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  1. 04 Apr '11 21:46
    More death threats coming from the "peaceful, rational" Left in America...

    A Wisconsin teacher has been charged with sending death threats to local Republican lawmakers who voted to sharply limit collective bargaining for state public workers.

    “Katherine R. Windels of Cross Plains was named in a criminal complaint filed in Dane County Circuit Court,” reports the online edition of the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.

    The heading of the e-mail read, “Atten.: Death Threat!!!! Bomb!!!”. The details of the threat, which has been re-printed in full on The Jawa Report, included such quotable phrases as, “we have all planned to assault you by arriving at your house and putting a nice little bullet in your head,” and alleged that “we have also built several bombs that we have placed in various locations around the areas in which we know that you frequent.”

    Interestingly....

    ABC, CBS, MSNBC, NBC, and NPR totally ignored Wisconsin Republicans receiving death threats as a result of their support for Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill.

    Although the following report concerning a woman being charged for emailing such threats was published by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel at 5 PM Thursday, almost no major media outlets thought it was newsworthy




    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/04/02/media-ignore-wisconsin-teacher-charged-sending-death-threats-republic#ixzz1Iaoavkv5
  2. 04 Apr '11 21:51
    Is this really newsworthy? Don't politicians (unfortunately) get death threats all the time? I'm sure Obama has had plenty, but that of course doesn't say anything about The Right.
  3. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    04 Apr '11 21:54 / 1 edit
    Yeah, but they don't get shot all the time.

    This could be some sort of payback. Not good. Why aren't these people in prison?
  4. 04 Apr '11 21:59
    There is something rather ironic about a media outlet reporting that media outlets are ignoring something.
  5. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    04 Apr '11 22:13
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    [b] More death threats coming from the "peaceful, rational" Left in America...

    A Wisconsin teacher has been charged with sending death threats to local Republican lawmakers who voted to sharply limit collective bargaining for state public workers.

    “Katherine R. Windels of Cross Plains was named in a criminal complaint filed in Dane County Ci ...[text shortened]... 011/04/02/media-ignore-wisconsin-teacher-charged-sending-death-threats-republic#ixzz1Iaoavkv5[/b]
    CBS April 1: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20049644-503544.html
    ABC Wisconsin March 31: http://www.wisn.com/news/27392767/detail.html
    MSNBC March 31: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42366438/ns/local_news-milwaukee_wi/
    NBC 15 March 31: http://www.nbc15.com/news/headlines/Wisconsin_Woman_Charged_For_Threats_To_State_Senators.html
    NPR April 1: http://topics.npr.org/article/08bs7IY7MU4UT

    You really have to stop believing everything every right wing blogger claims.
  6. 04 Apr '11 22:14
    There is something rather ironic about media outlets reporting that media outlets are ignoring something... when they aren't.
  7. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    04 Apr '11 22:27
    The facts of the case according to the police report don't show any actual danger of "terrorism":

    According to the police report, Katherine Windels, the 26 year old from Cross Plains, apparently sent threatening emails under the name "Lisa Patterson" and a phony gmail account under the same name.

    Police contacted the real Lisa Patterson and she said that she had not created the gmail account and a closer look at the IP addresses revealed that they were coming from Katherine Windels.

    Patterson and Windels know eachother and had some type of following-out last fall that climaxed with Patterson calling the police about Windels, because Windels had been sent her numerous, harassing text messages.

    So, apparently as a way to get even with Patterson for calling the police on her, Windels attempted to frame Patterson by sending out threats in her name to various GOP Senators.

    The fear generated by Windels' disgusting actions should not be dismissed, but it is important to note that Windels had no intention of carrying out her threats and that the threats were part of a larger schemed aimed at framing Patterson.

    It is clear that, while frightening, Windels never posed a real threat to the GOP senators-- a detail we are all glad to hear.

    http://rootswire.org/category/person/katherine-windels
  8. 04 Apr '11 22:36
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    [b] More death threats coming from the "peaceful, rational" Left in America...

    A Wisconsin teacher has been charged with sending death threats to local Republican lawmakers who voted to sharply limit collective bargaining for state public workers.

    “Katherine R. Windels of Cross Plains was named in a criminal complaint filed in Dane County Ci ...[text shortened]... 011/04/02/media-ignore-wisconsin-teacher-charged-sending-death-threats-republic#ixzz1Iaoavkv5[/b]
    Isn't this classic? When a lone wolf nut shot Congresswoman Gifford, print, radio and television media went wild speculating that the shooter was somehow connected to the Tea Party, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin or all of the above. In retrospect we discovered that all that was complete malarky.

    Perhaps ignoring a story like this is responsible journalism, but you know damned well that the responsibility is only because the perp is a liberal.
  9. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    04 Apr '11 22:43
    Originally posted by normbenign
    Isn't this classic? When a lone wolf nut shot Congresswoman Gifford, print, radio and television media went wild speculating that the shooter was somehow connected to the Tea Party, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin or all of the above. In retrospect we discovered that all that was complete malarky.

    Perhaps ignoring a story like this is responsible journalism, but you know damned well that the responsibility is only because the perp is a liberal.
    The story hasn't been ignored and there's no indication of the political leanings of the author of the alleged threats (indeed the rootwire report which is based on the criminal complaint strongly implies that the motive for the threats was revenge against another person).
  10. 04 Apr '11 23:00 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    The story hasn't been ignored and there's no indication of the political leanings of the author of the alleged threats (indeed the rootwire report which is based on the criminal complaint strongly implies that the motive for the threats was revenge against another person).
    According to the criminal complaint, Windels allegedly sent an email threat to State Sen. Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay) March 9. Later that evening, she allegedly sent another email to 15 Republican legislators, including Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau).

    The complaint against her was filed at 8:30 AM Thursday. Yet, according to LexisNexis and Google searches, not one major American newspaper outside of Wisconsin has reported her being charged.

    Not one.


    The only wire service to consider this newsworthy was the Associated Press, but as NewsBusters reported, its stories concerning this matter only crossed their state and local wire.

    As for television, through Friday evening, there has not been one single mention of Windels' name on ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, or PBS. No NPR either.

    Not one word.

    Interestingly, CBSNews.com's Political Hotsheet reported this revelation Friday morning as did CNN.com. As such, these news divisions were aware of this matter, but still chose to not discuss it on the air. The only network that did was Fox News in a report filed on "The O'Reilly Factor" Friday.


    With this in mind, virtually no Americans are aware that death threats were made against Republican lawmakers during March's battle in Wisconsin, and even fewer have been informed that a female schoolteacher has been charged.



    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/04/02/media-ignore-wisconsin-teacher-charged-sending-death-threats-republic#ixzz1Ib943vy8
  11. 04 Apr '11 23:11
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    The story hasn't been ignored and there's no indication of the political leanings of the author of the alleged threats (indeed the rootwire report which is based on the criminal complaint strongly implies that the motive for the threats was revenge against another person).
    By comparison to the "feeding frenzy" generated by the Giffords shooting, this was "ignored", perhaps rightly so. Perhaps the media ought to be as careful in it's reporting of stories alleging conservative responsibility.
  12. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    04 Apr '11 23:28 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    According to the criminal complaint, Windels allegedly sent an email threat to State Sen. Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay)[b] March 9. Later that evening, she allegedly sent another email to 15 Republican legislators, including Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau).

    [/b]The complaint against her was filed at 8:30 AM Thursday. Yet, accord /04/02/media-ignore-wisconsin-teacher-charged-sending-death-threats-republic#ixzz1Ib943vy8[/b]
    You can parrot the incorrect article all you want; I gave links to articles from ALL the agencies mentioned which show they had ALL reported it BEFORE the article you cite in the OP and again in your last post.
  13. 04 Apr '11 23:34
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    You can parrot the incorrect article all you want; I gave links to articles from ALL the agencies mentioned which show they had ALL reported it BEFORE the article you cite in the OP and again in your last post.
    As for television, through Friday evening, there has not been one single mention of Windels' name on ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, or PBS. No NPR either.

    Not one word.


    Selective reading on your part I see. What does this quote say?
  14. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    04 Apr '11 23:42
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    As for television, through Friday evening, there has not been one single mention of Windels' name on ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, or PBS. No NPR either.

    Not one word.


    Selective reading on your part I see. What does this quote say?
    These are the statements in the OP:

    ABC, CBS, MSNBC, NBC, and NPR totally ignored Wisconsin Republicans receiving death threats as a result of their support for Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill.

    Although the following report concerning a woman being charged for emailing such threats was published by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel at 5 PM Thursday, almost no major media outlets thought it was newsworthy

    Those statements are false.

    The Windels' story isn't important enough to warrant inclusion in the half hour news shows of the major networks, MSNBC or PBS. I'm sure politicians get threatening e-mails every day.
  15. 05 Apr '11 00:31
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    These are the statements in the OP:

    ABC, CBS, MSNBC, NBC, and NPR totally ignored Wisconsin Republicans receiving death threats as a result of their support for Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill.

    Although the following report concerning a woman being charged for emailing such threats was published by the Milwaukee Journal-Sent ...[text shortened]... of the major networks, MSNBC or PBS. I'm sure politicians get threatening e-mails every day.
    The Windels' story isn't important enough to warrant inclusion in the half hour news shows of the major networks, MSNBC or PBS. I'm sure politicians get threatening e-mails every day.-no1marauder



    I find it ironic how this story is NOT important but reporting on the color of Sarah Palins chit and calling her rhetoric dangerous IS. And Beck, Limbaugh, Hanitty,FOX News, are inciting violence?! Where is the violence on the right? There is none but they will make it up. (Loughner)
    "Racist dangerous" Tea partiers ?! Spitting on black congressmen and shouting the N-word with no video or audio evidence to substantiate the claim is news worthy?!

    There is a clear bias in the lame stream media.