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Steven Rosenfeld – San Bernardino Killings Unleashing Right Wing Wave of Fear Mongering, Islamophobia and War Fever

This weekend, America’s right wing—from the 2016 GOP candidates to its media echo chambers on cable TV, online and talk radio—have unleashed what may be their most hate-filled, fear-based, war-mongering fusillade since the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

The attacks—from a former GOP congressman taunting [3] the U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to arrest him after threatening American Muslims on air, to RedState.com encouraging [4] people to shoot the Saturday edition of The New York Times for its editorial calling for a ban on all militarized weapons and to post that image online—are the tip of this latest rage-filled response. Ex-New York Gov. George Pataki, a going-nowhere GOP 2016 candidate, also called [5] for “war on radical Islam” and taunted Lynch. Fox News is berating [6] moderate Muslims to “fix this,” while other right-wingers mock [7] their spokesmen.’

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