ABOUT THAT CLIMATE OF VIOLENCE – It’s now legendary how so many on the left bemoan the climate of violence supposedly created by the right’s rhetoric, policies and actions. Apparently we’re all just one step away from finding ourselves in Nazi Germany.
It’s equally legendary how it’s almost exclusively people on the right who actually end up being on the receiving end of violence, perpetuated by the left. Republican Congressmen are shot up by a Bernie bro. Numerous Trump supporters are assaulted, roughed up, maced, beaten up at various political rallies across America. Speaking appearances of conservative personalities at universities are met with riots, resulting in injuries and extensive property destruction.
Add another one to the list – Trump’s tweets against “fake news” as encouraging violence against journalists:
CNN said in a statement that Trump was encouraging violence against reporters and “involved in juvenile behaviour far below the dignity of his office”.
A director of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) told the Guardian “charged rhetoric online”, issued by the White House, “undermines the media in the US and emboldens autocratic leaders around the world”.
[On] Monday night … a man doused Fox News host Kat Timpf with an entire 1.5-liter bottle of water. The man apparently singled her out shortly before she was scheduled to speak at a campaign event for her longtime friend and Reform Party candidate for Brooklyn Borough President, Ben Kissel.