Remember last week when all the media figures were pointing out violent rhetoric and hate speech from the right and the Tea Party? Trying to point it out, at least. But what happens when someone from the left threatens members of the Tea Party? The media ignores the story, of course!
At the end Christiane Amanpour's show covering an event in Tuscon, Eric Fuller, who was shot twice by Jared Lee Loughner, threatened Arizona Tea Party spokesperson Trent Humphries. According to news reports, Fuller took a picture of Humphries and yelled out “You're dead!”
Pat played the audio where Christiane Amanpour said, “As our town hall concluded, one of the victims of the shooting in our audience became agitated and was detained by security. James Eric Fuller, who was shot twice last Saturday, appeared to direct a threat towards a member of the Tea Party in our audience when he spoke. Fuller was charged with a misdemeanor and involuntarily committed. According to the Pima County sheriff's office.”
Glenn was a little offended by the phrase “appeared to threaten”, when it was pretty obvious he did threaten it. “It was all on videotape. He appeared to threaten. He looked at the Tea Party members and the head of the Tea Party in Arizona who has already been warned do not show your face in public spaces now because you're under threat. He appeared to make a threat. No, he took a picture of the Tea Party member and then pointed to them and said, ‘You're dead. You're dead’,” Glenn said.
Glenn added, “I can't believe this was only an aside. In an hour-long special on ABC.”
Pat said, “Had it been the Tea Party guy who made a threat to somebody else, can you imagine?”
“That is a lack of journalism and a lack of truth that quite honestly that lack of truth is why places like ABC will eventually just go out of business and be looking for a handout from the government,” Glenn concluded.