Monday’s right wing media reaction to the Giffords shooting in Tucson was predictable.
Let me sum it up for you.
“We expect to continue to use the airwaves to stoke up the embers of anti-government resentment, anger and paranoia because it is our right to do so. And we shall continue to refuse to acknowledge our responsibility for any violent act perpetrated by an unhinged individual who may or may not have heard our calls to armed violence.”
Because, you see, there is no evidence as of yet that Jared Lee Loughner was LISTENING to when he said…
“I tell people don’t kill all the liberals. Leave enough so we can have two on every campus–living fossils–so we we’ll never forget what these people stood for.”
There’s no evidence that Loughner even had the radio turned ON when Glenn Beck said…
“I’m thinking about killing , and I’m wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it. No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out is this wrong? I stopped wearing my What Would Jesus band Do, and I’ve lost all sense of right and wrong now. I used to be able to say, “Yeah, I’d kill Michael Moore,” and then I’d see the little band: What Would Jesus Do? And then I’d realize, “Oh, you wouldn’t kill Michael Moore. Or at least you wouldn’t choke him to death.” And you know, well, I’m not sure.”
There’s not a single scintilla of proof that Loughner was even in the same ROOM with a TV set when Bill O’Reilly said about abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, who was later murdered during church services…
* He “destroys fetuses for just about any reason right up until the birth date for $5,000.”
* He’s guilty of “Nazi stuff,”
* a moral equivalent to NAMBLA and al-Qaida
* “This is the kind of stuff that happened in Mao’s China, Hitler’s Germany, Stalin’s Soviet Union”
* “operating a death mill”
* “has blood on his hands”
* “executing babies about to be born”
We have no way of KNOWING whether or not he even HEARD Tea Party Senatorial Candidate ‘s cry for revolution…
I hope that’s not where we’re going, but, you know, if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies and saying my goodness what can we do to turn this country around? I’ll tell you the first thing we need to do is take Harry Reid out.
There’s no way to tell if he ever saw that Alabama congressional candidate’s ad in which he tells a group of stock actors dressed in 1775 garb that if he were elected (he wasn’t), he would impeach Obama, “and if that’s not enough, some of you gentlemen own taverns,” and the actor playing George Washington pounds his fist on the table and says, “Gentlemen, gather your armies!”
And we don’t know if he was watching when a woman who was tabbed to be newly-elected Florida congressman Allen West’s chief of staff, a man who during his campaign urged his followers to ensure that his opponent would be “afraid to come out of his house” was caught on tape saying this…
Crowley Political Report found a video from this past July where a little more than six minutes in, Kaufman says – “If ballots don’t work bullets will.”
Later in the video Kaufman says that if her side loses the election she would quit her radio job and:
“I’m going to go up into the hills of Kentucky, I’m going to go out to the Midwest, I’m going to go up into the Vermont and New Hampshire outreaches and I’m going to gather men and women who understand that some things are worth fighting for and some things are worth dying for.”
Nope! All we know for sure is that Jared Lee Loughner had some sort of long-standing beef with Congresswoman , that he waited until AFTER she was re-elected to go to a local gun shop to buy the weapon he used to shoot her, killing six and wounding more than a dozen others in the process. Does it sound familiar, though? Does it SEEM like Loughner hoped Giffords would lose the election, and when the ballots didn’t do the trick, the bullets sure as hell did?
Still, the right wing refuses to acknowledge any connection even though scrubbed the graphic with the gunsights on Giffords’ congressional district from her webbie before the blood was dry on the pavement and later sent out one of her spokesmorons to claim that them wasn’t gunsights after all, them was surveyor marks! (Yeah. That’s the ticket!)
President Obama is going to Tucscon on Wednesday. Is the head of the local Republican party asking the president to unify a divided people? Not so much.
With President Obama reportedly set to visit this divided and mourning Arizona city Wednesday, the chair of the county is calling on the president to help put an end to what he calls “assigning blame” in the wake of Saturday’s shooting at a constituent event for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) that left six dead and the congresswoman gravely wounded.
Brian Miller called on Obama to “lead the effort to stop the blame” after the shooting, responsibility for which he says has been unfairly placed on the shoulders of Republicans and the right.
But one good things SEEMS to have come from this so far. , chief news oinker at has told his crew to “tone it down.”
Ailes also said he gave instructions to Fox employees to dial back their rhetoric: “I told all of our guys, shut up, tone it down, make your argument intellectually. You don’t have to do it with bombast. I hope the other side does that.”
Well, that’s good… a little less bombastic rhetoric will…
Wait a minute. What did he say? He hopes “the other side” does that as well?
Other side? WHAT other side? Isn’t Fox News a NEWS organization? A “fair and balanced” NEWS organization? How can a news organization have an “other side”? Competitors, sure! Other news organizations, you betcha! But “the other side?”
Something kinda telling about THAT right THERE, don’cha think?