Opinion

MSM hot to pin the tail on the jackass

At this writing, we know nothing of the political leanings of [intlink id=”714880″ type=”post”]Hutaree, the paramilitary group arrested by federal authorities for conspiracy to commit sedition[/intlink].

Hutaree’s Web site only discusses is a religious bond—Christians preparing for the coming of the Antichrist. Not one word of politics.

Any honest journalist would refrain from infusing a report about the group with words that would suggest a political leaning one way or the other—because no one honestly knows.

Of course the leftists in American mainstream media are the most dishonest journalists since the Soviet’s Pravda, so naturally they are hanging the sign “right wing” on Hutaree, in their never-ending attempt to associate violence with conservative thinking.

American political conservatism, or the “right wing,” is first and foremost (and many would argue exclusively) economic, tracing its commitment to freedom and laissez-faire fiscal policies to the 17th and 18th century enlightenment thinkers whose work led to the founding of America.

In what way then can anyone call Hutaree “right-wing?” Are they Burkean? Lockean? Do they sit ‘round the campfire discussing the finer points of Milton Friedman’s consumption function or the Laffer curve?

Or is Hutaree being Christian what guarantees them the moniker “right-wing?” By that thinking, the leftist media would be averring that no one on the political left is a Christian. Since many Christians voted for Obama, it would be just as dumb to call Hutaree “Obama supporters” as it is to call them “right wing” at this point. But mainstream media only plays dumb when it comes to mislabeling violence as “right wing,” which they do frequently.