Newsweek recently put forth a theory about right-wing extremism. It was a fantastic piece of fiction. After they had waded through all of the crimes committed by right-wing extremists, totaling them up as more than Jihadists had committed, it came up to much less than one day in September of 2001.
They carefully crafted the discussion to begin in 2002. During which they claimed that “Islamists launched nine attacks that murdered 45, while the right-wing extremists struck 18 times, leaving 48 dead.” But, that only leads one to question what definitions they used. From the obviously stilted tenor of the story, it is logical to conclude that they vastly minimized “Islamic” terrorism and vastly maximized “right-wing extremist” terrorism.
But, there were further distortions. Later in the story they claim: “…many experts maintain that the movement was a product of the financial crisis for farms in the 1980s, rapid economic and cultural change, and the adoption of gun control and environmental protection laws. In recent years, an explosion in the number of militias has been linked by experts to the beginning of the Great Recession in December 2007 and the election of Barack Obama months later.”