The uncivil protest

We can always rely on Fox News to really get to the heart of any given issue. So let's see what we have here: mother of slain soldier protests outside president's ranch. Who can blame Murdoch Central from going with this angle:

Larry Mattlage created quite a stir earlier in the day when he fired his shotgun over his property. The Crawford rancher told reporters he was practicing for dove season. Mattlage expressed frustration about the ongoing anti-war protest taking place near his property, and said other neighbors are also getting aggravated by all of the protest activity on their quiet country road.
"You want something like this in your backyard? Huh, or your front yard? This is our yard right here. We just happen to, in Texas, have a bigger yard than they do in Maryland," Mattlage told reporters.
"I mean, would you like somebody invading your house for a long time and blocking your view and blocking your road? I wake up every morning [with] this crowd, and I go to bed every night with this campground down here on a public road, which I'm paying taxes to, the middle of this road," he said. [LINK]
Good honest tax-paying Americans don't need to hear about dead folks or nothing. Why, it's downright un-neighborly.

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