There is NO support for the Collectivists blood libel. NONE.
On Sunday, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, waxed about the good old days when the big three news networks dominated the news cycle, "and they saw their job as to inform us of the facts and we would make a conclusion." Of course, this alleged golden age also produced assassins Lee Harvey Oswald, Sirhan Sirhan, James Earl Ray and Squeaky Fromme, among others.MSNBC's Keith Olbermann declaimed rhetoric that "has devolved and descended, past the ugly and past the threatening and past the fantastic and into the imminently murderous." Despite such hysteria, this "climate of hatred" argument has no empirical backing. Federal data show that so-called hate crimes have declined from 4.0 incidents per 100,000 people in 1995 to 2.4 in 2009, a 40 percent drop. Facts like that spoil the "right wing hate speech" narrative, so liberal pundits simply ignore the facts.
The political agenda at work is the long-time liberal objective of imposing controls on political speech on television, radio and the Internet. The subtext of the liberal argument is that the American people cannot be trusted to engage in a rational debate of public policy, but must have their choices limited by government lest violence ensue. To the contrary, the First Amendment must never be truncated because of the actions of a single deranged individual.Anyone who understands civics knows that the real danger of violence comes when the PEOPLE are denied a voice. But watch the actions of the Collectivists in government and the MSM.