Mainstream Media Incitement of Violence Against Republicans Leads to Shooting of U.S. Congressman

George Washington's picture

The madman who opened fire and shot a sitting U.S. congressman (and majority whip) and others today is a liberal who wanted to "kill as many Republicans as possible", who was a member of a group called "Terminate the Republican Party", and who had recently written:

It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.

And at least some liberals expressed pleasure that the congressman was shot.

How did the left become the crazies advocating violence against other Americans?

It’s often said that corruption starts at the top.   And the corporate media has been overtly or covertly calling for violence against the Trump administration for months.  

Trump may be a terrible president, but the media is completely out of hand inciting violence against a sitting president (the New York Times and Time Warner supporting a play showing the assassination of Trump doesn’t help the optics.)

Assassination fantasies have become so common that their are now cartoons about them.

I passionately and continually fight to protect free speech …

But inciting violence is not free speech.

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HalEPeno's picture

Sow to the wind, reap the whirlwind.  One has to suspect that this will not be an isolated occurance.  Anything or anybody that can be identified as remotely pro Trump is going to be in the cross hairs...literally.

VWAndy's picture

 Its a cult buddy. You have to be totally commited to it. They want me dead too. Maybe even more.

TEATIME's picture

I wonder if the NYT or CNN have baseball teams. I wonder if the kids of those working for the NYT or CNN have baseball teams

Gohigher's picture



Tax Cuts.... Non-Interventionalism, Jail Hillary, Investigate the CGI Foundation, SETH  RICH, Ped-esta, ad. nauseum .....

ronaldwilsonreagan's picture

You may go to jail but Hillary will remain Scot Free, Know that, Get over that, Are you like 2 years old or something.

bogbeagle's picture

Inciting violence IS free speech, and I'll tell you why.


There are NO words that I can utter, which will cause your limbs to move, in the absence of your WILL.  Thus, there are no words I can utter, which will cause you to commit violent acts, against your will.


If you inist that words can do this, you are rejecting the concept of personal responsibility ... which is a fundamental tenet of all Justice systems. This is exactly how the Leftists behave ... rejecting personal responsibility for their own actions.


In effect, you are selling a variant of, "I was only following orders."

Akzed's picture

In effect, you are selling a variant of, "I was only following orders."

I assume that you are referring to the Nuremburg show trials. The Germans who attempted this defense were under the misapprehension that the British law governing the trials of POW's was in effect, that explicitly allowed this defense. The (((Allies))) however had designated the prisoners as something other than POW's preceisely to deflect this claim upon their own military justice system, so it was disallowed and its attempted use villified ever since.


Centerist's picture

The definition of "incitement" is as follows according to 

18 U.S. Code § 2102

"(b) As used in this chapter, the term “to incite a riot”, or “to organize, promote, encourage, participate in, or carry on a riot”, includes, but is not limited to, urging or instigating other persons to riot, but shall not be deemed to mean the mere oral or written (1) advocacy of ideas or (2) expression of belief, not involving advocacy of any act or acts of violence or assertion of the rightness of, or the right to commit, any such act or acts."

The reason that incitement could be considered different from free speech is that no mass activity takes place of its own volition.  It has to be organized.  Based on the legal definition of "incitement" it does take more than just an expression of one's sentiments for violence.  One has to pretty actively campaign or lobby a group of individuals to organize them into a violent mob.

This is how our free speech rights are protected and how it is difficult to actually charge anyone with incitement.

Chupacabra-322's picture

Here's a perfect example.

Pure a Evil War Criminal at Large Treasonous Psychopath Loretta Lynch.

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration’s former Attorney General Loretta Lynch has made an impassioned video plea for more marching, blood and death on the streets – a video that was later posted on the Facebook page of Senate Democrats as “words of inspiration.”

What the Fuck more evidence does one need to realize that we're

Tyrannically Lawless.

Thom Paine's picture

There is a Terrorist organisation more dangerous to the USA than those in the Middle East - the Main Stream Media terrorist organisation.

The MSM Terrorist - Enterprise Statement

We are a group of media outlets working together to remove Trump, create violence and choas across America, to destroy American democracy, and protect criminality in Washington and in government, to protect pedophiles, political murderers and protect the Clintons and their kind, to remove the ethnic identity of the USA, to destroy white peoples in the USA and to ensure the Democratic party is the only party able to form governments. We have available the use of coordinated lies, mistruths, inventions, incement of violence, incitement of murders of those against us. We have the use of the NSA FBI CIA and Democrat congressmen.

Chupacabra-322's picture

"We are a group of Operation Mocking Bird Presstitute media outlets working together to remove Trump, create violence and choas across America, to destroy American democracy, and protect criminality in Washington and in government, to protect pedophiles, political murderers and protect the Clintons and their kind, to remove the ethnic identity of the USA, to destroy white peoples in the USA and to ensure the False Right / Left Parardim of Democratic & Repubilcan parties are the only parties able to form Corporate government. We have available via The Smith Mundt Act the use of coordinated lies, mistruths, inventions, incement of violence, incitement of murders of those against us. We have the use of our overlords at the Pure Evil Criminal NSA FBI CIA and Pure Evil Treasonous Seditious Criminal Psychopath/ Sociopath Democrat & Republican congressmen.

There, now I edited it. Fixed it for you.

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

what part of the long violent history of the left have we missed..

polpot was justified in the murder of millions ..for marxist social justice

got it?

we could list more leftist violence but the picture is very clear

oh and hitler was a socialist but Ju's never wanted him called one..

Old Poor Richard's picture

What bullshit. "Inciting violence" is a left wing mind control term intended to stifle free speech. All that matters is imminent lawless action. Even explicitly calling for use of force for political ends, as long as it's not specific as to place, time and victim, is free speech, political speech, and is protected.

Centerist's picture

Incitement can be difficult to charge as we all saw when the father of Michael Brown said words to the effect of, "Burn this shit down!"  Standing in front of a group of already-angry rioters and yelling that should have been impetous enough.  The political ramifications for local Leftist politicians pretty much prevented that from happening.

I mention this because political ramifications cut both ways.  If enough of "the crazy mob" calls for incitement charges to be levied against, say, the maker of the Julius Caesar-Trump assassination play, and politicians charge the maker of the play for "incitement", then that would open a whole Pandora's Box of reasons that capricious incitement charges could be levied.

I get pissed when I see traitorous scum speak of committing violence against the president, but isolated statements on social media don't count as incitement.  Incitement would have to be an organized campaign of messages traceable to one entity.  Making it easier to charge people with incitement would be a dangerous erosion of our 1st Amendment.

Based on the parameters of the author's article, a whole lot of people on ZH could be rolled up for incitement.  He is being a little over-the-top and needs to do some legal research and analyze how his interpretation could be weaponized against political opponents if his vision were realized.  Constitutional liberties take precedence over anyone's fears and desires for more of a government safety blanket.  I'll take greater liberty and the increased risks associated with that liberty.

HalEPeno's picture

Fact is, that you are correct.  Incitement is difficult to charge, and it should be.  However, I can assure you that when the lid comes off, 90% of those charged with incitement will be on the political right, and it will be for remarks that are primarily statements of opinion rather than calls for violent action.  Look forward to meeting a lot of hedgies in person in the detention camp dining hall.  

webmatex's picture

Dem/Libs are not very good shots?

I'm not being sick (sic) but it says 50 shots fired.

Im not in US, but i figure if Repubs were shooting...

shutterbug's picture

On a subject like this you post this reply?

You are just as much a zombie as democrats and liberal ...

only thinking about the STUPID LITTLE REALLY NOT-IMPORTANT subjects. Can't see the bigger picture.


beijing expat's picture

This is the same media that turned a blind eye to the recruitment, arming and training of Cannibals, Headchopping lunatics and NAZIs overseas.

The media are the propaganda chorus of a corrupt elite who will do anything to maintain and increase their wealth and power. It should come as no surprise that they advocate political violence.

Tyranny abroad invariably leads to tyranny at home.

The darkest days of the Republic lie ahead.

NickPeeMe's picture

Trump himself suggest the 2nd amendment folks deal with the matter if Hillary won the election. Therefor Trump must be a leftest as only leftest incite violence against politicians. It was a dead give away when Trump refers to them as "You 2nd amendment people" giving away the fact that he doesn't really consider himself a supporter of the 2nd amendment.

yellowlight4570's picture

Trump made that second amendment comment during the campaign in the context of how they would vote not actions they would take.

Lynn Trainor's picture

This article is spot on!  It's been a steady drum beat of calls for violence and assasination - the results are before us on a multitude of levels!

Expat's picture

So, um, calling the left "ISIS", calling them "traitors" and implying they should get the death penalty, talking about cutting their head off....all this is perhaps not inciting violence.

you guys are all so full of shit.  Whining little hypocrits.  Can someone here write up a list of left-wing attacks and violence in the US over the past five years?  Do that and I will write up a list or right-wing violence and attacks.

It's not left, it's not right.  It's America.  Land of the free and home of the ignorant, violent, and armed "patriots".

shutterbug's picture

true on the first line ... but at the same time TOTALLY BLIND for the violence done by the left side?

Right side did no violence during elections... left not so much. They went payed & active for creating it.

Oh, yeah left also murdered a few of their own... does that count as left-wing attacks?

you are full of it with your kind of "objectivity"  ... Go ahead and write that list of right wing attacks...

beijing expat's picture

Goons sent to cause trouble at Trump rallies, Anti Fa and BLM violence and now this. It's been building for months, Share Blue troll.

yellowlight4570's picture

Nearly all these violent groups are financially connected to the Demogang  in general and One Worlder George Soros in particular. Maybe the justice department could look into that instead of drumming up a case against a elected President. 

Aussiekiwi's picture

Why is this not considered Treason?

Koba the Dread's picture

It is not treason because this is treason:

18 U.S. Code § 2381 - Treason:  Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 807; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, §?330016(2)(J), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2148.).

What this is is attempted murder by one and perhaps incitement to riot by many, many others. Our Constitution's first amendment allows anybody to be a lying weasel-dick. And hurrah for that! I'd hate to lose my right to become a lying weasel-dick should I ever decide to become one.

Beowulf55's picture

Seems Article 18 would also apply for Insane McCain......... and his girlfriend Lindsey.

. . . _ _ _ . . .'s picture

I agree with Insurrexion, I'm afraid that when people take sides be it, left/right, commie/capitalist, socialist/democrat, liberal/conservative, donkey/elephant, Jets/Giants, red/blue, guy/gal, black/white, Christian/Muslim... whatever it may be, we're just falling into the Hegelian trap set for us by TPTB who always play both sides and who, therefore, always win. We need to get out of this Jungian dichotomy and realize that there are other options, be they bull moose, metallism, anarchy, atheism, buddhism, etc. otherwise history will repeat. It doesn't have to.

If liberals and conservatives and terrorists and minorities and supremacists etc. were all out shooting TPTB, we might actually be able to live side by side without taking out our frustrations on each other.

It has happened. There's no reason it can't happen again.

Eliminate 90% of the population, nothing changes. Eliminate 0.001% of the population and everything does. Save the rest of your ammo for food.

(Disclaimer: In the spirit in which the above article was written, this is not a call to action. I'm not saying we should hang bankers, billionaires, and Bilderbergers... but that doesn't mean we shouldn't.)

shutterbug's picture

regular people don't want wars... it's always the groups who profit from that situation, oh and ofc the crazy ones who are always around.

VWAndy's picture

   This timming on this kinda makes me wonder just a bit. I wouldnt put it past um.

RightLineBacker's picture

Stop all of this navel gazing bullshit.

The radical Left has declared war against our legally elected Federal Government and the Citizens that voted it into power.

Like it or not, this is a Civil War.

Fortunately we are well armed and ready. And we most probably have the backing of the US Military.

So just get it on for Heaven's sake so we can all get on with life in a once again peaceful USA.

shutterbug's picture

you were never in a real war did you??

War mongers like you do not have my backing... so maybe you don't have that backing at all.

JailBank's picture

Scott Adams called it.


" once you define Trump as Hitler, you also give citizens moral permission to kill him. And obviously it would be okay to kill anyone who actively supports a genocidal dictator, including anyone who wrote about his persuasion skills in positive terms."

PitBullsRule's picture

You guys act like this is all new.  

This is as old as the hills!  People have been whacking politicians since thousands of years before Jesus walked the earth.

beijing expat's picture

Indeed they have, but this time it's being organized at a high level for the purpose of overthrowing the Republic and installing a puppet whose first loyalty will be to the deep state and the empire.

These are epic times, akin to the last days of the Roman Republic. If Trump fails, you will be ruled not by laws, but by Imperial Decree.

RightLineBacker's picture

Careful there Little Pup.

Madame Defarge is knitting your name into the fabric of the coming Civil War.

WTFUD's picture

I'd like to see tit-for-tat political executions until they're ALL deaded GW. Let's not forget there's only a handful of good guys/galls here ( Tulsi Gabbard for one seems legit ). No i wouldn't lose a minutes sleep if an ICBM hit Congress and the Senate while both Houses were in full session.

Once these traitorous filth are out the way we begin summary executions of the Bankers & other murdering scum that make up the MIC.

999 our dick's on the line.

beijing expat's picture

Incitement to violence is a criminal offense. And violence will not work. Violence is what THEY want. Not us.

Lost in translation's picture

Guns don't kill people.

Progressives do.

Insurrexion's picture

Come on George.

You can be a cunt, but don't be a a smelly cunt.

Of course, inciting violence "could be" prosecuted against the liberal establishment's icons of information.

But, is that the game that is really being played here?

What if inciting violence on both sides of the brain-washed masses is the NWO's strategy?

What if the NWO is getting tired of their lazy libtards not taking more extreme action?

George Soros is getting annoyed that so much failure is costing him so much money.

Next step...bring in the left-wing nut jobs to (poorly) shoot up a baseball field full of Republicans.

The NWO hopes it will cause a backlash (after all this time and money they put into their investment) and equally violent reaction. Which, in turn, causes an equally violent reaction, and so on.

If it does not work, then they go after a higher target until it does work.

What you are seeing is much more than "butt-hurt"



Spine of Ruprecht's picture

MSM is NOT "Mainstream Media".  Correction:


(M) Maoist

(S) Stalinist

(M) Media


It would be a nice start to at least call them by an accurate name.

Playtime's Over's picture

Powder keg ..........what's that sizzleing sound.



dogismycopilot's picture

The DEMOCRATIC PARTY are the US Chapter of ISIS.


Never One Roach's picture

Hopefully someone sues CNN for inciting this guy to violence if they can find a link between him and CNN or the other hate sites he visited online.


The Supreme Court has ruled that incitment to lawlessness is not protected free speech.


Brandenburg v. Ohio, 395 U.S. 444 (1969), was a landmark United States Supreme Court case based on the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Court held that government cannot punish inflammatory speech unless that speech is "directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action and is likely to incite or produce such action."

Gerrilea's picture

Agreed to a point.  The guy would had to have said, CNN, MSNBC or the NYT "reporting" made me do it.

Even then it'd be hard to prove they did anything wrong, even if he said it. 

Imminent lawless action means "at that moment" standing at the Court House after a verdict is released and someone says, "Kill them all", that would be "imminent".

Be clear, I don't agree with anything the media says and I think we all can agree that they've made race relations worse with their never ending "white guilt/supremacy" narrative.  Should they be held accountable, ABSOLUTELY...hit them in the pocketbook...boycott their advertisers, hold rally's against them...and so on.

It would take a very slick lawyer to show premeditation, collusion and intent to "rile the masses" into anarchy or for that matter, just one crazy individual, into acting lawlessly.

I really think they're pushing the line when media figureheads say the POTUS should be "taken out" or when the President was being inaugurated and them showing a clip from a TV series showing the POTUS being assassinated.

Now, I'd go for rescinding their FCC licenses and "press credentials", hell, take away their incorporation papers...make the people that own it, responsible for what their employees say and do.