Eric (“You’re dead!”) Fuller spoke of severing the ears of leading Republicans, but the media haven’t covered it

(See followup.)

We’ve all read about Eric Fuller, the man who was slightly wounded in the Tucson massacre and who was arrested this past Saturday when he said, “You’re dead!” to a tea party leader at the taping of an ABC “townhall” meeting in Tucson. But there’s more to Fuller than that.

Here is a report that has appeared nowhere in the mainstream media other than today’s New York Post. And even the Post, whose specialty is shock, declined to publish the shocking story for two days after they learned of it, and, when they did finally publish it, published it in a manner that would prevent it from being noticed, as I discuss below. But first, here is the information from the Post:

James Eric Fuller, 63, who was shot in the knee, had told The Post on Friday, the day before his arrest, that top Republican figures should be tortured—and their ears severed.

“There would be torture and then an ear necklace, with [Minnesota US Rep.] Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin’s ears toward the end, because they’re small, female ears, and then Limbaugh, Hannity and the biggest ears of all, Cheney’s, in the center,” Fuller said.

Also on Friday, Fuller stopped by the home of gunman Jared Lee Loughner and told a neighbor he was going to forgive the shooter, The Associated Press said.

On Saturday, Fuller was carted away for a psychiatric exam after disrupting the town-hall meeting by taking a photo of Tucson Tea Party co-founder Trent Humphries and shouting, “You’re dead!”

There are several oddities to be considered here. First, Fuller said to a Post reporter last Friday, the day before his threatening behavior and arrest at the ABC “townhall,” that prominent Republicans and conservatives should be tortured, have their ears cut off, and have an “ear necklace” put around their neck; yet the Post did not report this highly relevant news on Saturday, nor on Sunday. They waited until today to report it. Why?

Second, the Post, when they finally got around to publishing this news, did not put it in its own article, under its own headline, but added it as an afterthought to an article about Gabrielle Giffords’s medical progress, “Docs upgrade Gabby’s condition.”

Third, though the story was posted at 2:47 a.m. last night, no other mainstream media organ has picked it up since then, over 13 hours. I only found out about it because a friend called me up today and read it to me on the phone; then, using Google, I found the article online. Here, as of 4:00 p.m. today, are the Google results for

“eric fuller” torture “ear necklace”

The only results are the Post story, plus a single blog and a twitter message which repeat the Post story.

One final point. Notice how Fuller said he was going to forgive the killer, while he wanted to torture Republicans and conservatives who had nothing to do with the killing. There’s a liberal for you! In the mind of a liberal, being a conservative is a far greater sin than committing mass murder. A liberal is ready to blame his ideological enemies for a mass murder, but not the mass murderer himself.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 17, 2011 04:30 PM | Send

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