I think we are finding our newest MSM mantra about how evil Americans in general are and Republicans in particular are. Mark this as an example of that with the fear that Barack Huessein Obama will get assassinated. This time the New York Times is raising the specter on their The Caucus blog in a report by Sarah Wheaton.
Today, in Dover, Francine Torge, a former John Edwards supporter, said this while introducing Mrs. Clinton: “Some people compare one of the other candidates to John F. Kennedy. But he was assassinated. And Lyndon Baines Johnson was the one who actually” passed the civil rights legislation.
The comment, an apparent reference to Senator Barack Obama, is particularly striking given documented fears among blacks that Mr. Obama will be assassinated if elected.
This is an obvious attempt to pump up Obama by an MSM who is starting to feel that their choice, Hillary, is wounded. I think the MSM is trying to switch candidates by raising Obama up to mythic status. These faux assassination fears are built on equating Obama with Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. -- but more often Kennedy. This sort of thing elevates Obama to the hero status that the left heaps upon Bobbie as well as serving to fan the all-Americans-are-racists talking point that the left is so in love with.
Keep a NewsBusters eye out for this MSM meme. I have seen it several times of late, so it is spreading throughout the MSM for sure.(See previous NB report)