Thursday, March 25, 2010

Gateway Pundit Excited About Booting and Torching Carnahan

Jim "Gateway Pundit" Hoft is leading the charge of the oh-so-offended tea partiers who are hurt that anyone would suggest that their bringing a coffin to Russ Carnahan's house was in any way inappropriate. So check out the headline Hoft used about the rally the day before the coffin incident:

Hundreds rally while Carnahan is booted and torched? Now why would anyone think the St. Louis Tea Party is led by extremists?


  1. You know the KKK would always claim that burning a cross wasn't really meant to be a threatening act too. They would say they were "Lighting a cross [making a fine distinction from burning one] in honor of Christ." Of course, anyone who had a cross burned in front of their house always knew what it really meant.

  2. Adam,

    I am noticing that the right wing blogs are attempting to resurrect the Kenneth Gladney "beating" as an example of left wing "violence" in order to counter the effective campaign to brand Tea Partiers as violent and out of control.

    It's mystifying to me, as a layman, that there is very little information to be found about that case. Nearly every Google hit is from 2009. Since you were very close to the case at the time, I would appreciate an update as to whether criminal charges were ever filed, whether Gladney is still maintaining he was injured, whether Elston McCowan claimed damages as he said he might, etc.

    If tea partiers are going to hang their hat on resurrecting the Gladney incident, I think it is time to look back and see what the result of the confrontation was. It really seems to have disappeared right off the radar.

  3. Interested, the trial for Elston McCowan and Perry Molens is actually supposed to start soon, so I think they're laying the groundwork for that. You're right that it'd be a good idea to revisit some of the information.