twitchy.com, Michelle Malkin’s fake right wing news site, has developed a great formula for firing up the wingnut blogosphere: they search Twitter for random nasty comments about conservatives, then label the tweeters “libs” and repost the tweets, leading to a right wing pile-on and rage-gasm.
Today’s case in point: “Kill Scott Walker”: Angry Libs Flood Twitter With Death Threats After Wisconsin Recall Defeat | Twitchy.
Tonight, liberal Twitter users are openly advocating the assassination of Gov. Scott Walker…
They certainly did find some death threats, which, as anyone who uses Twitter knows, is about as unusual as sand on a beach. Oddly enough, almost all of the people singled out by twitchy.com are African Americans.
What makes these tweeters “liberal,” though? I clicked through to some of their profiles and checked out their tweets, and found no real evidence that they’re “libs” or involved in liberal politics — but plenty of evidence that the people who post death threats also post lots of other freaky, nasty comments. Which is, you know, a big shock, if you’re from twitchy.com.
Twitchy’s latest exercise in paranoia was immediately parroted in unison by many right wing blogs, because that’s how they roll. The most ludicrous of these comes from breitbart.com editor John Nolte: ‘KILL SCOTT WALKER’: LEFT UNLEASHES DEATH THREATS.
Nolte finds a way to bring President Obama into it, of course:
We all know that the same president who intentionally ignited a racial firestorm around the shooting of Trayvon Martin by a Hispanic Democrat will never call for calm here, so let’s pray that Governor Walker, Lt. Governor Kleefisch, and those around them, take these threats seriously.
If past is prologue, these threats are no laughing matter.
If past is prologue, John Nolte is the last person who should be condemning others for death threats. See:
Breitbart Editor John Nolte About HBO ‘Stage Mom:’ ‘She Should Be Murdered’
Breitbart Editor John Nolte: ‘Teachers Who Take Kids to Protests Should Be Murdered’
Of course, it’s not unusual at all to see death threats and calls for violence in the comments at Breitbart.com, and the people who post this garbage are definitely right wingers. For just a few examples:
Yet Another Deluge of Racist Hatred and Calls for Genocide at Breitbart.com
UPDATE at 6/6/12 12:26:40 pm
Meanwhile, the comments from right wingers on twitchy.com’s own post about horrible “liberal death threats” are chock full of rage, overt racism, violent fantasies, and eliminationist rhetoric. A few examples (h/t: iceweasel):
bisquitbrain: It’s been going on longer than most on this blog have been alive. Nobody would believe you 25 years ago that it was a rapidly growing problem. Now it’s full grown and like a weed it will spring back up every time you whack it off. The roots must be dug out. That will take thirty years at the common rate of birth and death if 100% eradication is begun and that’s not possible without civil war.
How right you are - things will go wild when Obama is defeated - let’s make the defeat happen - it will get hot and I hope hot enough to cleanse this nation.
I worry about Mitt. I would not want to be the guy who beats BO. I remember when my kids were little, they were the most cranky before their nap. I think the unions and thugs are going to need a nap.
Yes, a dirt nap.
Some call it a riot. I like to refer to it as a ‘target rich environment.’
You are so right, Art. Two years ago I purchased a Sprinfield .40 cal. and my CHL, just in case. I hope to never need it but I certainly will if I have to. As the kids today would say…”Don’t start nothin’, won’t be nothin’.”
cbpelto: do not attend ANY gunfight with a handgun at all. Best is an AR-15 or an AK47 or AK74..keep the hand gun on you for a last resort option, only if your primary semi auto rifle fails
Hardwurkindaddy: Stay locked and loaded my friend. Myself, i have a few things they would have to dodge if they come at my family and I, german shepherds are known for going straight for the throats and I have 2 very big ones. 1/2 my family carries(the others are to young to carry) and these punks would have a little bit of a war on their hands should they come after us.
Touch any conservative with harm, and trust it will be the very last thing you ignorant liberal free loaders will ever do in this plain of existence.
Your disgusting, human imitating, mind swelling viral infections. Our patience and tolerance does indeed have a limit and you vile sore losing homonids are fastly approaching that limit. As we tire of your racist hypocrisies and your inability to think seperate of the dark princes collective.
Your just souless copies of what looks to be human but are actually just reused reprinted doubles on Charlie Rangels stationary.
Karma is a b!%ch and all of you libby reprints will be consumed and crushed by your own vile stank.
Purge liberalism now and forever. Pigs!!
Has anybody noticed the pictures of these douchebags tweeting the threats? Wonder where our welfare is being spent?
Diversity is our strength .. yeah .. sure. The bloody simians can’t even speak English yet they live in the United States. I am so sick of negrish.
These apes will go nowhere in life but prison…and by the look of it, prison life starts next week for the ‘groid.
LoL. good riddance.
Folks, when Zimmerman is acquitted or hung jury ‘Obama’s sons’ will riot. Be prepared to protect your neighborhoods! Form citizen defense squads and practice.
Don’t be the scared cracker that is dragged out your car and savaged by the feral animals called Obama voters!
You notice that most of these brainless morons are Obama supporters? The race war has started folks. Arm yourself legally and be prepared to take the scum out when they come to take you out. It is better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6.
There will be killing squads…if these Democratic party whores think their family will be safe after ‘killing’ an elected official then their entire family doesn’t deserve to live anyway. The entire nest has to be cleaned out.
After all…most are government uneducated useful idiots.
BUY AMMO. Protect your family from them.
Remember, they are ANIMALS first and only through proper family socialization do they become HUMAN.