Capitalizing on the shooting in Tucson this afternoon, CBS furthered the lunatic left rhetoric that Sarah Palin was somehow responsible for this heinous crime. The theory being that the shooter was inspired by Palin’s midterm election map, which featured Gabrielle Giffords as a potential target.
“…critics of Sarah Palin have already drawn a link between the shooting and the fact that the former Alaska governor put Giffords on a "target list" of lawmakers Palin wanted to see unseated in the midterm elections.”
It’s a little concerning that CBS would fall for such a disgusting attempt to point the finger at Sarah Palin, a theory being perpetrated by liberal bloggers. But more concerning are the critics being cited in the article – commenters on Palin’s Facebook page. Impressive bit of journalism.
The first comment reads:
"What a hypocrite you are. You targeted this woman - literally with a target on her district - one of your freaky Fox followers hunted her down - and now you try to distance yourself from blame."
As an afterthought, in parentheses, CBS states that there is no proof that the shooter, Jared Loughner, is an actual Fox follower. The sentiments however echo those of another delusional liberal – Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas – who tweeted, “Mission accomplished, Sarah Palin”.
If using a hyperbolic target list is the problem, it’s odd that there is little mention of the target list posted by Markos (emphasis mine – h/t Ace of Spades).
“Who to primary? Well, I'd argue that we can narrow the target list by looking at those Democrats who sold out the Constitution last week. I've bolded members of the Blue Dogs for added emphasis.”
Gifford’s name was, of course, in bold print.
Another comment in the CBS report indicates that the writer is now ‘horrified’ by Palin’s ‘violent speech’. That comment is then followed up by a blogger who posted, "I screamed my f***ing head off about this map last year for just this reason”.
As if citing posts from a Facebook page and random bloggers didn’t bolster their one-sided findings, CBS then adds some accusatory comments from the Congresswoman’s father, and Jane Fonda.
Despite admitting no special knowledge of the situation, the Congresswoman’s father initially points his finger at ‘the whole Tea Party’. And Jane Fonda chimes in, claiming Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and the Tea Party movement in general have blood on their hands. Noel Sheppard of NewsBusters points out that Fonda possesses ‘no facts about the alleged shooter’. Note to Noel, possessing facts isn’t exactly a strong point of the far left. Remember the census worker suicide, which was blamed on just about every prominent conservative?
Crimes such as this do not reflect politics, or ideology, they reflect insanity. What ideology did the 9-year-old have that warranted her dying today?
Fantastic quote from CNN's Wolf Blitzer:
“We don’t know if he’s from the lunatic left or the lunatic right. We just see his crazy words.”