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When Roger West first launched the progressive political blog "News From The Other Side" in May 2010, he could hardly have predicted the impact that his venture would have on the media and political debate. As the New Media emerged as a counterbalance to established media sources, Roger wrote his copious blogs about national politics, the tea party movement, mid-term elections, and the failings of the radical right to the vanguard of the New Media movement. Roger West's efforts as a leading blogger have tremendous reach. NFTOS has led the effort to bring accountability to mainstream media sources such as FOX NEWS,CNN and Andy Breitbart's "Big Journalism. Roger's breadth of experience, engaging style, and cultivation of loyal readership - over 92 million visitors - give him unique insight into the past, present, and future of the New Media and political rhetoric that exists in our society today. What we are against: Radical Right Wing Agendas Incompetent Establishment Public Coruption Corporate Malfeasence We are for: Global and Econmoic Security Social and Economic Justice Media Accountability Healthy Communities

Monday, January 10, 2011

Many Places To Point Fingers

gWith the recent mass murder and attempted assignation of Congresswoman Giffords and other Federal officials this past Saturday, we at NFTOS find the blame all around us.

Being a alumni of the University of Arizona (Class of 85) I have never been more prouder of both my second home (Tucson) and the universities medical center. Bar none both top shelf entities.

While every township, county, State, city, metropolis in the Unites States has is share of lunatics, what transpired this past weekend in Tucson is an ever present threat in our society. Why is that?
Four main issues seem to come to the forefront:

1. Extreme political vitriol
2. U.S. Gun Laws and the lax thereof - for later blog
3. How the US deals with the lunatic - for later blog
4. Parental (supervision, child raising, monitoring)

NFTOS fully believes that these above issues in their order are the reasons for the shooting that occurred in Tucson.



National temperament, political discourse, political climate, all contribute to the incendiary volatile political arena we now see today.

Gifford's herself in March 2010 spoke to MSNBC about the Sarah Palin (crosshair) webpage. Certainly a full circle moment for Gifford's.



Clearly Jared Loughner's intent was to first assassinate Congresswoman Giffords, and while the right-wing's violent rhetoric is not directly responsible for the tragic shooting in AZ, the current political rhetoric has reached an unacceptable level. Yet, the right-wing media has consistently downplayed its displays of violence toward Democrats, portraying Democrats who received threats following the health care vote as overreacting or lying, while also downplaying the significance of protesters who attended rallies and events while armed.



Follow this link to see a plethora of gaseous, unstable, inciting "freedoms of speech" blurted by right-wing extremist. http://mediamatters.org/research/201101100003

Right-Wing has media mocked concerns about violent rhetoric during health care debate and once the health bill {obamacare} passed, Democrats saw a increase rise in threats and here is a example: http://mediamatters.org/research/201101100005

Queen tea party activist Dana Loesch posted today this rhyme, reason and justification for the Sarah Palin "crosshair" posting. http://bigjournalism.com/dloesch/2011/01/09/the-difference-between-purveyor-symbols-and-crosshairs/

Whether the symbol is or is not a crosshair is irrelevant, and we wouldn't expect the uneducated Loesch to know any better. Not surprising to NFTOS Dana's response is yet more denial from right-wing extremism. "Apologize" really Dana?! We have posted a myriad of times a email to Dana Loesch explaining that her hate and anger would on day cause innocent deaths. That days has come to Dana.

NFTOS has emailed both Glenn Beck and Dana Loesch regarding one, the email in question, two asking both to either tone down the garbage talk or either resign their positions on air.



This would be just a start as Faux News itself daily regurgitates hate and discontent toward progressives.



Glenn Beck, Sharon Angel, Sarah Palin, Allen West, Dana Loesch, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, frequently encourage the "old west" mentality.





Extreme GOP Vitriol started or gave birth around the time of the ACORN issue. Andrew Breitbart and company (Biggovernment and bigjournalism) have been the leaders of political discourse, and vitriol. (Visit their website and read some comments as see for yourself http://bigjournalism.com/). Breitbart and Co are also not exclusive to trouble and controversaries.

At the end of the day whether all the hate and discontent distributed from Faux and any of its by products are responsible for the tragedy in Tucson are inappurtenant and inapropos.

When did debate and political differences turn to hate, violence, and mayhem? Why are republicans so angry? Why do they incite anger and then turn the other cheek, or completely ignore the ramifications of the fruits of their labor.

We do not intend to ignore the other 'issues' listed above. Gun control and controlling the insane are just as important as quashing the "hate freedom of speech" of the right.

I have predicted this tragedy or one like it since day one of this blog, some 8 months ago.

There is literally 100's of thousands of videos, soundbites, and information regarding the vitriol from the right. We choose only to post a smattering of some of the most disgusting from camp right wing. Our staff combed 18 hours of video alone today. Why is there so much out there? Because it actually exists, so for those of the right to refudiate it is utterly riduculous!

Until the extreme right tones down the second amendment old west carry em and shoot em up mentality, then we as a society can only expect those with less than half a brain cell to be angered and act upon that anger.

Unequivocally "freedom of speech" has its ramifications, and until we learn that all "unalienable rights" come with severe consequences when they are abused, then and only then shall we become the "United States"!


NFTOS