Joan Walsh accuses Twitchy of ‘ugly racial paranoia’ for reporting riot threats

The accusation was made in response to Romney supporter @Jayne720’s tweet:

Twitchy has reported on riot threats (most recently here). But @Jayne720 didn’t say anything about race, and neither did we.

No one has questioned the accuracy of our reporting. No one has come forward with similar tweets posted by Romney supporters.

Our finding — nearly two dozen tweets posted on a single day threatening to riot if Barack Obama loses to Mitt Romney on Tuesday — was newsworthy and timely. We are honored that The Drudge Report chose to link to it.

In our post, we included every riot tweet we could find that was posted on Friday, November 2nd. We did not exclude any tweets based on race.

It sounds to us like Walsh is suggesting that we should ignore riot threats (and perhaps assassination threats, too?) if they come primarily from “anonymous” African Americans. In other words, we should hold non-famous black people to a lower standard than we expect from famous people or white people.

Who, then, is the racist?

Note also what Walsh chooses to be upset about — not the fact that dozens of people are threatening to riot if Obama loses, but the fact that Twitchy reported the threats.

Update: Walsh now appears to endorse the absurd argument that the tweeters featured in our post were part of a Romney “false flag” operation designed to make Obama supporters look bad.

 

  • http://www.cosmicgirl.net/ Cosmic Girl

    more liberal “logic”: Riot threats are O.K. Reporting the threats is not O.K.

  • Todd Thurston

    Typical LIberal/MSNBC viewpoint…Surely we can’t look at what a whole race of people have become in this country because of the failure of liberal/Democratic Party policies…Foul-mouthed, with language and behavior that is more in tune with Gang-Rappers and thugs….Barack Obama has done NOTHING to stem the tide of unrest in this country by the frustrated and the disenfranchised…he owns the occupy movement as much as anyone…He has also done NOTHING to disavow the recent Michael Moore ad which encourages people to “burn this MFer down” if Obama loses the election….

  • scubaski00

    I guess Walsh is saying that “some” people are “biologically incapable of using their real identification” when making death threats on Twitter?! LOL

  • Kristin

    Who the bell is Joan Walsh and why do I care???

    • Zane Henry

      She’s one of Obama’s superfluous orifices, constantly flickin out that race card. And, you shouldn’t care, because she’s inconsequential.

  • Love of Country

    Hey Joan … I’ve seen you on TV ie MSDNC/Hardball prolly 25 times. And each of those times you were joined at the hip with none other than the most paranoid racist in the history of the world …. Chris Dog Whistle Mattews. You’re his biggest cheerleader and yet both of you are racist and irrelevant ….. go away!

  • MoxieLouise

    I appreciate knowing the truth, and I can’t get it from the MSM any more thanks to people like you. Maybe you like living in ignorance; I don’t. That doesn’t make me a racist, so stop calling me one. Now you go away.

  • Carle W Riley

    We’ll just consider the source and pray for her. She is apparently unable to look inward.

  • http://www.facebook.com/polly.esther.102 Polly Esther

    What is a Joan Walsh?

  • etecs

    Walsh is most likely your typical liberal who accuses others of being racists and then drives home to her gated white community in the burbs…… Why anyone listens to her is beyond reason….

  • RDPortland

    Interesting that she brings up the racial component.

    For folks that accuse their opponents of acute racism each chance they get, the left certainly does think in terms of race an awful lot.

    Racial relations in this nation will continue to deteriorate the longer we have folks looking for racial offense at any opportunity and working to make race a reason for voting or support, instead of character, accomplishment, or actual competency.

  • http://twitter.com/Lulu_Lapin Lulu Lapin

    “anonymous”? wow. offensive. i have never occupied nor shat nor raped in a public park.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Hey, Joan. The uncontrollable mob that you helped to create and agitate will eventually come after you and your cohorts. It won’t matter to them that you played the race card until the design was worn off the back.

  • http://www.facebook.com/michellelivigni Michelle Li Vigni

    So people admitting to planning a riot if they don’t get their way and Obama loses (doesn’t that just sound like adults having temper tantrums to anyone else or is it just me?) is acceptable BUT being called out on said threats is ugly racial paranoia?? Really Joan Walsh go get an education.

  • ChicksLoveRight

    False twitter accounts? You mean like the 70% Obama followers? Joan Walsh is so lose to losing it!

    • Grandma HeadInjury
      • Michael Rice

        Does that include yourself?….

        • Grandma HeadInjury

          No, sir. A quick click on my screen name will show you we are both on the same team. I am merely commenting that so “many” libs are posting in that story that it seems mysteriously like all the same person…

        • Grandma HeadInjury

          No, sir. A quick click on my screen name will show you we are both on the same team. I am merely commenting that so “many” libs are posting in that story that it seems mysteriously like all the same person…

  • OpenCommunism

    Liberalism is a mental disorder.

  • medicinewomantwo

    I can understand her frustration, someone lied and told her she was relevant…………well now that is cleared up, Walsh, you aren’t, relax.

  • nc

    And what will she and her ilk say on Wednesday morning after some of these imbeciles make good on their threats? Something will happen, no matter the outcome (think of the mayhem that ensues in cities whose team wins a championship). I lay the blame squarely in the lap of BHO who has never said a word to tamp down the negative emotions.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Exactly who is this slitch? Nah, don;t answer, I don’t really care.

  • http://twitter.com/opus_6 soccer mom

    Twitchy, this is a good sign. Flak from Dems means you are right over target. Hold steady….

  • tomtom1983

    My God, liberals couldn’t be less vapid then they are now. To them reporting legitimate riot threats from the liberal hypocrites is racial paranoia.

    But somehow labeling conservatives as racist, telling a black crowd that Romney wants to put blacks back in chains, falsifying suppression against minority voters.

    Issuing threats of violence if their guy doesn’t win, and encouraging black liberals to vote for Obama solely based upon skin color.

    I really feel embarrassment for these idiots and their lose grip on reality. Sad and hilarious though.

    • tomtom1983

      Isn’t.

    • tomtom1983

      Isn’t.

  • tomtom1983

    My God, liberals couldn’t be less vapid then they are now. To them reporting legitimate riot threats from the liberal hypocrites is racial paranoia.

    But somehow labeling conservatives as racist, telling a black crowd that Romney wants to put blacks back in chains, falsifying suppression against minority voters.

    Issuing threats of violence if their guy doesn’t win, and encouraging black liberals to vote for Obama solely based upon skin color.

    I really feel embarrassment for these idiots and their lose grip on reality. Sad and hilarious though.

  • jophysgirl

    Dear Joan Walsh, please find the nearest dark corner, sit down, and bite yourself till you can get a grip! What a doof!

  • jophysgirl

    Dear Joan Walsh, please find the nearest dark corner, sit down, and bite yourself till you can get a grip! What a doof!

  • Calcat36

    Wow. Double agent conspiracy stories from this unbiased “journalist.” C’mon now you want to type FAUX News so bad. Admit it!

  • TocksNedlog

    This is brilliant strategy on Joan’s part. Now, if nobody riots after Romney wins she can say “I told you so!” and hold her head high — as she cries her eyes out because Obama lost.

  • RaggedyAnn46

    Lefties sure do cry racism at every turn. It’s gotten old and the race card is all played out, folks.

    Also, why shoot the messenger? Why not put the blame where it lies, with the ones doing the threatening?

  • Paul C.

    Liberals are a bunch of winers, (weh you hurt my feelings all the while they are giving Romney death threats.)

  • Paul C.

    Liberals are a bunch of winers, (weh you hurt my feelings all the while they are giving Romney death threats.)

  • BeeKaaay

    Leftwingwackos making accusations without any sort of evidence. No surprise there.

  • http://twitter.com/lsetters1 linda setters

    What a fool.lets hope she doesn’t have to live it after Mitt wins tomorrow.

  • http://twitter.com/onewhocansee Jon

    Obama asks for our trust when he doesn’t even give us his real name (Barry Soetoro) or his college transcripts or a straight answer on Benghazi. He wants us to trust him after adding trillions to the national debt. Oh we got change alright. Remember when Obama said he would be a post-partisan president? Now he is asking people to vote for revenge!!!!! (and yes, I know that he was paraphrasing F. Scott Fitzgerald.) Look at his minions. They must protect the king….for he is naked in his brand new clothes.

  • http://airocross.com/ Justin Edwards

    You might like this open letter to Mr. Rioter: http://wp.me/p1sRAl-1gV #riot #obama #election #mittromney

  • http://airocross.com/ Justin Edwards

    You might like this open letter to Mr. Rioter: http://wp.me/p1sRAl-1gV #riot #obama #election #mittromney

  • JustLikeAnimals

    WTF is Joan Walsh? Honestly, my lib friends are some of the most racially oriented ppl I know. Why interject race into everything you see? Sounds like paranoid divisiveness.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    WTF is Joan Walsh? Honestly, my lib friends are some of the most racially oriented ppl I know. Why interject race into everything you see? Sounds like paranoid divisiveness.

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    Walsh knows that democrats won’t get elected to dog catcher in future elections if the electorate thinks they are nothing more than a Mob – thugs. Think about 1968 democrat convention, and what rioting did for the democrat brand.

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    Walsh knows that democrats won’t get elected to dog catcher in future elections if the electorate thinks they are nothing more than a Mob – thugs. Think about 1968 democrat convention, and what rioting did for the democrat brand.

  • SusanMG

    Thank God I have no idea who this Joan is…needless to say her opinion matters not.

  • TWG2A

    What an idiot. Typical obama voter. If they weren’t so stupid, they wouldn’t be voting for this marxist, RACIST regime. obama and his minions are counting on the stupidity of joan walsch and her fellow glassy eyeds to win this election. I’ll bet joan hasn’t been threatened with rape, torture and death for over seven years now, as I have been threatened by her fellow vermin…..

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Is Joan Walsh somebody important? I’d have to google her name.

    (I am going to go all “non-PC” and assume “Joan” is a woman’s name here. I did use the feminine pronoun.)

  • littleones

    I kinda like Twitchy. I didn’t care for Michelle forwarding that GM bashing video a couple of weeks ago (had to unlike her, sorry) but I still think she’s relevant.

  • littleones

    And funny….. and probably not so racist as this chick we’re talkin bout here….

  • http://twitter.com/jamesferrelusa James Ferrel

    They would no matter what. The real issue is if O does win there definitely will be civil unrest as the social policies are implemented. People will revolt because they won’t want to lose what they saved all their life for to fund social agenda. The libs argue that we aren’t as bad as Europe. That is because we haven’t had those social policies. These policies will rock the foundation of what this country was founded on. There will be civil unrest and O will probably be assasinated. The only problem is that the country will have another bumbling fool.

  • MadMax51

    Can these communist zombies stoop any lower?

    Aaaah, yeah!

  • rant stocks

    I hope Mitt wins…..Just so I can get a front row seat to watch Matthews skull explode on tv. but you know what I would love to do to him is catch him in public and break his jaw,so it would shut him up for quite some time…..bet he has more security than BHO.