Post by Origanalist on Jun 22, 2014 1:02:06 GMT -8
National Public Radio's Morning Edition aired a story by Kirk Siegler on Tuesday morning on the enduring tensions at Cliven Bundy's ranch in Nevada, where armed protestors faced down the federal government in May.
The story notes that the married couple who carried out a deadly shooting spree in Las Vegas last week had been at the Bundy ranch. Siegler fails, however, to note that they had also been at an Occupy protest.
Moreover, while Siegler's story, as posted on the NPR website, mentions that the murderers were asked to leave the ranch," that portion of the story did not actually air, as the audio of the story reveals. Listeners are left to believe that Bundy and fellow protestors shared some connection with the murderers--if not personal, then political and ideological.
By implication, other critics of federal power may be linked to such violence as well.
"Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break in pieces."