The False Equivalency Game
Or in the words of Crooks and Liars' David Neiwert:
Come and talk to us again about how nasty and wrong hateful talk from the left is when:
-- A liberal walks into a church and opens fire on the congregation because they're all a bunch of conservatives and he wants to kill as many right-wingers as he can.
-- A liberal walks into another church and shoots a doctor in the head.
-- A liberal shoots three police officers who come to his door because he fears the president is going to take his guns away.
-- A liberal walks into the Holocaust Museum and shoots a guard because he hates Jews and believes it's time to start a race war.
-- A liberal walks into the Pentagon and opens fire because he believes the government is plotting against its citizens.
-- A pack of gun-loving liberals forms a plot to kill law-enforcement officers and start a revolution.
See, that isn't happening. But it is happening with characters from the right, opening fire on various perceived "liberal" targets, law enforcement officers, and government employees.Exactly.