Eugene Robinson writes for the Washington Post and is a decided liberal.
I’ll let John at Verum Serum take it from there:
Back in March of this year, Robinson wrote a column titled “The Hutaree militia and the rising risk of far-right violence.” Here’s how it began:
The arrests of members of a Michigan-based “Christian” militia group should convince doubters that there is good reason to worry about right-wing, anti-government extremism — and potential violence — in the Age of Obama.
Robinson goes on to argue that there is a sharp divide between left-wing fringe groups and groups like the Hutaree on the right:
for the most part, far-left violence in this country has gone the way of the leisure suit and the AMC Gremlin. An anti-globalization movement, including a few window-smashing anarchists, was gaining traction at one point, but it quickly diminished after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. An environmental group and an animal-rights group have been linked with incidents of arson. Beyond those particulars, it is hard to identify any kind of leftist threat.
There’s more but that’s the gist of it. Now we come to today and Robinson has another column, this time touching on the New Black Panther Party. Here’s what he writes:
Before Sherrod, the cause celebre of the “You Must Fear Obama” campaign involved something called the New Black Panther Party. Never heard of it? That’s because it’s a tiny group that exists mainly in the fevered imaginations of its few members. Also in the alternate reality of Fox News: One of the network’s hosts has devoted more than three hours of air time in recent weeks to the grave threat posed by the NBPP. Actually, I suspect that this excess is at least partly an attempt by a relatively obscure anchor to boost her own notoriety.
Notice any difference?
If you didn’t notice a difference, I’d suggest strongly that you too are a decided liberal. But in case you’re not, John summarizes things nicely for you at his place. Read it all and understand why Mr. Robinson has no credibility, no integrity and deserves no respect.
And then bookmark Verum Serum as a regular read. John and company are consistently on the top of their game.