Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Media Hype Over Right-Wing Rhetoric Is Increasing Threat Of Violence
Alex Jones & Matt Ryan
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Editor’s Note from Alex Jones: What we have here is a clear case of a self-fulfilling prophecy. The national and local media knew exactly what they were doing. They hyped to a pool of 300 million Americans over and over again that a deranged tea partier is going to gun politicians down. Then, a highly suggestible paranoid schizophrenic acts on the hype and the media instantly blames the tea party. If they continue to hype this, it will cause more deranged copycats to act.
The terrible shooting in Tucson, Arizona left six dead including federal Judge John Roll and critically injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was the act of a 22-year-old that was immediately profiled as a tea party member. The mainstream media focused on two points in his many ramblings including government mind control and refusing to use a currency not backed by gold and silver. What is most curious about this is that it appears he was profiled as the shooter before there even was a shooting. In multiple interviews with Rep. Giffords, the idea of a tea party activist using violence against her was brought up either right before or after mention of the upcoming vote to recall controversial health care reform.
In the video below, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was interviewed about an incident where the front door of her office was shattered while stock footage of tea party protesters waiving the Gadsden flag were rolling. The interview was steered in a direction that would indicate that the tea party is posing a violent threat against democrat lawmakers. They touch on Sarah Palin’s use of crosshairs on her site, explaining that this could potentially cause someone to use violence against the democrats featured in the graphic.