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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Liberal Media Attacks On Conservatives Regarding Arizona Shootings

It's an unfortunate, and expected, outcome of the tragic shooting deaths and woundings in Tucson over the weekend that liberal media pundits have immediately blamed conservative politicians and media personalities.

I actually watched some of Monday night's MSNBC program featuring Keith Olberman. This was after I saw part of Bill O'Reilly's Fox News program. O'Reilly aggressively responded to Paul Krugman's New York Times editorial. Part of that text, which I found here, reads,

"We don’t have proof yet that this was political, but the odds are that it was. She’s been the target of violence before. And for those wondering why a Blue Dog Democrat, the kind Republicans might be able to work with, might be a target, the answer is that she’s a Democrat who survived what was otherwise a GOP sweep in Arizona, precisely because the Republicans nominated a Tea Party activist. (Her father says that “the whole Tea Party” was her enemy.) And yes, she was on Sarah Palin’s infamous “crosshairs” list. [...]
You know that Republicans will yell about the evils of partisanship whenever anyone tries to make a connection between the rhetoric of Beck, Limbaugh, etc. and the violence I fear we’re going to see in the months and years ahead. But violent acts are what happen when you create a climate of hate. And it’s long past time for the GOP’s leaders to take a stand against the hate-mongers."

Right now, I'm listening to Glenn Beck's Monday evening program. I missed the live telecast, but correctly figured he would focus on Krugman et.al. using the shootings as an excuse to politicize free speech. I was correct.

For his part, Olberman, when I tuned in, was interviewing some minor liberal at an outfit called, I believe, the Southern Poverty Law Project. Olberman quizzed the guy on whether right wing pundits and the GOP were inciting violence, which, of course, the interviewee confirmed. Without any evidential cites, of course. Then Olberman's stentorian voice solemnly declared that Sarah Palin's website had put the Arizona Congresswoman who was shot, in 'crosshairs' for electoral defeat. Nevermind that the webpage to which I provided the link above reproduced a DailyKos page also targeting the Representative in its own crosshairs.

By now, you, as have I, have probably learned that the shooter was, sadly, an unstable, mentally ill person whose political leanings, whatever they were, didn't have any obvious connection to his violent acts.

Beck coolly reminded his viewers of how the liberal media got the recent case of the black female HUD(?) employee all wrong by jumping to conclusions in advance of having the facts. And on Monday evening, one of O'Reilly's guests reminded his viewers that when the Muslim Army colonel shot up Fort Hood, the liberal media reprimanded the public not to assign any causality to his religious beliefs. Now, however, they are all over conservatives for alleged responsibility for the Arizona violence.

Need you know more to see how one-sided the liberal media forces are? How they look for the potential in any situation to muzzle conservatives and restrict free speech?

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