The Knoxville, Tennessee, man who threatened to kill Sheriff Joe Arpaio in January has pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of harassment in a plea deal with Knox County prosecutors. Adam Eugene Cox, 33, posted on the internet that: “I plan to kill Arpaio first. He will be filled with about a thousand bullet holes before the year is out. I promise you this. He won’t f*** with Obama. He will be buried 10 feet under and his whole family will be murdered along with him.” Cox feared Arpaio might undermine Barack Obama by questioning the legitimacy of his birth
certificate — his eligibility to serve as president.
Where was the outrage from the liberal, main stream media when this happened? If Cox had been a Republican, a Palin supporter, perhaps, and threatened anyone on the left this story would have been on the main stream news outlets every day for weeks. Liberals all over the country would have blamed right-wing rhetoric and probably even Sarah Palin herself. It’s not difficult to remember 14 months ago when Jared Loughner shot Gabrielle Giffords and the others. The left was adamant that right-wing rhetoric and Sarah Palin’s “targeting political districts” were to blame for Loughner’s actions. The deeper the investigation went the more obvious that was NOT the case but the liberal media and many liberals in general held onto that sentiment for months. And probably still do today. (Let’s not forget “We don’t retreat. We reload!” That’s a call to arms against all liberals, to be certain!)
Where was/is the demand from the left for an end to liberal hate speech such as that of Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews and Keith Olberman? Certainly it was hate speech from the likes of those that caused Cox to go off. Where was the liberal outrage? After all – this man was a self-proclaimed Obama fanatic and wanted to kill a sheriff and his entire family over a birth certificate investigation. (Was Cox afraid Arpaio would actually uncover something that would destroy Obama’s Presidency? Or was he simply influenced by the things said by liberal pundits and talk show hosts? One has to wonder.)
Of course, there is another possibility here. Maybe the liberal, main stream media outlets are hoping that good ol’, conservative Sheriff Joe might actually get whacked. He is, after all, investigating their candidate for the 2012 Presidential election and he dares to enforce immigration laws in Maricopa County, Arizona. It wouldn’t be that difficult to believe the main stream media would be perfectly fine if Arpaio was to get killed by some nut. It would, after all, make a great story…
Or maybe Sheriff Arpaio is just too small a fish in the sea for the main stream media to worry about. After all, here's merely a county sheriff, not a real politician. He's expendable.
I’m sure liberals everywhere are saying “Cox was just a lone nut-case.” And you know what? I believe that’s absolutely true – just as I believed it about Jared Loughner. But that didn’t stop the left from accusing the right and from blaming Sarah Palin for Loughner’s actions. All I’m asking for is equal treatment. Let’s see the same hateful outrage from the main stream media about Adam Cox that they put out about Sarah Palin and the right. That’s all I want.
I won’t be holding my breath.