Evanston police and the FBI say complaints have been filed over possible Internet death threats directed at two League of Women Voters officials stemming from a candidates debate in Grayslake.Who are these people, indeed. Well, here's their Fuhrer:
Criticism started flying around cyberspace over volunteer moderator Kathy Tate-Bradish's perceived lukewarm reaction when she was asked if the Pledge of Allegiance would be recited before the 8th Congressional District debate on Oct. 21.
FBI spokesman Ross Rice confirmed Thursday that League of Women Voters Illinois Executive Director Jan Czarnik filed a report claiming she and Tate-Bradish have received Internet death threats. Czarnik triggered criticism after saying the pledge request was “phony patriotism” from a candidate's supporters.
“Her complaint has been received and is receiving due consideration,” Rice said.
Czarnik wrote the FBI that an Oct. 23 Daily Herald story on the debate she was quoted in was “turned into a cause celebre by Glenn Beck and Fox News.”
Since then, death threats have appeared on “right-wing websites,” said Czarnik, who provided printouts to the FBI. She also reported menacing posts on Fox News Channel's Facebook page and Beck's website, The Blaze.
“We don't say the Pledge of Allegiance at our events and we should be shot or hanged?” said Czarnik, who went to the FBI on Wednesday. “Who are these people?”
As their Fuhrer requested, this DID go viral, just in a different way than you or I think of that term.
II. So how many candidate debates have you been to where they recite the pledge? Did they recite the pledge before the Glenn and Sarah Show in September? Did they recite the pledge before the Joe and Sarah Show yesterday in Anchorage? And where's Glenn's American Flag pin?
Anyone here have any information on how many GOP or Tea Party events they've been to where the pledge was NOT recited? I've been to several Tea Party events, and it was recited at some, but left out at others.
Side note: This is the 105th post at PA this month. The last month when this blog carried this many articles was April 2009, the month Alaskans defeated Sarah Palin's Attorney General bid for Wayne Anthony Ross, who is now the attorney for Drop Zone.
We won that one, and we may win this one.
Go Ethan and Diane!
Go Give 'Em Hell Harry!