Re: CNN’s Dumbest Column EverPosted: April 16, 2014
CNN is irrelevant, and the SPLC should be recognized and branded in polite society as a “Hate group”
I’d like to thank Kevin Williamson for pointing us to perhaps the dumbest column I’ve ever read on CNN – an actual argument that allegedly “right-wing” extremists are more deadly than jihadists. In addition to Mr. Williamson’s spot-on critique, can we also say something else about jihad since 9/11? The death toll in the U.S. may be “only” 21, but the American toll overseas is at least 6,802 with well over 50,000 injuries, including 16,000 serious injuries. Peter Bergen evidently does not think this important enough to explore, but in the aftermath of the actual worst terrorist attack in American history we engaged in direct combat against jihadists in two separate countries, combat that continues in Afghanistan to this day. In that process, these jihadists not only killed thousands of Americans, they inflicted an unholy death toll on allied soldiers and civilians.
Are these American lives any less precious or important because they were lost overseas? Does the fact that jihadists have proven capable of killing thousands of the best-equipped and best-trained soldiers in the world tell him anything about the destructive potential of jihad compared to the allegedly “right-wing” Klan? (read more)
Unmentioned in some of these critiques of the discredited CNN column: Since when is a KKK member a “right wing” figure? Except in the imagination of dishonest journalists and political propagandists? The Klan was the military-terror arm of the Democratic party in the south, this is not exactly news. The accusation that the KKK is connected to conservative or right-wing ideology is pure fantasy. The famous white supremacist, anti-Semitic murderer Frazier Glenn Miller, ran for public office as a Democrat.
On the other hand, Miller ran for office as both a Democrat and a Republican, making any effort to use his ideological profile to score political points a useless exercise, as the Daily Caller‘s Neil Munro reports:
The gunman who murdered three people in Kansas on Sunday was defeated in primary races in the Democratic and the Republican parties, which could complicate any partisan effort to associate either party with the unusual anti-Semitic attack.
Frazier Glenn Miller was reportedly arrested after the attacks in Kansas, which killed one Jewish woman, and two non-Jews, a grandfather and his 14 year-old grandson.
In 1984, Miller ran in the Democratic primary for the gubernatorial race in North Carolina, but lost after getting only 5,790 votes. In 1986, he switched parties and was defeated in the GOP primary for a state Senate seat, after getting only 6,662 votes.
I hate CNN’s delusional sourcing for this article. Even the FBI doesn’t trust the Southern Poverty Law Center as an accurate source for anything. The solution? From now on, the SPLC should be recognized and branded in polite society as a “Hate” group.
- Impotent Jihadists, Deadly ‘Right-Wing Extremists’ (nationalreview.com)
- Debunking the Blame Righty propagandists…again (michellemalkin.com)
- CNN Analysts: “U.S. Right Wing Extremists More Deadly Than Jihadists” (conservativeinfidel.com)
- CNN: Right-wing extremists kill more people than jihadists, as long as you dismiss any contradictory evidence and concoct some of your own (dailycaller.com)
- Police Arrest ‘Raging Anti-Semite’ in Kansas Jewish Center Shooting (fox17online.com)
- Meet Frazier Glenn Miller, Jr. (pjmedia.com)
- Kansas shooting suspect has history of racist violence (timesofisrael.com)