|Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Lewis Dear Jr.'s mug shot|
In case you were wondering if the right wing media possessed the ability to wind up some loner lunatic into a hate filled frenzy causing him to commit a mass murder at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic… They do... and they did.
As proof all you have to do is listen to the words Robert Lewis Dear Jr. uttered when he was finished killing and maiming the innocent people at the Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains clinic in Colorado Springs...
“No more baby parts”
Sound familiar? It should because it was the never-ending refrain of Fox News, conservative radio and the Republican presidential hopefuls that they repeated ad nauseam. Selling fetal tissue samples i.e. “baby parts” was the focal point of the heated rhetoric of the right wing media concerning the issue of abortion and Planned Parenthood. And as you can see the not so unforeseeable result of whipping an unhinged anti-choice zealot into a blood frenzy has come to fruition.
In addition it was reported that in subsequent interviews law enforcement sources described Dear's statements as “disjointed” rantings in which he, of course, referred to President Obama several times.
Congratulations right wing hate merchants, mission accomplished.
|Dear's remote shack in the North Carolina woods...|
|...adorned with a crucifix made of twigs|
The man who took the bait and perpetrated the attack on the Planned Parenthood clinic was described by acquaintances as loner who spent most of his time in a shack in the North Carolina woods when he wasn’t in his trailer in Colorado. Along with being a drifter Dear had been arrested for sexual misconduct, beating his wife and abusing animals. Neighbors reported that he freely handed out anti-Obama literature and believed the president was ‘ruining America”.
A perfect example of a low information consumer of right wing hate if there ever was one.
The conservative media’s lies created this domestic terrorist - A radical Christian extremist - unable to sift through the multitude of lies they so readily dispense on a daily basis. Earlier this week we saw white supremistits open fire on a Black Lives Matters protest. Now we see a terror style attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic… What will next week hold for the targets of Fox News and their ilk?