As the repeaters (not reporters) pass along Democratic claims of violence and harassment, will they recall when the shoe was on the other foot? Take this report from the CBS News blog Political Hotsheet from just last week:
Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), the legislator who has led a group of House Democrats who oppose the Senate health care bill because of its abortion language, says his life has become a "living hell" because of the debate."All the phones are unplugged at our house -- tired of the obscene calls and threats," Stupak said in an interview with the Hill. His wife no longer watches television, he said, because of "people saying they're going to spit on you and all this. That's just not fun."
...."My staff is overwhelmed and we're accosted basically wherever we go by people who disagree," Stupak said in an interview on MSNBC. "We should have disagreements in this country. I for one am standing on a principle most Americans agree with."
Nasty protest signs inciting violence? The networks tend to miss those when the protest is on the left, as in Zombietime's photos from a 2007 "anti-war" protest in San Francisco. There are a few different ones here.