Friday, January 28, 2011

The Civility Continues

Media Matters is running a story (found at Confederate Yankee) of the tragic shooting of a nine year old girl in Pima County, Arizona and trying to link it to the Tea Party without any evidence to support their conclusions.

But it is not 9-year old Christina Green who is being written about, who was shot by Jared Loughner in Tucson earlier this month. It is 9-year old Brisenia Flores who was allegedly shot and killed in May of 2009 by Shawna Forde during a robbery attempt to supposedly help fund a group called Minutemen American Defense.

The Media Matters story makes an attempt to link Forde to the Tea Party.

“[Forde] saw herself as the leader of an armed movement against undocumented immigrants, an idea that was energized by her exposure to the then-brand-new Tea Party Movement.”

Media Matters also attempts to differentiate the Loughner spree from these murders. They claim that Loughner, “is a muddled mess”. While directly stating that this was a “political murder of Brisenia and her dad” and these killings “illustrate the potential for senseless violence when hateful rhetoric on the right – in this case about undocumented immigrants – falls on the ears of the unhinged.” Media Mattes completely ignores the fact that Loughner read books like The Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf. The article used to support the ‘muddled mess’ link makes no mention of these facts, instead only focusing on items that could be skewed to look like he was a right-winger. Media Matters is more than willing to tell us all that Forde was a right wing crazy just because she attended a Tea Party meeting.

There is a further attempt by Media Matters to link Forde and her co-conspirator to the right by mentioning that Jason Bush “who reportedly has ties to the white supremacist Aryan Nation”. To link the right to a group like the Aryan Nation is the same as linking the left to “Earth First”. Both sides have their nut-jobs. The right does its best to distance itself from these extremist groups.

One last note here. Interesting that Media Matters choose to use the term “undocumented immigrants” rather than the more correct term “illegal immigrants”. It is true, they are undocumented, but only because they are here ILLEGALLY.

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