How the Left Fakes the Hate: A Primer

If you can`t stand the heat,
manufacture a hate-crime epidemic.


of covering

racial hoaxes

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.
Congressional Campaign Committee chairman Chris Van
Hollen accused Republican leaders of

"stoking the
Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn

accused the GOP
"aiding and
what he called

Yet, the claims that Tea Party
activists shouted
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
The Washington
in more passive terms as

"the man who
allowed his saliva to hit my face."
equals terrorism!

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
    census worker
    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
    as part of an insurance scam to benefit his
    surviving son.

  • 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
    "kill him"
    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 TimesTribune 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,"

    the paper

    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
    "a nigger"
    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
    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.



Michelle Malkin

is the author of

Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists,
Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our


for Peter Brimelow`s review. Click


for Michelle Malkin`s website. Michelle Malkin
is also author of

Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild

and the just-released
Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks & Cronies.