Thursday, June 15, 2017

New York Times Editor's Uses Yesterday's Shooting Of GOP Congressmen To Attack Sarah Palin

WNU Editor: The New York Times editorial is here .... America’s Lethal Politics (New York Times editorial).

The key part is here ....

.... Was this attack evidence of how vicious American politics has become? Probably. In 2011, when Jared Lee Loughner opened fire in a supermarket parking lot, grievously wounding Representative Gabby Giffords and killing six people, including a 9-year-old girl, the link to political incitement was clear. Before the shooting, Sarah Palin’s political action committee circulated a map of targeted electoral districts that put Ms. Giffords and 19 other Democrats under stylized cross hairs.

Conservatives and right-wing media were quick on Wednesday to demand forceful condemnation of hate speech and crimes by anti-Trump liberals. They’re right. Though there’s no sign of incitement as direct as in the Giffords attack, liberals should of course hold themselves to the same standard of decency that they ask of the right.

The problem with this New York Times editorial is that there is no evidence .... none .... to support the conspiracy theory (and that is what I call it) that the shooter of Ms. Giffords (Jared Lee Loughner), who was diagnosed as a schizophrenic, was at all inspired by Palin’s electoral map. And I am not alone .... even the senior editor of Mother Jones believes this New York Times editorial is "stupid". See link here. But such is the discourse of today .... everything has become politicized.


TWN said...

Odds based on recorded history through the world for in these types of actions, scream conspiracy, except in the USA, how is that possible?

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Aizino Smith said...
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Aizino Smith said...

Fred Lapides.

Do you really think we give a shit about the retraction?

We do not.

You show how scared you are about your sacred cow by posting all in bold and capitol letters.

We could have a libel case, which is winnable. I hope Sarah sues and the NY Slime.

I feel bad for Loughner's parents. They knew they had a problem. They tried to contain and/or fix it. They failed. Maybe any parent would've failed in that case.

Liberals tried to blame Loughner's crimes on the Tea Party among others. That is kind of hard, when he practiced B.S. demonic rituals in his backyard.

Loughner was a product of crazy and leftist ideology.

I hope the NYT goes swirling down the toilet due to bankruptcy. They know how much trouble they are in, which is why they are issuing a mea culpa.

Jay Farquharson said...


Aizino Smith said...

Obama is an America hater.

He did get agent Terry killed.

There should have been a special counsel investigate Fast & Furious.

If Mexico requests extradition of Obama & Holder for the deaths of Mexican as the result of 'Fast & Furious', we should comply.