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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Socialist Organization With Connections to Obama Pressure Right Wing Talk Show Advertisers Over "Rhetoric"

It appears that the Progressive Abuse of the Tragedy in Arizona continues to spread as a new Leftest Organization throws it's hat in the Ring to Condemn "Political Rhetoric".

The Working Families Party of New York has a Long and Well Documented History of being a Fundamental Socialist Organization. They are the Successor to the Socialist New Party in Chicago with whom Obama has extensive ties from his days of running for Senator in 1995. The Fact that the New Party also had ties to ACORN and SEIU should not be a Surprise.

Yesterday the Socialist Working Families Party (WFP) have decided it's their turn to thrash "Right-Wing Extremist Rhetoric".

But they want to go a step farther than just 'Condemn' it, they want their members to target the Advertisers of Right-Wing Radio and TV.

Here is the Email they sent out to their supporters:

"Dear friend of Working Families,

We can't know for sure what drove Jared Loughner to his murderous rage in Arizona. But we do know that he did not act in a vacuum. The stage had been set for some time.

Threats against government officials have tripled in the past two years. Members of Congress have been cursed at, yelled at and spit on, and even burned in effigy.

This chaos and mayhem has been deliberately egged on by Right Wing corporate media figures. This is no exaggeration. They have demonized the Obama Administration and the Democratic Congress as illegitimate, anti-American, and dangerous for democracy.

None of us is truly surprised that violent rhetoric has produced a violent act. It often does.

Surely, these corporate-owned mouthpieces can debate the issues without inciting anti-government hatred and paranoia. Please stand with us in condemning violent rhetoric and telling the Right Wing talking heads and the advertisers who pay for their shows to stop playing with fire:


No, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Rupert Murdoch didn't put the gun in the deranged shooter's hands. But they and their politician allies created the perfect storm of anti-government propaganda that, together with the NRA's bought-and-paid-for gun laws, made an act of violence against a Democratic elected official inevitable.

Today, it's not uncommon to hear conservative talk show hosts identify the government as an enemy to freedom, while political candidates discuss “Second Amendment remedies as they demonize their "socialist" opponents.

One phrase we're sure you've heard it's extremists on both sides.But we're not going to cede ground to those who wish to create false equivalencies. Only the Right's extremists are validated every day by their leaders in Congress and the media, who have succeeded in pushing the boundaries of acceptable discourse with each passing debate.

Within hours of Congresswoman Giffords' shooting, Sarah Palin scrubbed her website of the now infamous image featuring rifle crosshairs aimed at the districts of 20 Democrats, including Giffords. And it's almost as if Giffords had a premonition, telling MSNBC in March 2010: "The thing is, the way that she has it depicted -- the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district -- when people do that, they've got to realize that there's consequences for that action."

The crosshairs image went up only a few months after a Tea Party member protesting Giffords accidentally dropped a gun at one of her 2009 "Congress on Your Corner" events. And Palin herself had been warned many times that her imagery, along with her "Don't retreat, reload"rhetoric, had crossed the line.

Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck may not be ready to tone it down, but the corporate advertising departments that pay their salaries are keenly attuned to public opinion. It's time to reflect and retreat when it comes to over-the-top rhetoric, and the corporations paying the bills need to be told that they too are accountable.


Our thoughts and prayers are with Congresswoman Giffords, her family, her staff, and the other victims of this horrific tragedy.

We don't believe that there's an easy, singular answer to prevent this from happening again. We do think that changing the tone of our discourse is the first step. We look forward to hearing from you about productive ways we can further the discussion.

Thank you for your solidarity.

Bob Master, WFP Co-Chair
Dan Cantor, WFP Executive Director"


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