Sunday, March 28, 2010

Straying off the subject

Fox News Producer Megan Whittemore Joins Eric Cantor's Office As Deputy Press Secretary (March 18th)
Megan Whittemore was research producer for "Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace" before joining Cantor's office. Cantor appeared on the show this past Sunday.

"Megan brings exceptional energy, enthusiasm, and experience to our leadership office communications team," Cantor said in an announcement. "We welcome her talents to help deliver our message and manage media coverage. She will play a critical role working with media outlets in Virginia to deliver important and breaking news

Rep. Bart Stupak on Receiving Death Threats After Health Care Vote (March 25th)
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, HOST: House Minority Whip Eric Cantor took to the microphone this morning, announcing his office was shot at and he is receiving threatening e-mails. Congressman Cantor says the incidents should not be politicized.

REP. ERIC CANTOR, R-VA., MINORITY WHIP: It is reckless to use these incidents as media vehicles for political gain. That is why I have deep concerns that some — DCCC chairman Van Hollen and DNC chairman Tim Kaine in particular — are dangerously fanning the flames by suggesting that these incidents be used as a political weapon.

"By ratcheting up the rhetoric, some will only inflame these situations to dangerous levels. Enough is enough. It has to stop," said House Republican Whip Eric Cantor.

Cantor's Office Claims Ignorance In Pumping Up Random Shot Incident
(March 26th)
The office of Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) is pushing back against criticism of the congressman's dramatic press conference Thursday in which he claimed that his Richmond campaign office was shot at -- only hours before police said that a bullet had penetrated the window, but not the blinds, of the office on a downward trajectory, after someone fired into the air.

The [shooting] incident occurred at 1 a.m. Tuesday morning -- more than two days before the Cantor press conference.

TPM Live Wire got a screen grab of FoxNews' breathlessly breaking news when the Cantor statements were first released:

Liberal heads are exploding all over the United States. Three words, “Don’t retreat. RELOAD!!!” created quite the stir. So did the image of cross hairs on targeted congressional districts on a SarahPAC ad. The Alinsky trained leftists are in a hissy fit over Governor Palin’s use of gun metaphors. They find it “offensive.” They find it “threatening.” Too bad for them.

Leftists have no problem with threatening Governor Palin and her family.

Obama’s supporters routinely call for her to be assassinated or harmed in grievous ways all the time on various Internet forums.

We have a little news for you Obama-philes: You better get used to Gov. Palin’s locking, loading and reloading. She won’t sit down and shut up. She’ll keep speaking up and voicing the will of the American people. Get used to the cross hairs on her ads. I hope she puts more cross hairs on the next run of that ad. And if you don’t like our celebration of it, go to another site, because at US for Palin, our lock and load party runs 24 hours a day seven days a week, 365 days a year – 366 on a leap year. We make no apologies for it, and are quite proud of it. Just like Gov. Palin, we don’t retreat. We reload.

Pennsylvania man arrested for alleged threats to kill Rep. Cantor
How the FBI busted one YouTube nutjob in under a day
A Tennessee man accused of planning a "killing spree" against African-Americans in a 2008 plot that included then-presidential candidate Barack Obama as a target, pleaded guilty Monday to eight charges in connection with the crime,



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