Jared Loughner was in no way a conservative or inspired by alleged conservative talk show "hate," yet the media have been quick to blame conservative talk radio and Sarah Palin for his assassination attempt on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Arizona), all in an effort to delegitimize and demonize the conservative movement.
This stands in stark contrast to how the media have been silent on the real political motivations of crazed left-wingers, NewsBusters publisher and Media Research Center founder Brent Bozell noted on the January 11 "700 Club."
"What about the shooter at the Discovery Channel last year.... He said that he had been inspired by Al Gore," Bozell reminded viewers.
"There's an awful lot of intellectual dishonesty taking place" in the liberal media, Bozell argued, pointing out that while the media have reported the federal judge killed in the Saturday shooting spree was "at the wrong place at the wrong time" and in no way Loughner's target, the New York Times editorial page claims that "there was all sorts of hate mail aimed at the judge and this is an example of why you have to control talk radio."
Bozell also reminded host Gordon Robertson that the media are just being true-to-form with earlier instances of blaming conservatives for political violence or terrorism such as the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
For the full interview, click here for MP3 audio or watch the video embedded below: