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Norway Massacre Has Dana Loesch Claiming Right is Left

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Right or Left? Depends on which way the hot air blows.
​St. Louis Tea Party co-founder and political pundit Dana Loesch thinks hard-line conservatives such as herself are being smeared by media accounts referring to Norway's Anders Behring Breivik as a "right-wing extremist."

As you surely know, Breivik is currently in police custody after killing 76 people this weekend in coordinated bomb and gun attacks. The suspect was allegedly targeting Norway's Labor Party, which he considered to be too tolerant of Muslim immigrants.

But as Loesch argues in a piece in Big Journalism, the media has it wrong. Breivik is not a right-wing extremist. He's a left-winger, at least, according to a classic definition of the term she found on (where else?) Wikipedia.

Writes Loesch:

No where in political history is "right wing" used to describe the ideology of limited government except during recent times by the left to discredit American conservatism -- and many American conservatives allow such an uneducated misuse...The media, in misusing "right wing" to immediately politicize the Oslo tragedy, indicted themselves on both ignorance and callousness.
As you might suspect, many folks have since questioned Loesch's argument. Adam Shriver at St. Louis Activist Hub does a good job debunking her interpretation of the term and notes that Loesch's online bio refers to her as a member of the "vast right-wing conspiracy." (Loesch argues on Twitter that the marketing department at 97.1 FM Talk wrote that copy.)

But one need not look any further than Loesch's own handiwork to see that she, too, has often confused what she calls the original meanings of left- and right-wing politics. In her writings on Big Journalism, Loesch is consistently attacking what she refers to as the "left" or "far-left." Most all of the time, the people and institutions she's referring to are politically liberal, which -- technically -- would make them "right" and Loesch wrong, right?

1) http://bigjournalism.com/dloesch/2011/07/11/whoopi-goldbergs-misplaced-anger/

"Politifact, the left's favorite site to cite"

2) http://bigjournalism.com/dloesch/2011/07/10/new-soros-project-aims-to-follow-gop-with-videographers/

"I realize that the left is very excited about their new effort, but the logic fueling the creation of their new propaganda center seems overblown. Here's the thing: when it's a competition, biased media loses every time. Look at the dwindling circulations of the most infamous left-leaning publications."

3) http://bigjournalism.com/dloesch/2011/07/01/white-house-calls-msnbc-complains-about-halperin-remark/

"Excuse me if I disregard the left's outrage, the same side that screamed obscenities at a 14-year-old as she spoke during a pro-Walker Wisconsin rally; the same side who blamed the Tucson massacre on conservatives before the networks could accurately report whether or not Gabrielle Giffords' was still alive (an action which caused Arizona tea partiers and Sarah Palin to get a wave of death threats). You all on the left act surprised at how much your #newtone has grown!"

4) http://bigjournalism.com/dloesch/2011/06/28/olbermann-bachmanns-a-pig/

"The left will defend by saying Olberman only implied that she was a pig since he spoke of burning ham."

5) http://bigjournalism.com/dloesch/2011/06/28/progressive-media-suffers-meltdown-over-akins-liberalism-and-god-remark/

"Local media had to dig deep to find "religious leaders" to condemn Akin's remark and apparently only spoke to far-left, social justice churches, one of which somehow managed to con its congregation into a modified religious faith that supports the dichotomy of infant genocide and Christ."
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obamaisawesome
obamaisawesome

Chad you sure enjoy smearing Dana any chance you get, you're a douche...ihatesuburbs you sound like a mysoginist to me, typical liberal

Gillooly
Gillooly

Buckle up for Scandinavia's declaration of war against all Christian nations that harbor terrorists!

Kitty
Kitty

she must not have seen Breivik's own facebook profile, in which he describes himself as "Christian" and "Conservative." whether you put "Conservative" to the left or the right, you can't change what the man wrote in his own words.

ihatesuburbs
ihatesuburbs

As long as the stupid bitch keeps making money spouting bullshit she will keep saying stupid things for the ignorant uneducated fucksticks who eat this shit up.  Like someone earlier said, simply ignore this harpy twat.

jinx
jinx

Facts: 1

Dipshits: 0

Justin
Justin

This Loesch chick gets dumber by the day.

Billly
Billly

The only thing to be done with Dana Loesch is to ignore her.  We all get a little dumber every time someone acknowledges her.

Douglas Duckworth
Douglas Duckworth

This nutjob Dana needs to go back to college and take some political science classes. I bet she thinks Baader-Meinhoff were right wing nationalists.

FUManchu
FUManchu

Loesch and her tea-party cohorts have a lot in common with Breivik and events like what occurred in Noway illustrate the anxiety of "right-wing" conservatives everywhere.

The last thing they want anyone to know is that, like their islamo-fascist (their word of course...) enemies, they would love to take us all back in time to a glorious govt. free past steeped in religious bliss, international isolation, guns, ignorant righteousness and clear cut black-and-white warm fuzzies for everyone.  Just like the 1950s only a hell of lot more repressive and certainly scarier.  I saw Breivik's youtube video and I swear it was like watching the same obtuse "connections" Glenn Beck comes up with.

FEAR...THESE...PEOPLE.  There is no telling what they would demolish and undo if they were actually given real power in the next election cycle.  If you doubt how crazy they can be...look at the footage from Oslo.

Bill Hannegan
Bill Hannegan

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."When Dana announced that she had this Scripture verse tattoed on her arm I knew she was at least a little bit Right, not just a plain conservative or Republican who only cares about holding on to her money by shrinking government.

ihatesuburbs
ihatesuburbs

No one is calling this fucking divisive asshole out for being a woman, we are doing it because she is a loudmouth bitch who likes to run her mouth and insult people on the radio and then acts hurt when people throw it back in her face. Fuck her and any of the rubes that are stupid enough to buy the shit she sells.

Anonymous
Anonymous

If you're gonna use your big words, you should learn how to spell them first

Russ Weiss
Russ Weiss

Of course Dana said nothing about the Scripture verse against the display of a tattoo on the body.  Apparently the Bible is only good when it suits her purposes just like every other issue in her ideological universe.  

Bill Hannegan
Bill Hannegan

If Dana was just a conservative or Republican, I wouldn't bother to listen to her.

jinx
jinx

You're using seriously misogynist language, dude.

Not that Republicans ever care about that sort of thing unless they get a chance to paint themselves as a victim.

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