Bob Orr at CBS covered the alleged assassination plot by the Hutaree Militia more cursorily than ABC's Dan Harris or NBC's Pete Williams on Monday. So now Orr plays catch-up, investigating whether Hutaree's apocalyptic preparations to precipitate an End Days battle with the anti-Christ are typical of the citizens' militia movement in general. The answer is No. Orr quoted the Southeast Michigan Militia, which disavows Hutaree: "A well-armed citizenry is the best form of homeland security." Orr generalized that "most militias do not plot attacks but they do share common traits: often extremely conservative ideology; race is sometimes an issue; and they usually oppose taxes, big government, social reforms--that kind of thing." NBC's Williams added that social networking Websites mean that the once-rural militias now recruit in cities too.
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