CBS, AP, N.Y. Daily News Play Twitter Tag on Conservatives With the Austin Pilot

It’s getting tiresome that the liberal media will use the ramblings of any extremist on Twitter and try and associate them with the conservative movement. [on their 48 Hours Mystery page] blogged the AP and the New York Daily News reporting that Austin suicide pilot Joe Stack has fan pages on the Internet:

"Finally an American man took a stand against our tyrannical government that no longer follows the Constitution," wrote Emily Walters of Louisville, Ky.

"Joe Stack, you are a true American Hero and we need more of you to make a stand," tweeted Greg Lenihan of San Diego, according to the paper.

...If they think that’s not a sop to the left, the Daily Kos rejoiced at the story:  

I don't find it that surprising that teabaggers have adopted Joe Stack as their "True American Hero" (a big attaboy to CBS News for correctly identifying Mr. Stack as a "domestic terrorist").  When your movement is led by the likes of Glenn Beck and Orly Taitz, you need all the fresh heroic figures you can get.

But it gets more bizarre, as "Crashing Vor" ties Joe Stack to Joe the Plumber and Sarah Palin:

After a moment's thought, however, their choice of new role model falls neatly into their preexisting pantheon.  He'll fit nicely in the frame with the guy named Joe the Plumber who is neither, the half-term governor who proved that a winner never quits by quitting, and the legions of power-tied, blow-dried yammerheads reading their condemnations of teleprompters--from teleprompters.

The teabagger--oh, sorry, Tea Party--movement raises as its standard bearers the most mediocre of American wits, and its members justify their choice of mentors with a perverted sense of egalitarianism.  Why are Palin, or the Joes Stack, Wilson and Plumber, inspiring?  Why, because "they're just like me!"

At least the blogger derides himself as an old crank, and suggests he would never be a hero to the left. Like Markos Moulitsas is, for publishing this kind of lazy guilt by association?

[Hat tip: Rock Me Bob and Betty]

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis