Monday, December 22, 2014

The Media - Democrat Operatives with Press Credentials.

In 2014, Joan Walsh writes:

//The right politicizes murders: How it exploited tragedy, told de Blasio how to raise his son//

But in 2011, Joan Walsh wrote:

//We won’t know for a while exactly why the gunman identified as Jared Lee Loughner, 22, shot 18 people, including Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and we may never know why. From the shards of maybe-evidence he left behind – to my knowledge it’s unconfirmed whether any of the MySpace, YouTube or Facebook posts being cited were created by the suspect – people can find reason to call him a right-wing nut-job or a left-wing fanatic. He supposedly railed against the government like Tea Partiers do, he was a gold-fanatic like Glenn Beck, but he also listed the Communist Manifesto as a favorite book on his alleged MySpace page.

But while we wait to learn the motivation behind Saturday’s shooting, which killed six, including federal Judge John Roll, nine-year old Christine Taylor Green and Gabe Zimmerman, Giffords’ community outreach director, is it really controversial to suggest that the overheated anti-government rhetoric of the last two years, with its often violent imagery, ought to be toned down? Really?

Sadly, to my knowledge, no conservative leader has yet called for dialing back the rage on the right in the wake of the Giffords shooting. Sarah Palin sent condolences to Giffords’ family, but said nothing about her unconscionable SarahPAC map putting 20 House members, including Giffords, in actual crosshairs for supporting healthcare reform, or her infamous Tweet telling conservatives “don’t retreat, reload.” Giffords’ 2010 Tea Party challenger, Jesse Kelly, hasn’t apologized for inviting supporters to “shoot a fully automatic M16″ to “get on target for victory” and “remove Gabrielle Giffords from office.” Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle hasn’t yet recanted her statement about the need to pursue “Second Amendment remedies” if political change lags behind the Tea Party’s dreams.

Although there’s no evidence Tea Party rhetoric had anything to do with Giffords’ shooting, it can be no surprise that her father, when asked if his daughter had enemies, told the New York Post tearfully, “Yeah, the whole Tea Party//


The lack of self-awareness is stunning.


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