Friends described shooter Jason Loughner as “far left” and “liberal.”
For some reason that did not make the AP story.

Federal Judge John M. Roll, a Bush appointee, was among the people fatally shot outside Safeway grocery store in Tucson yesterday.

The Associated Press thought about the shootings in Arizona by a Marx-supporting, liberal, anti-government lunatic and placed blame squarely at the feet of the tea party and Sarah Palin.

Please don’t ever believe that you are being fed nothing but liberal talking points when you turn to the state-run media for answers.
This was disgusting.
They even quote that liberal Pima County Sheriff Dupnik as if he’s an expert on national discourse.
The Associated Press reported:

The nation’s caustic political climate has become a suspect of sorts in the rampage that left six dead and a lawmaker critically injured in Arizona. Already, appeals are being heard to tone down the rhetoric.

The captured suspect’s motives remain unknown despite his online diatribes betraying resentment of the government and a scattered state of mind. Still, scrutiny is intensifying on how much is too much, and how hot is too hot, in political debate.

The attack on Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and those who were with her might be the work of “a single nut,” said Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva, whose Arizona district shares Tucson with Giffords’ district. But he said the nation must assess the fallout of “an atmosphere where the political discourse is about hate, anger and bitterness.”

In Washington, lawmakers from both parties were deeply shaken and the House’s newly installed Republican leaders postponed Wednesday’s scheduled vote to repeal the new health care law. That divisive issue was at the center of the harshest criticisms of Giffords and many other Democrats for the past two years.

The chief law enforcement official in the House, Sergeant-at-Arms Bill Livingood, said the Tucson attack did not appear to be part of a larger threat against Congress. Still, as a precaution, he advised each House member’s office in an e-mail Saturday evening to get in touch with local law enforcement.

Washington and the nation have experienced a year or more of raw politics, with anger spilling over on both sides and gun-related metaphors coming loosely from the lips of some candidates and activists. Giffords, who had been a figurative target of the right, warned months ago that the verbal assaults were beyond the pale and could have dire results.

In Pima County, Ariz., Sheriff Clarence Dupnik suggested “all this vitriol” in recent discourse might be connected to Saturday’s shootings. “This may be free speech,” he told reporters, “but it’s not without consequences.”

Jonathan Cowan, president of the centrist Democratic group Third Way, said: “We do know that politics has become too personal, too nasty and perhaps too dangerous. Perhaps out of this senseless act some sense can return to our public discourse.”

Many lawmakers, especially Democrats, felt the 2009-2010 debate over health care sometimes got out of hand. It began with emotional town hall meetings in the summer of 2009, when some critics warned of government “death panels.”

Giffords, 40, was among lawmakers who reported 42 threats or acts or vandalism in the first three months of 2010, a big increase over the previous year, law enforcement officers said. Nearly all the threats dealt with the massive health care bill that Giffords and other Democrats enacted over fierce Republican opposition.

In March, someone kicked in or shot out a glass door and side window at Giffords’ office in Tucson, a few hours after the House passed the health care measure with her help.

Giffords also was among about 20 Democrats opposed in last fall’s elections by Sarah Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee. Palin’s Facebook page in March posted a U.S. map with the cross-hairs of a gun scope imposed over each of the 20 Democrats’ districts. Gun imagery appeared in various ways in the campaign, often not connected at all with gun rights.

“We’re on Sarah Palin’s targeted list,”
Giffords said at the time. “The way that she has it depicted has the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district. When people do that, they’ve got to realize there are consequences to that action.”

Palin’s Facebook page after the shooting extended condolences to Giffords’ family and the other victims.

The suspected shooter, Jared Loughner, complained about the government online and spoke of matters involving currency, terrorism and “mind control.” But what might have driven him to violence has not been established.

In typical state-run media fashion they left out important details and projected violence on the right.
What a disgusting display of bias.

 

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  1. Oh, this is just the beginning. It will get worse after this and the dems will use this to impose all kinds of new “laws”.

    Just wait for the influx of moronic left wingers who will infest this post to blame conservatives for what happened.

    5..4..3..2..1..

  2. This needs to be exposed for what it is. THEY ARE TRYING TO INCITE VIOLENCE AGAINST SARAH PALIN. THAT IS WHAT THIS IS. IT’S GLARING.

  3. “Loughner registered to vote for the first time in 2006, said Chris Roads, Pima County’s registrar of voters. He registered as an independent and last voted in the 2008 general election”.

    http://azstarnet.com/news/local/crime/article_78272a23-fe75-5bee-ba38-f8171cda3fb7.html

  4. ya know, 2 years ago, I would have fallen for AP’s i.e. American Propoganda’s leftist storyline 100%.

    But AP did the same nonsense against a democrat candidate I supported — Hillary, the whole RFK perseverence example she used for staying in the primaries, and she was torn apart for it; it was almost like it was all coordinated by the liberal media, ABC, NBC, SeeBS, CNN, MSNBC.

    That is when I realised, yes my conservative friends are completely correct, there is a leftist agenda and its blatant in the “mainstream” media.

    I doubt this leftist agenda is fooling anyone anymore or convincing anyone anymore.
    The leftist media can push this all this want, the democrats can push this all this can, it will not work.

    Hillaryis44.org as well as Hillbuzz.org prove it. Hillbuzz certainly was a democrat site who are now consitutional conservative Independents.

    Prayers to all the victims, this was not a crime against a dem or a repub, the victims were of both parties, this was against the American way, the Tea Party constitutional conservative way.

    God Bless all the victims whose lives now have been forever changed. And God Bless America.

  5. Have you seen the shooter’s favorite video on his YouTube account titled: “America: Your Last Memory in a Terrorist Country”? It looks to be self produced. It’s hardly the work of a Tea Partier or Conservative. Here it is if you can stomach it:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/Classitup10#p/a/f/0/3L1lsLU-kUw

  6. The attack on Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and those who were with her might be the work of “a single nut,” said Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva, whose Arizona district shares Tucson with Giffords’ district. But he said the nation must assess the fallout of “an atmosphere where the political discourse is about hate, anger and bitterness.”

    Yes, by all means Mr. Grijalva, speak to your Mr. Obama/Soetoro or whatever his name is. He is the community agitator sending the SEIU to people’s homes. He is the one who said “If they bring a knife we bring a gun,” and “Get in their faces.” Talk to him. How about you talk to Frances Piven of Cloward/Piven fame who just the other day called for a violent revolution for the jobless that her man Obama created. How about you do that.
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/frances-fox-piven-rings-in-the-new-year-by-calling-for-violent-revolution/

  7. “Tone down the rhetoric” can be translated as, “Stop telling people that we are a bunch of left-leaning Socialists because everyone is realizing you are right and we are getting creamed in the elections…”

    The libs are always the same. It’s just like Manmade Global Warming – no matter what happens (more rain, less rain, more snow, less snow, warmer, colder) it is ALWAYS manmade global warming causing it. No matter that there has not been a single documented instance of any violence being carried out by a tea-partier, they keep up the same mantra – tea-partiers are violent and hate-filled.

    On the other hand, there have been MANY MANY MANY documented cases of violence being perpetrated by radical muslims and leftists, yet we are racists if we even bring it up.

    The left is all about labels and never about substance.

    Lucky for us, they refuse to learn from their mistakes. By continuing to beat the drum about how “violent tea-partiers” caused a left-wing communist nut-bag to kill people, they only further alienate the middle and ensure their relegation to the dustbin of political relevance. People aren’t stupid and they realize that this entire argument is a non sequitur of the highest order.

  8. From the AP story ” gun-related metaphors coming loosely from the lips of some candidates and activists.”
    Like Barrack Obama “They bring a knife we bring a gun”.

    If Bush had rammed down an unpopular government takeover of part of your lives, and someone whom voted for it got shot, whom would they blame? I am not any big W fan by any means, but just calling it as I see it.

  9. A Former Democrat,
    I used to be one too. It changed for me after 9/11. In the words of that other former Democrat Ronald Wilson Reagan, “I didn’t leave the party the party left me.” And it was a coordinated effort. The people running the government now are not Democrats but the Communist Party USA. It is William Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, “Hanoi” Jane Fonda, Frances Piven, George Soror, Tom Hayden, all of the malcontents from the 1960′s.

  10. Lamar Alexander was on CNN this morning with dick durbin….dick, of course, blames the Tea Party and Sarah Palin for the shooting….Lame Lamar couldn’t even remember that it was barack obama who has plenty of violent references such as:
    wanting to know who’s @ss to kick
    putting a boot on the neck of BP
    if they bring a knife to a fight we bring a gun
    These comments are violent references…and they come from the POTUS….a DEMOCRAT

  11. I am pretty much 100% sure that we can look forward to new polling done by the MSM that wil.l show a majority of American believe the Tea Party IS responsible for these shootings.

    Of course, the polling will VASTLY oversample Democrats even though Rasmussen says that republicans now outnumber Democrats by 4 points.

    ** Word to the MSM. NO ONE is listening to you anymore.

  12. I’m sorry I’m ranting here, but we can’t let them silence us. Stay focused. We need to continue what we are doing in a non violent fashion. We will not be silenced. Obama and the rest need to be destroyed in a non violent way and we will continue. There has been violence since the beginning of time and there always will be. We aren’t the party of hate they are.

  13. This is not just media bias. This a cover-up mode for the crime of MURDER to protect the left from it’s accountability. The democrat spin machine and the media have stooped to a level none thought possible,ignoring the calls for death and gun violence from their president,from their number one democrat website and from the talking heads of democratic punditry. This is an alarming reaction for murder and a shameful attempt to deflect the blame. We are seeing an attempt at a total information coupe to try to change the blame for criminal actions that were directly encouraged by a sitting president. “Bring a gun” is totally unacceptable speech and hatefilled rhetoric from a president. I hope Obama is so ashamed of himself today he is to embarrassed to show his face in public. I,for one,am ashamed of for him and of him.

  14. Recall that it was the angry rhetoric of Karl Marx that directly lead to the deaths of over 100 million people.

  15. Those “cross hairs on a gun scope” are called “position indicators” by the unicode consortium, which assigns position 2316 to this character. This character is probably on some font on your computer so that the character can display correctly when it is used on a web page. Whoever did the map that Sarah Palin used probably thought using the position-indicator symbol to show position was the logical thing to do. Google “unicode 2316″ for more information the character.

  16. “dick durbin….dick, of course, blames the Tea Party and Sarah Palin for the shooting…”

    well as a new Constututional Conservative Independent who used to be a lifelong dem until 2008, I can tell you for a fact that Dick Durbin was the person who coordinated the slime of the liberal media against Hillary Clinton when she was refusing to concede and then made the reference of how RFK was perserveing to finish his primaries for a nomination.

    This is a man I used to tremendously respect, this is a man I admired when I was still a democrat. Now it has been replaced by pure disgust.

    If the undemocratic party believes and wants to use this as a political tool, by all means do so, you will only drive more democrats out of the party and drive these newly registered Independents towards becoming constitutional conservatism.

  17. THEY ARE TRYING TO GET SARAH PALIN KILLED, AREN’T YOU DURBIN?

    HEY WHERE IS THAT BIRTH CERTIFICATE. DO YOU REMEMBER SARAH HERLIHY DURBIN? THAT LAW FIRM YOU’RE BOTH TIED TO, THAT SAID THE “NATURAL BORN PROVISION IS THE STUPIDEST PROVISION IN THE CONSTITUTION?” NOW I WONDER WHY SHE WOULD HAVE SAID THAT?

  18. He would have done the same with a knife. Or with a self-made bomb.

    If someone wants to kill, he WILL kill. The only thing you can do is stop him quickly.

    I also love how everybody is responsible for it, except the shooter.

    Loughner took a gun and made a decision to shoot all these people. It was his choice and it is entirely his responsibility.

    Though, while we’re going at “evil” gun-related metaphors (what about crossbows and normal bows), what about Obama’s own, similar statements? We all remember: “If they bring a knife, we bring a gun.”

    And yes, I’m baaaack.

  19. Channel 7 Chicago did NOT call Loughner a liberal or a far-left extremist, they did point out that Giffords was target of “tea party” violence after the Obamacare vote.



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