The Weekly Standard’s John McCormack has an interesting take on the swastika that was painted on the main sign at Rep. David Scott’s (D-GA) district office: That it’s most likely a “fake hate crime,” a hoax perpetrated a Scott supporter.
McCormack wrote a blog post called “Beware of Fake Hate Crimes,” saying: “It’s possible that a neo-Nazi actually vandalized Rep. Scott’s offices. But given the fact that the Nazi imagery so neatly dovetails with the left’s smearing of health-care protesters as fascists, isn’t it more likely that this act of vandalism was committed by one of Scott’s supporters?”
Of course, the Nazi imagery is now a part of a right-wing smear campaign, and was introduced into the debate by Rush Limbaugh and others. But, hey, this is still an open case that is being investigated by the authorities, so who knows?
When asked for comment by TPM, Scott’s press assistant Jennifer Wright was a bit taken aback — but mainly amused. “Personally I think it’s funny that he thinks a David Scott supporter put the swastika on the sign,” said Wright, “especially given what’s been happening in the media with the Congressman.”
(Via Media Matters)