What Fresh Hell Is This?

November 20, 2016

Jack Kelly Sunday

With this week's column, the Post-Gazette's Jack Kelly does what he usually does: selectively picks "evidence" to support an otherwise untenable political position.

Here's how he frames:
Remember the redneck riots after the election in 2012? Me neither.

Democrats and the “mainstream” media warn constantly about the threat of violence from the right. But nearly all violence that actually materializes is from the left.
Interesting how he tent poles his argument - beginning with "after the election in 2012".

What, he didn't want to go all the way back to 2008?  If he had, he'd have seen (IF he bothered to look) this from a Tea Party protest in 2009:

Or this from just before the 2012 election:
The Florida pastor who ignited an international furor by threatening to burn a pile of Korans has applied his subtle touch to the 2012 presidential campaign by constructing a gallows from which a likeness of President Barack Obama now hangs in effigy.

The display in the front yard of Terry Jones’s Dove World Outreach Center (DWOC) in Gainesville features a dummy wearing an Obama mask hanging from a yellow noose. Along with an American flag and a rainbow-striped gay pride flag, the scene includes an Uncle Sam dummy and a child’s doll hanging from the right hand of the Obama figure.
 Of this from just after the 2012 election:

Or the spike in racist tweets from just after the 2012.

Jack, go read them [NSFW!] and then tell me about the lack of "redneck riots" after 2012.

There's just one thing I want to add from Jack, lest any Trump supporters think he's on their side:
“Journalists love mocking Trump supporters,” wrote Will Rahn of CBS News. “We insult their appearances. We dismiss them as racists and sexists. … We diagnose them as racists in the way Dark Age clerics confused medical problems with demonic possession.”
Jack, didn't YOU call Trump supporters "morons"?

Why yes!  Yes, you did, 112 days ago.
Trumpkins will applaud whatever [Trump] says. Republican “leaders” are too ethically compromised to complain.

After outlining well in his acceptance speech why America is in crisis, Mr. Trump said: “I am your voice. I alone can fix it.”

This is Chavismo, Caesarism. Only megalomaniacs say such a thing. Only morons believe it.
"Trumpkins" Jack? "Morons" Jack?  Your words.

Care to comment on how you're criticizing the media for having a narrative that belittles Trump's many supporters while somehow NOT mentioning that you were...oh, I dunno...DOING THE SAME THING?

That's all for now.