Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Media Still Doesn't Get It

So, ok, there's a reason why Ann Coulter is a best selling author and commentator, and I am not. But she makes the same point I did in my report on the RTC rally: that the media just didn't get it. In her column today at entitled Wouldn't a Miniseries on Attila the Hun Explain Nancy Pelosi, Coulter captures the media's take on the both the Second Amendment March and the RTC rallies with her usual dry wit:

On her April 14 show, Maddow gave a "War of the Worlds" report on gun rights activists whom she claimed were planning tributes to Timothy McVeigh's bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City. "On the anniversary of the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City by Timothy McVeigh," she said, "there will be two marches on Washington."

After reminding viewers that McVeigh was "an anti-government extremist with ties to the militia movement" (his only "ties" being that he tried to join the Michigan Militia, but was rejected Maddow said one of the groups, the Second Amendment March, had "been holding armed rallies at state capitols from Kentucky to Montana to Virginia -- anti-government marches and rallies at which participants are encouraged to wear and display their guns."

So if I have this straight, the pro-Second Amendment marchers were both armed ... AND displaying guns!
Coulter goes on to explain that April 19 is also the anniversary of Lexington and Concord, the "shots heard 'round the world." She then makes a point of the fact that pretty much any day of the year can be the anniversary of something. And just to prove it, she points out that Rachel Maddow made the broadcast on April 14, the anniversary of the Lincoln assassination. What implications might that have? Hmmm.

What's curious about the left's current obsession with Timothy McVeigh is that it proves that -- despite a frantic search for 15 years -- liberals have come across no better evidence of burgeoning "right-wing extremist" violence than a drug-taking, self-described "agnostic" who was thrown out of the Michigan Militia and who proclaimed, "Science is my religion."
Go read the whole thing, if for no other reason than the entertainment value.