Always, always, always – when you see stories in the mainstream media about conservatives’ moral crimes and misdemeanors, remember two things:
- Berg’s Seventh Law of Liberal Projection – “When a Liberal issues a group defamation or assault on conservatives’ ethics, character or respect for liberty or the truth, they are at best projecting, and at worst drawing attention away from their own misdeeds” – has never been challenged, much less repealed.
- It’s the liberal press. If’s most likely either painstakingly stripped of context, if it’s not an outright lie.
With that in mindThe Gateway Pundit notes an example of the media jumping all over the story of a “Tea Party Leader” accused of rape.
Untrue? Naturally. The guy had no connection with any Tea Party organization that anyone with the Tea Party could identify.
We have, of course, run into this before in Minnesota – during the 2010 campaign, Andy Birkey at the Minnesoros “Independent” ran a piece claiming that some schlub who left a profane and insulting message on the AFSCME voice mail was a “Tea Party Organizer”, notwithstanding the fact that not a single actual Tea Party organizer had ever heard of the guy.
If Charles Manson called himself a Tea Partier, the media would run with it.