What Hath Rush, Hannity And O’Reilly Wrought?

Ken AshfordCrime, Right Wing Punditry/Idiocy, War on Terrorism/TortureLeave a Comment

James Adkisson has been sentenced to life behind bars for the deaths of Greg McKendry and Linda Kraeger, the Unitarian Universalist church-goers who died during his assault on their church in Knoxville, TN last July.

What Adkisson left behind is his four-page handwritten manifesto, which can be read here (PDF format).  It's a reiteration of the talking points of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, Ann Coulter and the whole hateful bunch.  This guy actually absorbed their eliminationist rhetoric and turned into action — a killing spree in a "progressive" church. 

Some excerpts:

"Know this if nothing else: This was a hate crime. I hate the damn left-wing liberals. There is a vast left-wing conspiracy in this country & these liberals are working together to attack every decent & honorable institution in the nation, trying to turn this country into a communist state. Shame on them….

"This was a symbolic killing. Who I wanted to kill was every Democrat in the Senate & House, the 100 people in Bernard Goldberg's book. I'd like to kill everyone in the mainstream media. But I know those people were inaccessible to me. I couldn't get to the generals & high ranking officers of the Marxist movement so I went after the foot soldiers, the chickenshit liberals that vote in these traitorous people. Someone had to get the ball rolling. I volunteered. I hope others do the same. It's the only way we can rid America of this cancerous pestilence."

"I thought I'd do something good for this Country Kill Democrats til the cops kill me….Liberals are a pest like termites. Millions of them Each little bite contributes to the downfall of this great nation. The only way we can rid ourselves of this evil is to kill them in the streets. Kill them where they gather. I'd like to encourage other like minded people to do what I've done. If life aint worth living anymore don't just kill yourself. do something for your Country before you go. Go Kill Liberals."

Adkisson also admits this: "This was an act of political protest."  Therefore, by his own admission, he was committing an act of domestic terrorism.

That's right.  Let history record that the right-wing talking heads incited an act of domestic terrorism.  Reflect on that.