Update on the sensational and unreported Eric Fuller story: why are the media concealing it?

As of 10 a.m. this morning (based on another Google search for eric fuller ear necklace palin), lots of blogs and commenters have mentioned the Eric Fuller torture and “ear necklace” story, but there is still no coverage of it at any mainstream news organ other than the original item in yesterday’s New York Post, which I posted and discussed yesterday. This is astonishing. I have no explanation. Fuller’s first-reported misbehavior, the “You’re dead” remark he made to a tea partier which got him arrested last Saturday, was fully covered in the media. Why, then, the near-total silence on this much more sensational story? Is it simply too damaging to the left—too damaging to the media’s dominant story line—that a supporter of Rep. Giffords, a man who was shot with her in the Tucson massacre and is thus a natural object of sympathy, has said that he wants to torture Republican politicians and cut off their ears and make an “ear necklace” of the severed ears? Does the shocking information about Fuller get too close to the forbidden Big Truth of our society, that it’s not conservatives who have a pathological and violent hatred of liberals, but liberals who have a pathological and violent hatred of conservatives?

Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 18, 2011 10:46 AM | Send

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