In a desperate attempt to explain away the violent actions of the Tea Party, Fox News contributor Liz Trotta claimed the left wing invented violent dissent. No, really, Trotta said, “You know the left wing virtually invented violent dissent during the 1960’s.” In the bizzaro world of Fox News people like Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy invented violent dissent.
Here is the video courtesy of Media Matters:
Trotta was trotted out to blame the media for exaggerating the Tea Party violence, but first she started off with this doozey, “Well, you know, the left wing virtually invented violent dissent going back to the 1960s, so to hear everybody wildly exaggerate and embroidering everything that has happened in Washington is really laughable, and the media has been suckered into it.”
According to Fox News the fact that African American members of Congress were spit on, and had racial slurs hurled at them is an exaggeration perpetuated by the foolish media because we all know that angry white people would never do.
There is no historical precedent for that at all:
It is not like the left was led in the 1960s by a man who preached non violence:
Once again, Fox News tried to whitewash history in order to cover up for the deplorable behavior of their angry white mob. The media has not exaggerated these stories, and by trying to explain them away Fox is not only condoning the violence, but also setting the stage for more to occur. Even if it was possible for the left wing to have invented violent dissent, it still would not justify the recent actions of certain members of the Tea Party. Fox News and the GOP have tapped into the worst elements on the right, and they have no amount of revisionist history can erase their responsibility for enabling hate.