Climate of hate

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on January 16, 2011

Eric Fuller is a Democrat and was one of the victims of last weekend’s Tucson shooting. He quickly became a hero to the left when he gave an interview to liberal talk show “Democracy Now!” blaming Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and Sharron Angle for the shooting.

The next day, Fuller was at a town hall sponsored by ABC News when he yelled “you’re dead” at a Tea Party spokesman. [via Hot Air]

The death threat can be heard immediately after the bolded text if you listen carefully.

TRENT HUMPHRIES: It’s not just gun laws that are standing in the way of this happening.

There are all kinds of laws that Congress needs to look at and — and I think there is a time for this debate. But for what we saw and felt right now, I’m not sure that applause and things going on are appropriate right now until we’ve had actually, maybe had the funerals finished for the people that have –that were (sic) suffered and died.

My neighbor is one of those people. And — and I loved that man. And — and I want to see — I want to see some introspection maybe from the people before the national debate happens. You know, and those — and — and it’s very well to have those things. But something’s going to have to happen with — with everybody.

And — and I just — I mean, it’s — it’s something that where as a country, we talk about political discourse and what’s appropriate and what’s not. I think that — that applies to everybody including the media who’s — who’s — you know, and not in this — this — this has been a very, very cathartic thing for everybody.

Immediately after the shooting to see people jump to political angles. I just don’t want to see that right now and I’m a very political person. So I — I would ask that maybe we — we have that discussion and it’s a larger discussion and that — and that we have that just a little bit later.

NBC News reports on the aftermath:

A Tucson mass shooting victim was taken into custody Saturday after yelling "you're dead" at a Tea Party spokesman during the taping of an ABC-TV town hall event hosted by Christianne Amanpour.

The Pima County Sheriff's Office said J. Eric Fuller, 63, was involuntarily committed to an undisclosed medical facility, NBC News reported. The Associated Press said he was undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.

He faces charges of threats and intimidation and disorderly conduct, according to Tucson TV station KGUN.

Obviously, Paul Krugman is to blame.

Congress will also likely pass a law forcing the TV station to change its call letters.

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