Right Wing Violence

[media id=17861] Hm. Wonder how long before this planned domestic-terrorism attack on a police headquarters in McKinney, Texas, is labeled "just an Read more...
That sucking sound you hear is Dr. Laura's career being flushed down the toilet. She might stay on the radio, but she won't really have any credibilit Read more...
(Warning: NSFW language toward the middle) I'm not sure there's much more I can say about this. In a similar manner to the Obama shooting game Read more...
[media id=17709] To hear Glenn Beck yesterday on his Fox News show, you'd think he was just a regular frickin' Gandhi: Beck: Let me make this ve Read more...
[media id=17701] It was a little amusing that Fox News contributor Wayne Simmons this weekend attacked WikiLeaks as "a terrorist organization that Read more...

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We knew Glenn Beck was going to deny any culpability for his role in inciting a right-wing nutcase named Byron Williams, who got into a shootout w Read more...
[media id=8761] There have been some interesting developments in the bizarre and telling case of Shawna Forde, the Everett, WA, woman who led an of Read more...
When I first heard this story about a farmer from Port Townsend -- on the other side of Puget Sound from Seattle, the area where The Egg and I was set Read more...
[media id=17643] Glenn Beck was all hyped up about last week's Netroots Nation gathering in Vegas, especially the frequency with which he was menti Read more...
[media id=17587] [WARNING: Audio not safe for work.] It's obvious why Andrew Breitbart successfully smeared Shirley Sherrod on utterly fake grou Read more...
A few years ago, A.C. Thompson wrote an amazing piece for The Nation describing how white militias formed in some of the more, um, blanched neighb Read more...
Be forewarned, this video is disturbing and NSFW, language-wise. It is a real-time record of a shootout between the California Highway Patrol and Read more...
Earlier this week, NBC Nightly News ran a smart, concise segment on the case of Jerry and Joe Kane, the two right-wing extremists who killed two p Read more...
No matter how hard Sharron Angle tries, she can't shake the fact of her radical associations and ideas away so easily. In her own words: "I Read more...
[media id=17163] The hardest part about trying to follow the increasingly eliminationist -- and dangerous -- wingnuttery of Glenn Beck, beyond the Read more...
[media id=16965] You all remember how the Right freaked out last year over that DHS bulletin for law enforcement warning that the nation was lookin Read more...
I must say that I was truly honored--humbled if you will--to have the former demi-term Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, contact me and ask me to wri Read more...
He's a real charmer, isn't he? Obviously, CA-11 Congressional Candidate Brad Goehring has taken lessons on how to win friends and influence people: Read more...
[media id=12540] This morning, on the 15th Anniversary of the Oklahoma City mass murder, I drove from Washington, D.C. across the 14th Street Bridge Read more...
[media id=12464] It was just last week that Read more...
[media id=12430] Prosecutors late last week, at a bail hearing for members of the Hutaree militia, played tape recordings of the kinds of things the Read more...
Finally, one of these anti-abortion extremists is held accountable in a big way. They're domestic terrorists and should be treated as such: Defiant i Read more...
[media id=12312] Last night Bill O'Reilly announced he was doing an admirable thing -- covering the legal expenses of Fred Phelps victim Albert Snyde Read more...
[media id=7876] It was almost exactly a year ago at this time that a "controversial" report was released by the Department of Homeland Security. This Read more...
[media id=12291] Well, the facts are now being made public in this weekend's militia bust in the Midwest, and it isn't pretty: Six Michigan resident Read more...
[media id=12260] All of Fox News was atwitter yesterday morning with the big break news that someone had taken a shot at the office of Republican Rep Read more...
As hate radio, corporate right wing media and GOP politicians ramp up the violent rhetoric against Democrats, the nutjobs who follow them like zombi Read more...
Despite his best efforts to look like a legitimate conservative media type, Erick Erickson is just another pot-stirrer inviting more hate to rain down Read more...
As Dave Neiwert has so often documented, the online right wing communities are a breeding ground for rage directed at the government. But you know wha Read more...
[media id=12007] David Sirota observes in his column this week the really ugly nature of Glenn Beck's express hatred of progressives, embodied in his Read more...
[media id=11596] We first noticed Marine Sgt. Charles Dyer, aka "July4Patriot," back in March, when we ran one of the first reports on the "Oath Keep Read more...
[media id=11510] There's been a disturbing twist in the trial of Scott Roeder, the man who walked into a church and shot Dr. George Tiller to death: Read more...
Gee, for some reason, this story hasn't managed to make it out of the local news and into the national headlines: CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio – Followin Read more...
That is the number of times suspected terrorists, those on actual watch lists, successfully bought guns or explosives in the good ole US of A over the Read more...
AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio needs no introduction, his bigotry and illegal activity has been well documented. The latest outrage on his watch comes at the Read more...
This morning my crazy thing locator pointed to this pro-Palin oped by Mary Matalin, who pooh-poohs complaints in Palin's book about the rough, nasty Read more...
Truly, Republicans have no shame. They have a culture of lies and emotional manipulation, and they recognize no boundaries of decency. From Media Ma Read more...
[media id=10486] Judy Thomas in the Kansas City Star has an amazing piece (picked up by MSNBC) about the online fund-raiser being planned for Scott R Read more...
[media id=10265] Xenophobic Arizona Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, has raised a lot of eyebrows. Besides his very public hatred of Hispanics, he's also establi Read more...
[media id=10264] Fox News' Trace Gallagher got all excited Thursday reporting some news out of California: Gallagher: We're told that a man has be Read more...
There are varying views on gun rights and gun control in America, and since Barack Obama was elected president, the right has been whipping up their Read more...
We posted a story on Tuesday about John Perry's over-the-top article at Newsmax, in which he makes the totally baseless claim that a military coup t Read more...
From John L. Perry at Newsmax: There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America's military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the O Read more...
[media id=10106] From the very moment he was elected, right-wingers have been waiting, hoping, and watching anxiously for President Obama to take som Read more...
h/t Right Wing Watch. Not to put too fine a point on it, but Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) is not exactly known as a towering intellect, although he's a Read more...
[media id=9964] Chris Matthews decided to take seriously Nancy Pelosi's choked-up discussion of concern about the violent undertone of recent right-w Read more...
[media id=9967] [H/t Heather] By now you've probably heard about the case of Troy Dale West, who seems to have loaded up on Rush Limbaugh just befor Read more...
We covered the story of Jamie Leigh Jones' alleged kidnapping and gang rape at the hands of Halliburton/KBR employees back in 2007. Jones claims tha Read more...
Scott Roeder murdered Dr. George Tiller in cold blood while he was serving as an usher at his church. Roeder, who has close ties with Randall Terry' Read more...
[media id=9597] So it turns out that Contessa Brewer had good reason to see a connection between the rabidly hateful rhetoric spewed by the likes of Read more...
[media id=9590] [H/t Heather] Yesterday MSNBC's Contessa Brewer tackled the rantings of Pastor Steven Anderson down at his strip-mall church in Temp Read more...
[media id=9558] Conservatives have been working like mad to whitewash out of public view the existence of violent right-wing extremists, only to run Read more...
Jon Voight is the right's Hollywood darling, and as always, everything that comes out of his mouth is a lie: A Hollywood conservative has headed Ea Read more...
The Republican Party has a huge problem on their hands. They are quickly being taken over by the most extreme, paranoid, fringe elements in our soci Read more...
[media id=9496] The New Haven Independent has a complete report on the ugliness that emerged from last weekend's march by an immigrant-rights group m Read more...
[media id=9438] ABC News had a noteworthy story today on the increasing fears for President Obama's safety because of the plethora of nutcases -- man Read more...
We have been documenting the increasingly violent and threatening protests at Democratic town hall events around the country, and now it seems thing Read more...
(h/t Pam's House Blend) Many of you may have seen the footage of an African American woman being removed from a town hall event held by Democratic Read more...
Are the Obama people really that dumb? They were "surprised," "caught off guard" by the massive dirtstorm unleashed on healthcare reform? These are t Read more...

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The staged and well-funded GOP attacks on Democratic town hall meetings are beginning to reach fever pitch. Lee Harvey Kostric's pistol display at P Read more...

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[media id=8963] We've been reporting steadily on the return of the militia movement in post-Bush America, and now that reportage has been confirmed b Read more...

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[Script reads: "We Are Creating the New Germany! Remember the victims -- Vote the National Socialist List". Larger image here.] Following up on yes Read more...

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[media id=9343] [H/t Heather] Franklin Schaeffer, the author of Crazy For God and a man who knows whereof he speaks when it comes to the great white Read more...

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[media id=9338] [H/t Gavin.] Rep. Brian Baird of Washington (whose district includes Olympia and Vancouver) has announced that, rather than run the Read more...

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[media id=9317] Fox News' Brian Kilmeade caused quite a stir in 2007 (see above video) when he suggested that members of Code Pink should be tased or Read more...

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Rush Limbaugh, on his radio show today: Limbaugh: Folks, this is Mussolini-type stuff. This is the President of the United States -- who cannot dea Read more...

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Does anyone remember when Town Hall forums were civil affairs that gave citizens a chance to speak freely to their elected representatives in a civil Read more...

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(h/t Andy K) Erik Prince's company Blackwater (now known as XE) has been embroiled in controversy for years. Company employees have posted videos o Read more...

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[media id=9287] It appears to be dawning on Glenn Beck -- what with yet another of his heavily armed fans now under arrest for casing out an Air Nati Read more...
Well, at least this time -- unlike the last -- no one got hurt: A woman who police said had an XM-15 assault rifle, a shotgun, and 500 rounds of am Read more...
[media id=8970] When Laura Ingraham filled in for Bill O'Reilly on Friday's night's O'Reilly Factor, she ran a segment on abortion that was ostensibl Read more...
Well, we've seen plenty of recent evidence that Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the nativist law-enforcement chief of Maricopa County, Arizona, attracts genuine e Read more...
[media id=8963] A couple of months ago, a newly formed militia reared its head in a familiar place -- the Panhandle of Northern Idaho. Sisyphus at 43 Read more...
NewsHounds: The headline of the linked article is “House Passes Milestone Energy, Climate Change Bill.” Obviously not happy with the AP headlin Read more...
[media id=8761] The New York Times yesterday carried a report on the case of Shawna Forde's gang of killer Minutemen -- probably the first such repor Read more...
The right-wing pundits have been busy whipping a fresh batch of eliminationist rhetoric this week. Leading the parade, as is often the case, was Ann Read more...
Back in 2004, someone sent a letter bomb to Don Logan, the director of the Office of Diversity and Dialogue in Scottsdale, Ariz. Logan suffered seriou Read more...
[Photo h/t Think Progress] Well, we've known for some time that Patrick Fitzgerald doesn't mess around. Just ask Rod Blagejovich and Scooter Libby Read more...
Last year a Norwegian news crew interviewed Shawna Forde while she was out on "patrol" for illegal border crossers in the vicinity of Arivaca, Arizona Read more...
My longtime friend and colleague Chip Berlet of Political Research Associates was interviewed on NPR's Fresh Air earlier this week, talking about righ Read more...
[media id=8631] [Note: My cohort at Orcinus, Sara Robinson, has been nearly as preoccupied the past couple of weeks in dealing with media requests to Read more...
[media id=8735] Remember how, a week or so ago, Bill O'Reilly was preoccupied with the idea that the news media had comparatively obsessed over the d Read more...
We've been reporting here at C&L for a long time on the way mainstream conservative pundits have been transmitting talking points, ideas, and a panopl Read more...
Matthew Balan at Newsbusters is unhappy because a CNN chryon identified Shawna Forde's killer-Minuteman gang "extremists", while Rick Sanchez talked Read more...
[media id=8711] We already pointed out this audio recording of the 911 call placed by the lone survivor of that botched home-invasion robbery carried Read more...
[media id=8676] Remember how all those right-wing pundits proclaimed the Minutemen as being just like a neighborhood watch? Michelle Malkin called it Read more...
Those upstanding nativists and xenophobes employed by the John Tanton Network -- and particularly the Federation for American Immigration Reform, whic Read more...
Logan already gathered most of the relevant early details about the remarkable case of Shawna Forde, arrested yesterday for ordering the murder of a 9 Read more...
Joe Conason warned me that people were going to have a hard time saying the title of my book. I guess he was right -- Don Lemon had a rough time of it Read more...
I wanted to give readers a quick heads up that I'll be on CNN Newsroom tonight sometime in the 7-8 pm PDT hour (10-11 EDT). Don Lemon is the host, and Read more...
Last night, Glenn Beck and Jonah Goldberg tried an exercise similar to Rush Limbaugh's, in which they tried to construct a plausible argument that Jam Read more...
I was interviewed Thursday by Anderson Cooper about "lone wolf" domestic terrorism like the Holocaust Museum shooting on Wednesday. We bounced a litt Read more...
[media id=8657] [Note: I confirmed earlier today that my interview with Anderson Cooper regarding "lone wolf" violence will air on AC360 tonight, so Read more...
Make no mistake. Muslims created this atmosphere where hatred of the Jews is okay and must be "tolerated" as a legitimate point of view. The shootin Read more...
Last night on his Fox News show, Bill O'Reilly discussed with Amanda Carpenter a website devoted to the memory of Dr. George Tiller called "I Am Dr. T Read more...
[media id=8631] Glenn Beck and his fellow wingnuts -- the ones who have been whipping up hysteria among their right-wing populist followers since Oba Read more...
[media id=8627] [UPDATE: Stephen Tyrone Johns, the guard who was shot, died later of the wounds.] We're learning more and more about the man who wal Read more...
Good God. This looks like the latest episode in what is looking like the spate of right-wing violence we've been predicting: WASHINGTON - At least tw Read more...