Right-wingers such as Steven Crowder and Lee Stranahan say there was pro-union "thuggery" yesterday in Lansing, Michigan. Some on the left have expressed doubt about aspects of the right's story. This skepticism has Robert Stacy McCain hearing the footfall of jackboots:
This perversion of the narrative makes the teller of the tale ("Crowder works for Fox News! Stranahan works for Breitbart!") the pre-demonized focus of the story, the villain whose tale can't be trusted by any mainstream, legitimate journalist. And you can bet that any MSM reporter who does try to report honestly on what happened in Lansing will be brutally excoriated by Media Matters and others on the Left for taking this incident seriously as actual news.He's right, of course. If a journalist at any mainstream media outlet merely considers reporting the violence, it's easy to imagine what that journalist will say, in desperation, upon hearing the secret Soros knock on the door:
"No, Media Matters!! No -- please!! Not the brutal excoriation!! Anything but that!! I'll do whatever you say!!"But it would be too late. What would follow in short order would be the unleashing of Eric Boehlert, who would rain down a series of mercilessly caustic tweets. And there would be no choice but to yield -- the hapless victim would know that Boehlert's Twitter feed has broken dozens of stronger men.