The corporate media, which has acted as a Pretorian Guard of sorts for Big Government for years, is jumping the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) bandwagon after the agency released a report decrying the “dangers” posed by “sovereign citizens.” One of the report’s biggest cheerleaders has been CNN, whose guest “analysts” and hosts have described such Americans as being a bigger threat to the country than the terrorist group ISIS. CNN further noted that the “new intelligence assessment” by DHS “focuses on the domestic terror threat from right-wing sovereign citizen extremists and comes as the Obama administration holds a White House conference to focus efforts to fight violent extremism.”

The term “right-wing” has often been used by mainstream media and government officials as code to describe Americans who tend to be more conservative, believe in the letter of the Constitution, prefer smaller, less intrusive government, are religious and, in particular, Christian. The first 24-hour news broadcaster, in an online report, claimed that some federal and local law enforcement agencies are viewing domestic terrorism from so-called sovereign citizens as a threat equal to, “and in some cases greater than,” those posed by “foreign Islamic terror groups” that tend to get more public attention. MORE