Thursday, October 01, 2009

What they intended all along the case of the "sick," "creepy" second-graders signing up for duty in the "Hitler Youth," predictably, after much breathless snooping, the name of the offending elementary school was indentified and its phone number was posted online. And just as predictably, threats of violence began to pour in.

According to a Fox News online report:

The tension at B. Bernice Young Elementary School escalated to such a degree Thursday that the school was placed temporarily on lockdown after its principal received death threats over a YouTube video that showed nearly 20 children being taught songs lauding the president, though back-to-school night events continuing as planned Thursday night at the school.

Ironically, the Fox report was quickly scrubbed, and any mention of looming right-wing mob violence was edited out of the news story. Editors at Fox News can erase all the unseemly mentions of death threats they want, but when right-wing mobs online are whipped into a frenzy and sent out to attack private citizens, they always leave a mark.

They are egging the nutcases on, urging wingnut gun owners to take on the government, begging somebody to do something dramatic.

It's a given that some poor slob somewhere will do something ugly and deadly.

Then the Right Wing Smear Machine will run away, just as they did after Dr. Tiller was murdered. They will declare their hands are clean. They will pretend to be horrified by what has happened. They will shed crocodile tears while picking out their next target and starting the whole process over again.

It's what they do.

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