Mark Levin has had enough of the "violent rhetoric" double standard. And on Friday, he singled out one mainstream media reporter to start reporting on it.
Levin specifically called out "Meet the Press" host David Gregory, who was eager to feature GOP soundbites after the Tucson shooting. For his part, Levin played a montage of "violent rhetoric" in the wake of this week's budget battle. Noel Sheppard over at NewsBusters explains some of them:
First came Rep. Louise Slaughter of New York claiming that freshmen Republicans in the House are “here to kill women.” Next was another New York Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s claim that Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wisc.) 2012 budget proposal “passes like a tornado through America’s nursing homes.”
That's when Levin delivered his challenge:
How about this violent rhetoric here, big Davey? How about all this nastiness? All this hate? All these lies? You were on top of this last time, remember that, David? Oh yeah, yeah, drawing all kinds of conspiracy circles. Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh. We even had a fruitcake on MSLSD, me, others, we were responsible for Tucson.
Sheppard has the transcript of Gregory on "Meet the Press" after the shooting. Read that, as well as his thoughts, here.