AZ shooting victim arrested for threatening tea party member (updated)

Yes liberals, by all means, let's turn down the vitriol, the hate, the divisiveness in public life in general, in politics in particular. Starting with yourselves. A good start would be the truth; mentioning the affiliation when a liberal makes a death threat.

At an ABC Town Hall featuring those injured at last week's Tucson horror, J. Edward Fuller, a liberal political operative slightly injured in the knee, threatened an active member of the Tea Party with "You're dead" when the latter suggested gun control is not an issue.

Noel Sheppard of Newsbusters compares and contrasts ABC's response and say, Fox News' report.

For some reason, ABC News World Saturday in its report about the gathering chose to omit the seriousness of the threat and that it was made to a Tea Partier.

Hmmm....for some reason. Why, what could it be? Sheppard then includes a Fox News report of the incident and mentions that several other news outlets, including the New York Times, the Arizona Republic and even an ABC news article which mentions the various affiliations of the accuser and the accused.

The ironically call lettered Arizona station KGUN described Fuller  and his business cards
Fuller, age 63, is a political operative who specializes in gathering petitions for ballot initiatives. Before the program began, he passed out business cards to people sitting around him that read:

"Expediting Initiatives since 2006
"J. Eric Fuller
"Political Circulator."

Depending on his circulating, if its in liberal circles threatening Tea party members, you're not bound to hear too much about it.

Gee liberals, can't we just all get along without vitriol; can't we all accept diversity, pluralism and multi culti?

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Update from Jack Cashill:

Unlike those of the largely apolitical and fully deranged Tucson shooter Jared Lee Loughner, Fuller's politics are an open book.  His Facebook page shows him to be a self-declared "progressive"--a fan of Vermont socialist Bernie Sanders, Ohio socialist wannabe Dennis Kucinich, and state media outlet, NPR.  

"Rather than pointing fingers or assigning blame," said Obama in Tucson, "let us use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations."  In the days immediately after the shooting, Fuller expanded his moral imagination by telling Democracy NOW radio, "It looks like Palin, Beck, Sharron Angle, and the rest got their first target." 

Curiously, given the left's enthusiasm for curtailing speech in the wake of the tragedy, Fuller's last post on Facebook before the shooting was from the People for the American Way and headlined, "Tell GOP Don't Censor Free Expression."

The "Free Expression" in question was a tax-supported, gay-themed Christmas-season exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery that includes imagery of genitalia, homoerotic situations, and Christ covered in ants.

Are we really supposed to take these people seriously?