Reports that James Eric Fuller, a democratic Arizona shooting victim, threatened a tea party activist proves that Sarah Palin and the tea party shouldn’t be so hard on the “lamestream” media.
Just days after Sarah Palin accused the media of “blood libel” for targeting her target map (apparently the real victim was her, not those that lost their lives in the shooting or their families), those big, bad liberal journalists are throwing her one very big juicy bone. So will she pounce on it?
The LA Times reports that one of the Arizona shooting victims, a…wait for it…democrat (Sarah Palin is already salivating) by the name of James Eric Fuller (going by three names is never good) recently told a tea party activist, “You’re dead” (OMG, she’s jumping for joy) at a town hall meeting for victims and witnesses.
James Eric Fuller was shot in the knee by gunman Jared Lee Loughner, and this angry disabled vet is definitely proof that the “vitriol” from both sides doesn’t stop here. And to make this an even juicier story for Sarah Palin, the guy making death threats is a former campaign volunteer for Gabrielle Giffords. Could this story get any better for Sarah Palin? (Oh, don’t worry; this crazy guy was taken in for a psychiatric evaluation.)
The subject that incited James Eric Fuller to make his threat was apparently gun control, and his death threat was aimed at a tea party spokesman being interviewed about his opposition to gun control laws. James Eric Fuller has also made statements blaming the likes of Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and Sharron Angle for the Tucson shooting.
With the “lamestream” media throwing such a great anti-Democrat story out there for Sarah Palin supporters to eat up, will she forgive the media and perhaps use this story to her advantage? It would be so easy for her to post a message saying, “see, the left is where the real loonies are,” but in doing so, she would also be admitting that the media doesn’t just report on tea party activists behaving badly.
So poor Sarah Palin just can’t win when it comes to using the media to her advantage, unless she’s using someone like Sean Hannity. But when you can make a living by speaking at sold out hunting conventions, do you really need to keep whining about the media not being on your side?