San Francisco-area newspapers reported a heavily armed unemployed 45-year-old man in body armor named Byron Williams had a shootout with California Highway Police in Oakland, and apparently he was angry with left-wingers. Naturally, the Daily Kos blog was the first to see the would-be killer as inspired by...Fox News. So said blogger "Dem Beans" on Monday, who worried he might have targeted Barbara Boxer or Nancy Pelosi:
His mother said simply that he 'watched the news' and was 'upset at Congress railroading through all these left-wing agenda items'. One can surmise that the only 'news' churning their viewers constantly and getting them 'upset' is Fox.
The irresponsibility of the right-wing media is surely going to result in more Byron Williams across the country. Potential bloodshed, even of police officers, seems a price they're willing to pay to push their agenda.
This kind of charge is the thing that makes bloggers look bad, to imagine the absolute worst intentions of your enemies, that they're willing to accept a few downed policemen or assassinated politicians for the ratings points.
Twenty minutes earlier, the diarist "eternallyvigilant" wondered why those "low information" conservatives have to shoot things up, while liberals believe in making peaceful change at the polling place:
Seeing all the Sarah Palin diaries this morning makes me wonder why these low information people are not more angry about the kinds of erosion of our freedoms as mentioned in Jesselyn Radack's diary and the take over of the press during the BP disaster than they are of the attempts by this administration to help the working people of this country? Why do they pick up guns for their "solution" and we go to the ballot box?
[Hat tip: MSE, Not MSM]