There is something deeper here.
This had all the earmarks of a coordinated "canned" media event......much like the MediaMatters coordinated media attack on Rush Limbaugh over his "offensive" comment about Sandra Fluke.
This thing was planned out and "waiting on the shelf" for the opportunity to be executed....the logistics, article themes, "hysteria" was in place.
The "media" didnt do this on their own........there was guidance and planning.
This is NOT a new phenomenon and we need to go after the people who are orchestrating these "campaigns".......or start fighting fire with fire and start coordinating our own "demonization" campaigns against "progressive" groups or individuals.