Video: Union Leader Takes Bat to Pinata Depicting Gov. Nikki Haley (R-S.C.); Will Media Report and Condemn?

Not too long ago, the Left was going apoplectic about a Sarah Palin-affiliated website showing a map of targeted congressional seats denoted by crosshair symbols. MSNBC in particular was strong in condemning violent rhetoric in politics, suggesting that conservative rhetoric in particular could incite crazies to violence.

Fast forward to this week. On Sunday, YouTube user edbex posted video that shows South Carolina AFL-CIO president Donna DeWitt taking some whacks at a pinata with a black & white photo of Gov. Nikki Haley (R-S.C.) affixed to it (h/t Daily Caller's Matt K. Lewis). [Update: Our friends at our sister site MRCTV have the video as well; You can watch it embedded below the page break]


 

"After years of being treated like a union thug, Donna Dewitt gets sweet revenge at a retirement reception in her honor," edbex approvingly notes in her caption. The YouTube user has disabled embedding, so you have to go to the link to view the video.

Will the broadcast media report, much less condemn, such violent political rhetoric?

Below is a screen capture of DeWitt mid-swing:

Ken Shepherd
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Ken Shepherd is the Managing Editor for NewsBusters