Or is it on purpose? I mean, with a headline like "Nugent threatens death if Obama wins in November," you'd've thunk the guy had issued a call to vote from the rooftops. ZOMG!
...The only problem with that analysis is that once you've filtered out the obvious hyperbole and Braveheart references, all you're left with along the line of death threats is Ted predicting, "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year."
I guess technically that does count, but even the Secret Service, rushing in to investigate this terrifying use of the First Amendment, decided he was no threat to the peace or the person of the President, et. seq.
So I guess we're all so very lucky that the oldstream media is around to try whupping up the hate, hey?
Cripes. I'm expecting a probing look into wicked plans of the cheerleader who swears she will just die if Romney wins this Fall. What? Nothing?
Dang, I have got to make sure there's popcorn and sodas on hand come November. "Western Civ. goes even farther over the edge! You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll end up dead or in jail!" Don't miss it if you can; and you can't. It's Now Playing on every block, every corner, every screen, and it has neither common sense nor a sense of humor, let alone proportion.
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