I keep having this ridiculous reoccurring conversation with my liberal/progressive friends about how the media is "right-wing biased" in their views and that it is these right wing news groups (Fox, of course, is always at the top of their list) are always spouting vile hate speech and inciting violence towards the left.
Never mind the fact that most right-wing OPINION shows that I have heard almost unanimously and specifically say that they do not advocate violence nor want people to use intimidation tactics when engaging the militant left since that will only hurt our credibility and give them ammunition to use against the right.
All of this being said, I find it interesting that from Mike Malloy to Bill Press to Chris Matthews etc. that the left is once again coming unhinged in their hate speech. Of course their whipping boy is President George W. Bush on the occasion of the release of his new book, Decision Points.
Now I have a lot of grievances with Bush regarding his handling of our domestic and economic policies. There is indeed room for reasonable people to offer criticisms here. I can even see reasonable people disagreeing on the necessity of the Iraq war, but the hate and vitriol spewing from many on the left regarding Bush on this is execrable.
Funny how the progressive left gets all up in arms when someone calls Obama a socialist, or God forbid, a Marxist. They erupt and call this nonsensical hate speech. Then some of these very same defenders of Obama turn around and compare a President that did what he thought best to keep America and its allies safe with the Iraq war and compare him to Hitler, other mass murderers, and sociopaths such as Ted Bundy. Amazing.
See the attached video below for a sampling of this even-handedness in political discourse: