It happens on both sides, I think, and I don't have a problem with calling out the individuals that do it.
Yes, it does happen on both sides. Both parties blame each other for problems this country faces.
The thing you aren't acknowledging is that over the past few years, the right has been painted as the violent party. Jared Loughner, Gabby Giffords are two recent examples. The portrayal of the Tea Party in the news as racist rednecks would fit the bill as well.
I understand why the right wing individuals are frustrated with this. I'm not really sure why most of y'all can't understand that.
It is because their political parties/ideals are getting tied to violent events quite often. Even if you understand that the parties are not that way, doesn't mean that a large portion of Americans aren't beginning to tie the two subjects together. The "right wing" parties are considered more violent than the "left wing".
At the same time, the left is getting tied to the concept of constantly blaming the right for these events, on top of constantly claiming racism.
The circular nature of this whole ordeal is quite comical.
It is just the nature of our current media and politically partisan society.
I don't have a problem with calling out the individuals that do it.
I agree. They should be called out. The reason people direct their statements at entities such as CNN, MSNBC, and many of the newspapers is because they give those people a platform and let them spout off those opinions unchecked.
And like I said, most of us on here understand that what they are saying isn't true, but it is an issue with the majority of our populace who happens to be, IMO, stupid. The extent of the information they receive on politics comes from those talking heads.
I do have a problem with blaming huge parts of the population for it.
Sure, that makes sense, but do you understand why they do that?
It is because even though many Democrats obviously understand that the statements these people are making are false, partisan drivel, they never call them out on it. Silence, in the eyes of the one being demonized, is the same as condoning the action.
And yes, before you say anything, Republicans are guilty of that as well.
This post was edited on 4/19 at 3:20 pm