How the Left Fakes the Hate: A Primer
If you can`t stand the heat,
manufacture a hate-crime epidemic.
years of covering
racial hoaxes on
college campuses and victim sob stories in the
public arena, I`ve encountered
countless opportunists who live by that demented
mindset. At best, the fakers are desperately seeking 15
minutes of infamy. At worst, their aim is the
criminalization of political dissent.
Upon decimating the deliberative
process to hand President Obama a health care
victory, unpopular Beltway Democrats and their media
water-carriers now claim there`s a Tea Party epidemic of
racism, harassment and violence against them.
On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi issued a tepid, obligatory statement against
smearing all conservatives as national security threats.
But her lieutenants had
already emptied their tar buckets. Democratic
Congressional Campaign Committee chairman Chris Van
Hollen accused Republican leaders of
flames." Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn
accused the GOP of
abetting" what he called
Yet, the claims that Tea Party
"nigger" at black House Democrats remain
uncorroborated. The coffin reportedly left outside
Missouri Democratic Rep.
Russ Carnahan`s home was used in a prayer vigil by
pro-life activists in St. Louis protesting the phony
Demcare abortion-funding ban in Obama`s deal-cutting
executive order. Videotape of a supposed intentional
spitting incident targeting Missouri Democratic Rep.
Emanuel Cleaver at the Capitol shows no such thing.
Cleaver himself backed off the claim a few days later.
He described his heckler to
Post in more passive terms as
"the man who
allowed his saliva to hit my face." Slovenliness
The FBI is now investigating the
most serious allegation—that Tea Party activists in
Virginia are somehow responsible for a cut gas line at
the home of Democratic Rep. Tom Perriello`s brother. But
instead of waiting for the outcome of that probe,
liberal pundits have enshrined the claim as conclusive
evidence of the Tea Party reign of terror.
Need more reasons to treat the
latest Democratic hysteria with a grain of salt the size
of their gargantuan health care bill? Remember:
In November 2009, Kentucky
Bill Sparkman was found dead in a secluded rural
cemetery with the word
scrawled on his chest and a rope around his neck. The
Atlantic Monthly, Huffington Post and liberal media
hosts stampeded over themselves to
blame Fox News, conservative blogs, Republicans and
right-wing radio. Federal, state and local authorities
discovered that Sparkman
killed himself and deliberately concocted a hate-crime
hoax as part of an insurance scam to benefit his
In mid-October 2008, news
outlets from Scranton, Pa., to ABC News to the
Associated Press and MSNBC reported that someone at
a Sarah Palin rally shouted
when Obama`s name was mentioned. In fact, the Secret
Service (which was at the event in full force) couldn`t
find a single person to corroborate the story—other than
the local reporter for the
Scranton Times–Tribune who made an
international incident out of the claim. Agent Bill
Slavoski "said he was in the audience, along with an undisclosed number of
additional secret service agents and other law
enforcement officers, and not one heard the comment,"
reported in a red-faced follow-up. Maybe the shouter
is hiding with Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman`s real
In late October 2008, a gaggle
of liberal blogs spread the rumor that a Republican
supporter of vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin`s had shouted that Obama was
during a campaign rally in Iowa. Video and firsthand
accounts showed that the protester did not shout
"he`s a nigger," but "he`s a
redistributor." A lefty activist at the
"progressive" Daily Kos blog confirmed the truth—but to this day,
the crisis-manufacturing smear stands uncorrected and
unretracted across the Internet.
In September 2009, supporters
of Colorado Democratic Rep. John Salazar falsely
accused a town hall protester of hurling a death
threat at the congressman. Liberal blogs again
disseminated the angry Tea Party mob narrative. A
week later, the local press quietly reported that
Grand Junction police had investigated the
incident—and determined the claim was
A police spokeswoman
"(p)eople who witnessed the interaction between the man
who made the complaint and the suspect confirmed they
never heard any direct threats made regarding
Congressman Salazar." Witnesses included a Grand
Junction cop "in
close proximity when the interaction took place."
In late August 2009, as
lawmakers faced citizen revolts at health care town
halls nationwide, the Colorado Democratic Party
decried a vandalism attack at its Denver
headquarters. A hammer-wielding thug smashed 11
windows and caused $11,000 in property damage. The
Maurice Schwenkler, turned out to be a far-left
nutball/transgender activist/single-payer anarchist who
had worked for an SEIU-tied 527 group and canvassed for
a Democratic candidate. Nevertheless, Colorado
Democratic Party Chair Pat Waak
continued to blame "people opposed
to health care" for the attack.
Then, as now, being a Democratic
Party official means never having to say you`re sorry
for smearing conservative dissent.
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