Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Fruits of Fux's Labor

The U.S. Attorney for Western Washington has charged a 64 year-old right winger with threatening to kill Sen. Patty Murray over her vote in support of the health insurance reform bill. The wingnut called Sen. Murray's office multiple times after the legislation passed, and threatened her, saying on one occasion, "I want to (expletive) kill you."

The right wing media, and Fux in particular, spent the last 14 months stoking the anger of their right-wing audience with blatant lies and misinformation straight from health care industry and Rethug talking points. Boo Hoo the Hoot Beck and Heil Hannity endlessly trumpeted how health insurance reform was the beginning of socialist totalitarianism and the end of America, and were actively both promoting and covering tea bagger rallies meant to create the impression of a grass roots movement. Some of the more extreme cases have started to act out the paranoid visions painted by the Fux propagandists. How long before one of them breaches the law enforcement cordon, and actually harms a public official?

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