Steve In Ink: Words Have Consequences…Depending Who You Speak To At Fox News
While reporting on the latest hate-kill, this one by a certified white supremacist at Washington’s Holocaust Museum, Smith took after those who questioned Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano’s earlier report revealing increased possibility for right wing fanatical action; a warning that the Republican leaders and right wing talk show host, especially on Fox News, pressured her to apologize for because, as Rush Limbaugh said…
That, even though the word “conservative” was not in the report. And that, because the right felt there was nothing there to see.
“There are no Timothy’s McVeighs out there right now,” said former Focus on the Family head, Dr. James Dobson.
Or they pulled out the time-honored classic, “because they hate the troops.”
“I do believe that there are people within the Obama administration, on that bizarre Hollywood-Harvard access — axis — who really have a disdainful view of our troops,” said Fox News strategic analyst, Ralph Peters. To which O’Reilly responded, “No, I — listen, I understand the anger, because if you read the memo, it is unnecessary — that’s the word. This memo is unnecessary.
Even MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough laughed it off while saying, “Janet Napolitano is goin’ nuts.”
But trying to digest the horror that had just taken place at the Holocaust Museum, Shepard Smith wasn’t laughing.
“The right went absolutely bonkers on (the memo),” said Smith. “They were warning us for a reason. Not for something political or social. They saw signs and now it has begun… The email(s), to me, has become more and more frightening. It’s not a new thing. It’s been happening over the past few month. It’s been happening to a degree since the election”
He then read an email he said was a “representative sample of what we get here.”
“I cannot stand Hussein. He is a socialist, Marxist, who is at fast rate destroying this country.”“If you’re one who believers abortion is murder,” Smith continued, “at what point do you go out and kill one who performs abortions…. If you’re one who believes these type of things about the President of the United States - and I could read a hundred like this - I mean from today. People who are so amped up and so angry for reasons that are absolutely wrong, ridiculous, preposterous… hate that is not based in fact and it’s ginning itself up. But more and more people are taking the extra step and taking the gun out.”
Smith may be on to something. Jim David Adkisson walked into a Tennessee Unitarian Church last year and started shooting, killing two. He had written in his manifesto that Fox News contributor, Bernard Goldberg sparked his actions.
This was a symbolic killing. Who I wanted to kill was every Democrat in the Senate & House, the 100 people in Bernard Goldberg’s book (”100 People Who Are Screwing Up America”). I’d like to kill everyone in the mainstream media. But I know those people were inaccessible to me. I couldn’t get to the generals & high ranking officers of the Marxist movement so I went after the foot soldiers, the chickes**t liberals that vote in these traitorous people. Someone had to get the ball rolling. I volunteered. I hope others do the same. It’s the only way we can rid America of this cancerous pestilence.In Pittsburgh, cop killer Richard Poplawski, said he was fearful that his guns would be taken away and had posted a Fox News’ Glenn Beck video to a website where Beck advanced the conspiracy that the Obama administration was forming FEMA camps to confine citizens and taking away their guns.
“Hate that is not based in fact and it’s ginning itself up,” says Smith, referring to blogs feeding hate-speech. If Smith wanted to investigate one step further and find out where millions more are getting their factless hatred, he might have looked in the next cubicle or just checked out the rest of the Fox News schedule.