Right-Wing Media Consistently Downplayed Violent Threats Toward Obama, Dem Lawmakers

While the right-wing’s violent rhetoric is not directly responsible for the recent tragic shooting in Arizona, the current political rhetoric has reached an unacceptable level. Yet, the right-wing media has consistently downplayed displays of violence toward Democrats, portraying Democrats who received threats following the health care vote as overreacting or lying, while also downplaying the significance of protesters who attended rallies and events while armed.

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