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Of Inconvenient Truths And Calumnies

25 August 2010 @ 17:43

Those of us who inhabit The Rightosphere know that the Left has a very itchy trigger finger when it comes to shooting accusations at us when acts of violence are committed. 

A good example of this was when the Times Square Bomb Plot was discovered and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg immediately speculated that someone or ones opposing Obamacare were behind it.  As we now know, it was a Jihadist who was the plotter.

Another example of the Left blaming the Right without justification was when that Census worker was found dead in Kentucky.  Turned out [sadly for the Bolshes] that it was a suicide.

We’re used to this dishonorable and disgusting behavior from the Left and methinks we’re all developing thick skins and long memories [I certainly hope the latter is true — forgiveness is a fine and admirable thing, but never, ever forget the calumnies hurled against you by your enemies].

The Progressives also have another tactic that the MSM loves to play it’s part it carrying-out: suppressing news that reflects badly on their Comrades-In-Harm.

Such is the case in the Show Me State, as DaTechguy reports in his latest column for

On August 16th [Democratic Rep. Russ Carnahan’s] office in St. Louis was firebombed.

Given the opposition to Carnahan by the local tea party movement and the media’s incredible desire to find some example of Tea Party violence to go along with their talk concerning voter anger you would think that this would have been all over the media.

I expected days of coverage on CNN, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, NBC and NPR. I would have expected Chris Matthews going on about the violence of the tea party, Chuck Todd opining on the anger of the movement, Roland Martin opining on their racism, Katie Couric going on about fear and ignorance and finally Joe Scarborough talking about how the conservatives need to distance themselves from the movement.

Instead this event seemed to go down the memory hole. Jim Hoff at Gateway Pundit describes the reaction:

Then things got really weird. The police released the suspect and the Carnahan camp went silent. Carnahan employees were seen dumping documents into a dumpster but refused to talk to reporters. There was a complete blackout on information.


Pete answers the question, so please do take the time to click here and read his full column.  After that, check out the additional analysis of this at his own site.

‘He becomes guilty…of calumny who, by remarks contrary to the truth, harms the reputation of others and gives occasion for false judgments concerning them.’

Catechism Of The Catholic Church, 2477

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