As I was reading a column by the Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson entitled “The Hutaree militia and the rising risk of right-wing violence,” I was distracted by reality.
While the left bends over backwards trying to connect the arrested members of the Hutaree Militia to the Tea Parties (::cough:: CNN ::cough::), we’re given this reminder that CNN, along with Frank Rich, will conveniently overlook:
Most of the indicted militia members accused of being anti-government extremists have active voting records, a check with area voter registration offices showed yesterday.
One is a registered Democrat, and the party affiliations of the rest could not be determined.
Of all the right-wing Tea Partying Republican types (we know that’s the case because CNN and Eugene Robinson said so) in the Ohio chapter of the Hutaree militia, the first and so far only member whose party affiliation could be determined is a registered Democrat? Imagine the odds.
Will CNN report this? Will Frank Rich mention this fact in a column? Will Keith Olbermann make the aforementioned registered Democrat the “Worrrrst person in the worrrlllld“? Nah… it goes against their pre-drawn conclusions & pre-packaged hit pieces.