Should threatening to shoot a presidential candidate in the face earn you a Secret Service visit?
Paul Joseph Watson
October 23, 2012
This morning, I compiled a list of Tweets from Obama supporters threatening to assassinate Mitt Romney and provoke riots if Obama loses the election. The article has since been picked up by the Drudge Report, but I subsequently came across a number of tweets even more violent and offensive than the ones featured in my article.
Twitchy has discovered yet more tweets from Obama supporters threatening to violently murder Romney. They include the following;
The establishment has tried to bury this issue by blaming the likes of Infowars for drawing attention to it. Because most of the tweets are being made by black people, it’s all our fault and we are engaging in “race-baiting”.
Apparently, according to the likes of Think Progress who downplayed the issue, it’s no big deal to threaten to shoot a presidential candidate in the face so long as your skin color is black.
Imagine how this organization, which claims it is non-partisan yet simultaneously admits its goal is centered around “driving the White House’s message and agenda,” would react to thousands of tweets threatening violence against Obama?
Since the majority of death threats against Barack Obama over the past four years have been made by white people, does that also render the issue meaningless?
Were the news outlets that reported on the death threats made by white people against Obama blamed for “race-baiting”? No, the death threats were treated seriously and investigated by the Secret Service.
Though the Secret Service said it was “aware” of the threats being made against Romney last week, no apparent effort has been made to find out if these people posed a genuine danger to the former Massachusetts Governor.
The race of those engaging in death threats against public figures shouldn’t matter, all the threats should be treated with equal concern. If anyone is engaging in “race-baiting,” it is those who have played the race card in attacking us merely for covering this story.
It is important to stress that Infowars is non-partisan. We do not support either Romney or Obama. Yet the magnitude of the double standard in the media’s failure to acknowledge this story, while leftist Obama front groups attempt to demonize those drawing attention to it, is jaw-dropping given the aggressiveness with which liberals persecute conservatives whenever heated rhetoric is targeted against left-wingers.
To their credit, many sensible black Twitter users have castigated those making the threats, pointing out the sheer stupidity of their actions, yet the American media still remains virtually mute on the entire issue.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.