4/09/2005

Comments on WaPo article by Atrios

Atrios comments on the WaPo article I posted below:
...The key line in Dana Milbank's article is this one: "This was no collection of fringe characters."...For too long the mainstream media has either ignored these people, marginalized them as kooks, or mainstreamed them by having them on while ignoring their creepier beliefs/statements/pasts. I think one reason (and there others) for this is that by cloaking their wingnuttery in religion they shield themselves from criticism. They've fought long and hard to make sure we know that in this overwhelmingly Christian country, anti-Christian bigotry is the number one problem. The media just will not go there...Yes, there really is no doubt that invoking Stalin's "no man, no problem" phrase is an explicit advocacy of the murder of judges who, shall we say, misbehave. I doubt any of the people doing the advocating actually plan on following through themselves, but they're probably hoping they'll inspire others.

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