So some George Soros-funded CNN nutcase went completely off the cliff the other day with this lunacy about how so-called “right-wing extremists” are more deadly than jihadists:
In fact, since 9/11 extremists affiliated with a variety of far-right wing ideologies, including white supremacists, anti-abortion extremists and anti-government militants, have killed more people in the United States than have extremists motivated by al Qaeda’s ideology. According to a count by the New America Foundation, right wing extremists have killed 34 people in the United States for political reasons since 9/11. (The total includes the latest shootings in Kansas, which are being classified as a hate crime).
By contrast, terrorists motivated by al Qaeda’s ideology have killed 21 people in the United States since 9/11.
We know the left loves to cherry-pick “facts” to fit their pre-conceived notions, but this is so far out there it’s worthy of only derision and condemnation, which is in no short supply.
The study conveniently left out certain key things — such as the number of prevented terrorist attacks each year and the multitude of jihadist attacks that happen globally. It also avoided the day of the biggest terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Nor did it address the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi in 2012, which killed four Americans.
The count included “hate crimes” in the tally of “political reasons.” Which is funny considering that Bergen cited the Southern Poverty Law Center in his article. The SPLC could be accused of a “hate crime” itself for inciting the shooting at the Family Research Council in 2012. Floyd Lee Corkins admitted that he targeted the conservative organization after the SLPC listed the FRC as a “hate group” for it’s “anti-gay” stance on marriage.
Anyone using the SPLC as a source should be dismissed as a crank. Unfortunately they’re still a go-to source for most of the lazy media who are desperate for anything to discredit the opposition.
Like Obama, Obama’s progressive allies change the numbers to get the outcome they wish.
Meanwhile, Obama has declared that what worries him most is the prospect of a nuclear bomb detonating in a major American city. (Most likely this would be a Rightwing Nuke, I suppose.)
Remember now, any time there’s a major shooting the first reaction of the left is to assert it must be tea partiers or militias or some white supremacist group, and pretty much every time they’re proven wrong.
Whereas lefties are still trying to argue that Nidal Hasan wasn’t necessarily motivated by Islam, even though he yelled “Allahu Akbar” as he shot all those people.
The study doesn’t mention Christopher Dorner, Kermitt Gosnell, the Communist Manifesto-quoting nutjob who flew a plane into an IRS building… None of those deaths matter. None of that destruction matters.
Not to worry, though. Bergen is a director for the New America Foundation, which is funded by George Soros. That means you can trust this information. Billionaires funding things is only bad when the Koch brothers do it.
So we pointed this out to CNN’s low-rated Sunday host Brian Stelter. His reaction speaks volumes about the sorry shape CNN is in:
@JammieWF what's wrong with an analyst expressing a point of view, backed up by data?
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) April 16, 2014
He sees nothing wrong with making up facts to accuse fellow Americans of being more murderous than al Qaeda. And they wonder why that network is in such dire trouble. By the way, it’s not Bergen’s “point of view” expressed in this headline. It’s stated as fact:
U.S. right wing extremists more deadly than jihadists
This. Is. CNN. Yes, the same CNN reporting this story:
A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years. And the CIA and the Pentagon either didn’t know about it or couldn’t get a drone there in time to strike.
U.S. officials won’t comment on that, but every frame of the video is now being analyzed by the United States.
In the middle of the clip, the man known as al Qaeda’s crown prince, Nasir al-Wuhayshi, appears brazenly out in the open, greeting followers in Yemen. Al-Wuhayshi, the No. 2 leader of al Qaeda globally and the head of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has said he wants to attack the United States. But in the video, he looks unconcerned that he could be hit by an American drone.
But why should anyone worry about these guys when they pose less of a threat than some people on an SPLC press release?
Update: In an effort to be as big a douchebag as humanly possible, Stelter responds with this idiocy:
@JammieWF funny. I actually asked you what was wrong with a person expressing a point of view. is there anything wrong with that?
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) April 16, 2014
Apparently expressing an insane point of view is OK as long as it’s on CNN.