Today across the front page of every major newspaper, and headlining every news show on cable and network, were stories about "hateful right-wing racists" and "teabaggers," as the leftist smear machine went into full effect.
I caught the beginning of every prime-time MSNBC show this evening, and all three lead with stories condemning the violent actions and threats perpetrated against Congressional representatives this weekend and over the past couple of days.
First, let's make sure we all understand and agree that if some of the events described actually took place, that would be reprehensible. However, to date there is no physical evidence that any Congressional member was called a racial epitaph or spat upon. No video tape, no picture, no audio. All we have is the word of a handful of members of the Democratic party, but then I doubt they would make any effort to smear Tea Party Patriots... especially given that there were, what - 30,000 or more people in the surrounding area, many with cell phones and video cameras, plus news agencies? Not one person managed to capture these events on camera?
An interesting side note - it seems Andrew Breitbart has offered $10K of his own money, to be donated to the United Negro College Fund, to anyone who can produce such video footage.
It seems there has been a window broken at one member's local office, and a handful of nasty phone messages left for Bart Stupak. I do not wish to diminish the seriousness of such events, but there should be full investigations conducted before blame is placed upon anyone - after all, isn't part of the American legal system the presumption of innocence until guilt is proven beyond reasonable doubt?
So as the leftist media and left wing politicians ratchet up the smear campaign - spending an amazing amount of time just on Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, Mr. Beck decided to turn it back on the left in one of the funniest segments of television in recent memory.