March 27, 2010

By now I'm sure most people who frequent Crooks and Liars has already read about the man who became enraged and slammed his SUV into the car of a man with an Obama bumper sticker and his ten year old daughter inside the car. Thom Hartmann talks to Mark Duren, the man who was attacked about what happened. Funny you don't see anyone in the mainstream media rushing to put Mr. Duren on the air.

They were too busy helping with Eric Cantor's phony victim story:

His false claim of office gunshots functioned as the Ashley Todd tale of 2010, distracting from right-wing violence.

By Joan Walsh

Did House GOP Whip Eric Cantor just become 2010's answer to Ashley Todd, the white McCain supporter who claimed she was assaulted by a black Obama backer in October 2008?


But just as Ashley Todd's tale interrupted a narrative of right-wing menace and near-violence about Obama, briefly letting commentators tsk-tsk about extremes on both sides, Cantor's claim interjected the same kind of false equivalence. On CNN Thursday night, Gloria Borger insisted not only should tea partiers rein in their members, but "Move On too" (h/t Greg Mitchell). It's crazy time. Read on...

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