It's what we like to call a Moment of Clarity. As you might remember, I wrote about the death threats that the Republicans in the Wisconsin state senate are facing. Meanwhile, Time Magazine offers this lovely headline:
Wisconsin's Governor Wins But Is He Still Dead Man Walker?
Considering the number of death threats that Walker has personally received, that's a particularly thoughtful headline, I'd say. Meanwhile, Walker went north for a fundraising event on Saturday night and encountered this scene, in which protestors/thugs were messing with the cars of people attending the fundraiser and writing down the license plate numbers. Since campaign donations are a member of public record, the thugs can easily find out the identities of people supporting Walker, so the writing down of license plate numbers is meant solely as intimidation.
Of course, the good news is that this sort of thuggery is receiving wide exposure and condemnation in the mainstream media, which were rightly concerned about threats of violence to politicians in the wake of the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords earlier this year. Wait, I stand corrected:
Not taking this seriously were ABC, CBS, MSNBC, NBC, and NPR. LexisNexis
and closed-caption dump searches of "Wisconsin and 'death threat'" produced zero
results for these so-called news outlets throughout the month of March.
I did my own Google search and found that, other than blogs, such reporting has been limited strictly to local media in Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has been consistently the best place to find out what's been happening, along with Ann Althouse's blog.
We've been through all this before. There's no point in complaining about the objectivity of the MSM, since they rarely pretend to be objective any more. If you are a conservative, you shouldn't ever expect to get a fair shake from the old media. If you hadn't understood that before, the last month has been highly educational.
The larger question is why the thuggery that's going on can continue without interruption. But that's another post.