The Blotter from Brian Ross
Headline to catch your attention -
Fear for Obama's Safety Grows as Hate Groups Thrive on Racial Backlash
Subhead to hook you into the story -
Violent Signs, Gun, Standoff Latest in Emerging Anger Towards the President
By BRIAN ROSS, ANNA SCHECTER and MEGAN CHUCHMACHYes, indeed, scary stuff.
August 14, 2009
Experts who track hate groups across the U.S. are growing increasingly concerned over violent rhetoric targeted at President Obama, especially as the debate over health care intensifies and a pattern of threats emerges.
The Secret Service is investigating a Maryland man who held a sign reading "Death to Obama" and "Death to Michelle and her two stupid kids" outside a town hall meeting this week. And in New Hampshire, another man stood across the street from a Presidential town hall with his gun on full display.
Los Angeles police officers apprehended a man Thursday after a standoff with him inside a red Volkswagen Bug car in Westwood, CA – the latest disturbing case even though officials said the man had mental problems.
Then, 10 paragraphs into the story, we get to the actual fact of the matter:
...officials told ABC News that the President's daily threat matrix has yet to reflect a sharp increase in threats...Then WTF is the problem? Where's the story if the threat matrix shows no threat increase.
Bush had people threatening to kill him everyday. In 2005, people wore t-shirts with "Kill Bush" printed on the front. A women at a demonstration carried a sign reading, "I'm here to kill Bush (shoot me)". Nobody batted an eye then, least of all President Bush. Say anything similar about the O-man and you get tear gassed, pepper sprayed, and arrested. And the rest of the Obama supporters are labelled as unhinged, crazy, racist, and un-American.
The sub-story, the real story, is Left wing paranoia, media fear mongering, and Obama propaganda.
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