Fathers had designed it. Maybe they were terrorists too.
according to the british army we were terrorists, refusing to stand and fight most of the time and shooting from cover...

very ungentlemanly for the times...
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:45 PM   #10
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politicians deal in hyperbole much of the time, it's not a new thing...
I know the pundits mentioned in the OP are just media people but yes, I suppose you could consider them politicians too.
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according to the british army we were terrorists, refusing to stand and fight most of the time and shooting from cover...

very ungentlemanly for the times...
Thank you Doris Kearns Goodwin.
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:02 PM   #12
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I know the pundits mentioned in the OP are just media people but yes, I suppose you could consider them politicians too.
they're like an auxiliary to the more liberal politicians, mainly for the sake of improving their ratings among their fan base...
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orange, Huff Post link to show Republicans using inappropriate language, please. You're on the clock.
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I’m pretty sure Hezbolla would rather be called terrorists than Republicans.
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