He complains that The Washington Post is too liberal for him. He complains that there are things about the article he disagrees with.
There are quite a few things I don't like about the article. The Washington Post is pretty liberal and they really paint some of the individuals that they focus on as, you know, just kind of being crazy and outlandish and even dangerous to America. (35:40-36:00.)MacDonald does not mention that the article mentioned various outlandish ideas such as a plot to create a one world government, the US government promoting abortion to reduce the world population to one billion, even speculation that the US government committed the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
He reads parts of the article. At one point he quotes the following passage.
Those in the movement call themselves patriots, demanding that the federal government adhere to the Constitution and stop what they see as systematic abuse of land rights, gun rights, freedom of speech and other liberties. (Washington Post.)MacDonald responds to this passage.
"Those in the movement call themselves patriots." See that. It's that kind of terminology that has to raise a questions mark when you read that. "They call themselves patriots." Well maybe they are patriots? [MacDonald chuckles.] Maybe they are patriots. (Brad MacDonald, 37:17-37:35.)MacDonald later quotes the article.
“The last thing I want is violence,” Soper said. “But I hope they see that if we continue down this path, we’re going to have more bloodshed in this country.” (Washington Post.)MacDonald then makes the following comments.
It's really a pretty frightening picture, isn't it? And you know he's right. He's right. Because... Because on the other side. There's a large group of people on the other side who say, "We want anarchy. We want violence." (Brad MacDonald, 44:00-44:20.)Who's "the other side"? Why is MacDonald appealing to this militia man to convince his followers that PCG's dire predictions will finally come true?
Even though he says it is "an alarming trend" he is willing to portray the militia movement favorably by insinuating that they are patriots, refusing to discuss the concerning issues in the news article and insisting that this militiaman's fear of catastrophe is correct. It seems fair to say that Brad MacDonald sympathizes with the militia movement.