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Fox News Headline Chock Full Of Irony

Reported by Priscilla - September 18, 2009 -

The Murdoch media that uses the fear of liberals, Democrats, African Americans, Hispanics, gays, immigrants, non Christians…card accuses Nancy Pelosi of playing the “fear and violence” card when Speaker Pelosi said that the current culture of hatred towards the president reminds her of a time when anti gay rhetoric resulted in the assassination of the mayor of San Francisco and a gay member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. That’s not a fear card, it’s a fact.

Pelosi is correct that a climate of hatred produces violence - just like how the anti abortion rhetoric in this country (aided and abetted by Fox’s Bill O’Reilly) continues to result in the murder of abortion providers. Not only has the FBI reported an increase in death threats to the president by 400%; but there are “Christian” pastors praying for his demise. Several death threats towards Obama have been made by posters to this website. Militia types are carrying weapons to places where the president is speaking. The Town Hall protests and the recent march on Washington by thousands of angry, mostly white anti-government types show that there are a lot of angry people out there whose anger about government (never directed towards Bush) is directed at an African, “Nazi” president whom they consider to be illegitimate and the anti-Christ. And when right wing zealotry, fueled by religious delusions of righteous invincibility, gets stoked, shit as they say happens – which is what Ms. Pelosi was referring to and which is a legitimate concern. The anti Obama views of the Holocaust Museum shooter aren’t too far from the views of those in the new, raging populist mob. Betcha they don’t think too highly (judging from the rhetoric I’ve seen on Fox Nation) of gay people. The Fox fear card is meant to stoke fear of “the other” in the minds of those who want their white, segregated, Christian, heterosexual, women as uncomplaining breeders and play toys America back. That they can’t achieve this goal gets them angry and, as Speaker Pelosi said, this is cause for concern. She is totally on the mark about this when she said, about the time when George Mosconi and Harvey Milk were murdered by a deranged, rabid Christian homophobe, “that this kind of rhetoric was very frightening, and it created a climate in which violence took place." And for Fox to say that this is fear mongering is both hypocritical and ludicrous.