Dana Loesch, the St. Louis Tea Party, and Fox News naturally spent Labor Day smearing unions with dishonest editing, cause that's what they do. What was especially funny about this was Dana Loesch hyperventilating about this situation, considering that Hoffa's comments were pretty mild compared to her daily hate speech. In fact, I thought it would be a good time to point out when Dana Loesch said "I love the way a fire smells when it's burning tyranny" while the St. Louis Tea Party set fire to a photo of Congressman Russ Carnahan at a protest outside of his office (this is the day before they carried a coffin to his home):
Here's what I tweeted:
Here's how Loesch responded:
What's interesting about this is that Loesch previously never admitted that she was there. I recognized her voice in the video and wrote about it and she accused me of "lying" (I assume over the technicality that she wasn't holding the match). Now she's changed her story to "it's OK because I just took video." Actually, it's not OK to take video and say "I love the way freedom smells when it's burning tyranny" while setting a photo of a congressman on fire. It's really pretty creepy.
Not only that, but Loesch's friend and fellow leader of the St. Louis Tea Party Jim Gateway Pundit Hoft, who bragged about "booting and torching Carnahan," said in his post that the crowd chanted "death to the dictator" while burning the photo. So if Loesch was at the rally videotaping and making comments about how awesome it was to "burn tyranny," did she also do the death chant with her fellow tea partiers? It's pretty clear that the video is spliced up and missing quite a bit in the middle. Is this really someone CNN should be having on to blather about "heated rhetoric on the Left?"