While viewing an episode of the History Channel program Gangland, we couldn’t help but notice an interesting pairing of images. The recent episode titled “Army of Hate” focused on a racist “white power” group who engaged in armed bank robberies to fund their hateful “takeover of America” back in the 1980′s and 90′s.
As I viewed the program and a series of images flashed by as it segued into the next scene I thought, “Was that what I thought it was?”
Thanks to digital cable, I rewound and sure enough, the “Don’t Tread on Me”/”Liberty or Death” logo was juxtaposed with the racist “White Power” logo. This occurred at least two separate times during the program.
Unless someone has been living under a rock, it’s common knowledge that the “Don’t Tread on Me” snake logo has become the un-official Tea Party logo. The mainstream media has been pushing the message that the Tea Party is filled with a bunch of racist, right wing extremists- like the ones featured in this episode of Gangland.
Anti-Tea Party propaganda or innocent (and really poor) editorial decision?