Hate-Crime Wave Is Just Lefty Fakery

Past incidents overblown at best, duplicitous at worst
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 27, 2010 5:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – Reports of political hate crimes against Democrats since the passage of the health care reform bill are overblown at best, and downright lies at worst, Michelle Malkin writes, charging that Nancy Pelosi & Co. “can’t stand the heat” and so manufactured “a Tea Party epidemic of racism, harassment, and violence against them.” Many of the charges remain uncorroborated, Malkin says—yet the mainstream media aren’t waiting for that to condemn conservatives as hateful.

Malkin points to other supposed anti-liberal crimes that turned out to be not as reported: The Kentucky census worker whose death turned out to be an insurance scam; shouts at a Sarah Palin rally that, rather than calling Barack Obama a “nigger” pegged him as a “redistributor,” and more. The mainstream media “never take a break from whitewashing leftist intolerance,” Malkin huffs, and “being a Democrat Party official means never having to say you’re sorry for smearing conservative dissent.”

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