The Teabaggers and other misguided "Mericans who believe FOX "News" exemplifies Upstanding American values and Patriotism and Exceptionalism and Apple Pie and all that, somehow overlook the fact that the "news" channel fosters and foments terrorism of the homegrown Timothy McVeigh type.
The latest group of dangerous dimwits Fox inspired to violence is a group of elderly Georgia Militia members who were further deranged by a Fox "News" contributor's writings which led them to formulate a terrorist plot in Metro Atlanta.
Frederick Thomas, 73, Dan Roberts, 67, Ray H. Adams, 65,
and Samuel J. Crump, 68 --- all residents of the North Georgia mountain
area --- came up with the clever moniker "Covert Group" and started
plotting to kill people. Their meetings were likely held in a closed
room with a door marked . . . "secret door."
Media Matters reports it this way:
"Four alleged members of a Georgia militia group were arrested yesterday relating to their alleged plot to kill numerous government officials. According to the complaint, one of the arrested repeatedly cited as the source of their plan the novel Absolved, authored by Fox News expert Mike Vanderboegh, the former militia member famous for urging his blog readers to hurl bricks through the windows of Democratic offices. In the introduction to Absolved, Vanderboegh calls the book "a cautionary tale for the out-of-control gun cops of the ATF" and "a combination field manual, technical manual and call to arms for my beloved gunnies of the armed citizenry.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
"In a meeting secretly recorded by an informant, Crump said he wanted to make 10 pounds of ricin and disperse it in various U.S. cities, including Washington, Newark and Atlanta, the affidavits said. Crump said ricin could be blown from a car traveling on the interstates, the affidavit said.
"'All ya gotta do is lay it in the damn road, the cars are gonna spread it,' Crump told the group at the Sept. 17 meeting.
"Crump then suggested a way to disperse the ricin: 'Ya get on the trunk of Atlanta, you get up on the north side, ya get on 41, ya throw it out there right on 285, ya go up 41 or 75, go up 75 to get away from it,' he said, according to the affidavits. 'Keep the heater on, that way it keeps the pressure out. Don't roll your window down.'"
The absurd plot by these rapidly-aging rednecks would be laughable if it weren't indicative of a pattern of domestic terror inspired by Right-Wing rhetoric that dominates our various media outlets.
How much more Fox-inspired massacre plotting by the lunatic fringe must we suffer, Truthseekers?
Bill O'Reilly's rantings inspired one of his brainwashed zombie followers to kill a physician who provided abortion as one of his medical services. Scott Roeder murdered Dr. George Tiller with a point-blank head-shot in Tiller's Wichita church because "Mr. Loofa" convinced him that Tiller posed an "immediate danger" to "unborn" children.
Jim David Adkisson made it a personal mission to kill as many liberals as he could, so he opened fire in a Knoxville Unitarian Universalist church. He managed to kill two and wound six before being tackled by other church-goers. Police found his home filled with books and newsletters penned by Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, and other right-wing hate talkers. Adkisson left a note stating: "I hate the damn left-wing liberals. There is a vast left-wing conspiracy in this country & these liberals are working together to attack every decent & honorable institution in the nation, trying to turn this country into a communist state. Shame on them"." Sound familiar? It does if you tune-in to Fox.
Fox "News" contributor and dim-bulb darling Sarah Palin puts Gabrielle Giffords on her "don't retreat --- reload" hit list with a gun sight target gif over her district; armed maniac Jared Lee Loughner hunts her down at a rally and she and 18 others are killed or wounded. While there was no actual Fox "News" related material found with Loughner, it's a reasonable assumption that he wasn't influenced by the actions of PETA or Habitat for Humanity.
Self-proclaimed "progressive hunter" Byron Williams
cited the rabid ravings of then-Fox "News" star Glenn Beck's as
ultimate inspiration to arm up and start killing people at the ACLU and
the Tides Foundation, a small San Francisco-based organization that
gives money to human rights groups, environmentalists and other
progressive causes. The Tides Foundation, another obscure target of
Beck's paranoid fantasies of armies of Liberal revolutionaries poised to
take over the planet and lock up all the rich people and take their
cars and stuff and then force them to get socialized health care.
Richard Poplawski, the man who ambushed and murdered three Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, police officers after listening to Beck's deranged diatribes about an Obama-directed FEMA plan to build concentration camps for Conservatives is yet another example in a seemingly unending list of perpetrators inspired by Rupert Murdoch's terror organization.
Even after all the killing and maiming by Neocon maniacs, Fox "News" poster-boy Sean "The Baby Jesus" Hannity jokingly calls his followers "Timothy McVeigh wannabes" and nobody bats an eye. That's how accepted the rhetoric of this insidious propaganda machine has become.