Because Markos Moulitsas pointed out the nexus between a political movement that’s stocking up on firearms and calling for revolution (tenuous, I know – we can have a full discussion on this in comments, by which I mean a single comment, because Jesus Christ), conservative bloggers have decided he’s gone Full Evil. But there’s a reason why, they say – his traffic numbers are terrible.
Moe Lane shows us the terrible truth, by which I mean he uses a graph for Daily Kos that goes from 0 to 80 million hits and uses a graph for Redstate that goes from 0 to 3 million hits to show that while Daily Kos’ terrible 25 million visits a month is nothing compared to the awe-inspiring awe that is Redstate’s 1.6 million.
By the way, if this sounds like anything you’ve read or heard recently from, say, Glenn Beck, Michelle Bachmann, Rush Limbaugh or pick a Galter, it’s because you have:
Richard Andrew Poplawski was a young man convinced the nation was secretly controlled by a cabal that would eradicate freedom of speech, take away his guns and use the military to enslave the citizenry.
Freedom Doctrine! 9/12 Project! National Volunteering is the beginning of Obama’s fascist army!
It’s easier not to link far-right conservatives to violent extremism when they aren’t, you know, promoting every single element that feeds into violent extremism.