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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-11 07:57 PM
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MSNBC’s Martin Bashir Details the Threats He Got From Sarah Palin Fans
Edited on Sat Aug-20-11 08:07 PM by onehandle
Ever wonder what it’s like to report on the Tea Party candidates? It’s no fun. Say something they don’t like, and hordes of rather nutty, angry Americans will start threatening you, but only after they demonize you in any way possible.

Sarah Palin’s fans are the absolute worst about this kind of repugnant behavior, as we have seen from Senator Yee to average citizens who have all been threatened to the extent that law enforcement got involved. Now we get an inside scoop from MSNBC’s Martin Bashir (British journalist now working for MSNBC), who was threatened by Palin fans using “extremely offensive language”. Yes, those are the faux Christians we are all familiar with; the flag pole “Christians” who believe that they are entitled to do and say anything to others who don’t share their beliefs in secession and biblical law (also known by them as “patriotism”).

MSNBC’s Martin Bashir did an interview with Mediate where he explained what prompted him to show his green card on the air. “When Bashir delivered a commentary on Sarah Palin’s on-again, off-again bus tour, suggesting the motive behind it all was money, Palin’s supporters unleashed a torrent of criticism–and a few lightly veiled threats. “It was extraordinary. I had people literally leaving messages (late at night),” he told us, describing some of calls as unsettling in their tone and content. “Extremely offensive language and saying things about me personally. They said they knew where my family lived.”

Tea Party candidates love to take refuge in “gotcha” journalism and accusing every single non-Fox reporter of being “far left”. This allows them to not answer questions about their previous statements while making it easy to explain criticism and facts. Their followers are duped enough to fall for it every time, and come out swinging for their alleged persecuted Chosen candidate. It’s getting old, but it’s still an effective strategy, as evidenced by CNN reporters apologizing for being shoved by Bachmann’s camp and claiming they didn’t ask any “gotcha” questions. This is what democracy looks like? Only for the Tea Party.

http://www.politicususa.com/en/msnbc ’s-martin-bashir-threats-sarah-palin-fans
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-11 08:00 PM
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1. that's the appeal of Palin,
to mindless followers who enjoy fondling themselves to what they see as her beauty (I'm not tearing on women, but tearing on men for their attitudes.)
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Mr Deltoid Donating Member (694 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-11 08:07 PM
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5. Her screechy 'finger nails on a blackboard' voice....
...makes their naughty parts tingle.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-11 08:02 PM
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2. The Muse of Jackbooted Thugs.
nt

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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-11 08:02 PM
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3. These people encompass some of the most vile elements of our society under
Edited on Sat Aug-20-11 08:03 PM by RKP5637
the cloak of godliness, patriotism and family values.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-11 08:06 PM
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4. True believers
don't seem to have a problem with this kind of thing.

I remember years ago hitting "reply to all" when I debunked a particularly ridiculous right wing email sent by a relative. Got quite an eyeful from a God loving, Bush worshipping Christian who wanted to see me as a human shield in Iraq - all for pointing out that Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-11 08:40 PM
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6. A bunch of us here held anti-War signs on a downtown streetcorner for about 5 years. Those types
used to drive by and say the most absurdly violent and obscene things. I'm old and have been around a bit, I was really surprised that they REALLY ARE ALL OF THAT UGLY!
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-11 09:07 PM
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7. The loudest, most offensive mouths attached to bodies harboring the thinnest skins imaginable
Edited on Sat Aug-20-11 09:18 PM by Bozita
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-11 09:24 PM
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8. Palin is just a female Father Coughlin.
But more crazily religious.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-11 09:44 PM
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9. Palin's people really are the worst.
Just ask any one of Alaska's progressive bloggers. They have all been threatened in one way or another.
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lindysalsagal Donating Member (444 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 05:49 AM
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10. Been staring at the reply subject cursor, unable to summon up any words
We're a nation of spoiled brats. We throw tantrums, but never put any cogent ideas together. We're pissed, and it's someone's fault, and that allows us to say and do anything, even if it is irrational or contrary to our very own ideology?

If she's running, why doesn't she say so? And if she's not, what else is she trying to accomplish but get money and attention?

I'd like one batshit crazy palinizer to tell me what she's attempting to accomplish.

But just like the teabaggers, they don't know. They're just ranting brats.
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socialindependocrat Donating Member (379 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 03:08 PM
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11. Dictating what others should think - Isn't that what we separated
from England for?

If you want to make more restrictive laws - go back to Europe!!!!!

The new laws are getting really picky!!!

I'm tired of all this control.

Laws need to be worded to allow room for personal choice!!

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