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Friday, April 20, 2012
NewsBusters: Obama Is Just As Offensive As Ted Nugent!
Topic: NewsBusters

Yes, Brad Wilmouth wrote this in an April 21 NewsBusters post:

Uniquely among the broadcast network evening newscasts, Wednesday's NBC Nightly News highlighted controversial comments about President Obama recently made by conservative rocker Ted Nugent, even bringing up another controversial clip from 2007.

But correspondent Andrea Mitchell failed to mention that Obama has his own history of using violent metaphors, as, during the 2008 campaign, then-Senator Obama gave a speech in which he spoke of bringing a gun to a knife fight.

Obama is just as offensive as Ted Nugent? Really?

Interestingly, Wilmouth quotes only one of the "controversial" things Nugent said, and he completely ignores the apparent death threat of Nugent's statement that he will either be dead or in jail if Obama is re-elected.

Wilmouth also euphemistically notes that NBC aired "a clip of Nugent attacking Obama and Hillary Clinton at a concert in 2007," but was careful not to mention what he actually said:  Obama is a "piece of shit" who should "suck on my machine gun," and Clinton is a "worthless bitch."

Of coruse, given that the MRC all but endorsed Rush Limbaugh's sliming of Sandra Fluke as a "slut," it's likely that Wilmouth agrees with Nugent's assessment, though he's clearly too gutless to say so in public.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:10 PM EDT

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