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Are conservative media feeding right-wing extremism?

"Today, as in the early years of the Clinton administration but to an even greater extent, right-wing extremism is being systematically fed by the conservative media and political establishment," columnist Paul Krugman asserts. "Now, for the most part, the likes of Fox News and the RNC haven't directly incited violence, despite Bill O'Reilly's declarations that 'some' called Dr. Tiller 'Tiller the Baby Killer,' that he had 'blood on his hands,' and that he was a 'guy operating a death mill.' But they have gone out of their way to provide a platform for conspiracy theories and apocalyptic rhetoric, just as they did the last time a Democrat held the White House. And at this point, whatever dividing line there was between mainstream conservatism and the black-helicopter crowd seems to have been virtually erased."

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