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April 11, 2013

Wake up to what Fox News is doing

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There’s a dark side to this rhetoric. It has created and fed a paranoia. The number of “patriot” militias has exploded. There is increasing talk of preparing for “invasions of U.N. troops” and “Second Amendment solutions.” Recent conversations with Kansas conservatives show their openly favoring such an idea. “Where’s Lee Harvey when you need him,” one said. Let’s not forget, John Wilkes Booth believed he was a patriot and acting in the country’s best interest. Fox News may not be willing to go this far, but they continue to stoke the kind of thinking that well may lead someone to decide a gun may really be the best way to solve all our problems.

Alex Bellinger

Newburyport

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