CBS News confirms use of right-wing racial epithets

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This seemed to be largely overlooked from CBS's exclusive about voice mail death threats that Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI.) received in the wake of his role in passing health care reform. (And yes, please ponder the irony of the staunchly pro-life Stupak getting death threats from staunchly pro-life activists.)

Right-wingers have been in denial, insisting far-right protesters would never resort to racial epithets. Sort of like right-wingers were initially in denial last summer, claiming far-right protesters would never resort to marching around with swastika posters. (Hint: They did. A lot.)

But note what CBS reported [emphasis added]:

"Congressman Stupak, you baby-killing mother f***er... I hope you bleed out your a**, got cancer and die, you mother f***er," one man says in a message to Stupak.

"There are millions of people across the country who wish you ill," a woman says in a voicemail, "and all of those thoughts that are projected on you will materialize into something that's not very good for you."

CBS News also obtained copies of faxes sent to Stupak, which include racial epithets used in reference to President Obama and show pictures of nooses with Stupak's name.

UPDATED: Funny if it weren't so sad. Right-wing bloggers go all Zapruder on a video clip, trying to prove that an African-American Congressman wasn't spit on during the Tea Party rally. Except check out the 1:26 mark, where it appears he was. And at 1:44, the Congressman wipes the spit away.

UPDATED: But oops, according to Andrew Breitbart's Big Journalism, the spitter was probably one of the "agents provocateurs" sent by Democrats. What's next, is Breitbart going to claim there was actually a second spitter?

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