Left-wing extremist attacks must be reported
To the editor:
Bill Clinton, Kathleen Parker and others are voicing their concern that the language of conservative activists might lead to another incident like the Oklahoma City bombing. Meanwhile, the violent actions of left-wing activists go unreported.
On April 9, a member of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's staff and her boyfriend were severely beaten following the Republican leadership meeting in New Orleans. They both ended up in the hospital - she with a broken leg, he with a concussion and a broken nose and jaw.
The political motivation of the attack is being questioned, and this might be the reason the mainstream media do not feel a need to report it. However, I believe there is a great deal more evidence in this case than in the alleged and unproven racial slurs against Congressional Black Caucus members by tea party supporters, which was a lead story in the media for days. Similarly, when SEIU members attacked a black man in a wheelchair at a tea party rally last summer, that, too, went largely unreported.