Old Gray Lady Apologizes for Blaming Conservatives for Left-Wing Bush-Hating Lunatic’s Mass Murder

After the mass slaughter in Tucson last week democrats and the liberal media immediately plotted to blame the shootings on the tea party and Sarah Palin.

But now we know…
The Tucson killer was an anti-Christian, anti-Constitution, left-wing, pro-Marx, antiflag, “quite liberal” lunatic who hated Bush. He had been targeting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords since 2007.
No wonder Obama called off the dogs at his Wednesday pep rally.

Today the Old Gray Lady apologized for blaming conservatives for the mass slaughter in Arizona… sort of.
The New York Times reported:

…The Times’s day-one coverage in some of its Sunday print editions included a strong focus on the political climate in Arizona and the nation. For some readers — and I share this view to an extent — placing the violence in the broader political context was problematic.

C. Wenk, a reader in Alexandria, Va., criticized “an egregious rush to judgment in the Times coverage of the Arizona shooting, specifically aimed at linking the shooting to various conservative or Republican political rhetoric.”

A second reader, Kevin O’Donnell of Greenbrae, Calif., saw it as a case of The Times jumping too quickly: “I understand the larger point about coarse speech raising the potential for violence. By offering that debate within hours of events, doesn’t The Times risk starting at the conclusion end of the argument?”

The Times had a lot of company, as news organizations, commentators and political figures shouldered into an unruly scrum battling over whether the political environment was to blame. Meanwhile, opportunities were missed to pick up on evidence — quite apparent as early as that first day — that Jared Lee Loughner, who is charged with the shootings, had a mental disorder and might not have been motivated by politics at all.

“If I were a reporter on this story, my very first call would have been to a mental health professional willing to consider the nature of Mr. Loughner’s illness,” Max Etchemendy of East Palo Alto, Calif., wrote. “The ‘political’ angle has been beaten to death, and ‘medical’ angle has been ignored completely.”

So why does a story get framed this way? Journalism educators characterize this kind of framing as a storytelling habit — one of relating new facts to an existing storyline — and also as a reflex of news organizations that are built to handle some topics well, and others less well.

Jerry Ceppos, dean of the journalism school at the University of Nevada, Reno, said journalists’ impulse to quickly impose a frame on a story is “genetic.”

“Journalists developed automatic framing protocols generations ago because of the need to report quickly,” he said. “Today’s hyper-deadlines, requiring journalists to report all day long and all night long, made that genetic disposition even more dominant.”

To be fair, there were some good reasons to steer the coverage initially in this direction. As Rick Berke, the national editor, said: “Our coverage early on was broad and touched everything from the possible shooter to the victims to the reaction to, yes, the political climate in Arizona. By our count, there were 49 stories in the paper the first six days after the tragedy, of which only 14 were political in nature. But it would be ridiculous for us to neglect that. After all, a politician was shot in the head while meeting with constituents. That same lawmaker had her office vandalized during an especially rancorous campaign. And after the shooting the sheriff called his state the capital of hatred and bigotry.”

Still, I think the intense focus on political conflict — not just by The Times — detracted from what has emerged as the salient story line, that of a mentally ill individual with lawful access to a gun.

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  • TheresaAK

    By our count, there were 49 stories in the paper the first six days after the tragedy, of which only 14 were political in nature. But it would be ridiculous for us to neglect that. After all, a politician was shot in the head while meeting with constituents. That same lawmaker had her office vandalized during an especially rancorous campaign. And after the shooting the sheriff called his state the capital of hatred and bigotry.”
    ====================================================
    No mention of the Republican Federal Judge that was gunned down?

    Oh, the Sheriff is to blame, not the NYT?

    The Blame Game continues, in the guise of an apology. It was the fault of the Republicans and the Sheriff, nothing to do with the NYT……typical Marxist spin.

  • Granny

    Doesn’t sound like much of an apology to me. I see lots of “some readers felt” but very little “mea culpa.”

    Reporting the news is NOT story telling. News reports are supposed to contain facts, not fiction. There should be no need to “frame” a story. There is not a single thing wrong with saying “we don’t know what motivated the shooter”. Anything further is propaganda. It is no wonder the “news” agencies don’t seem to understand why they lose viewership and influence by the hour.

  • exceller

    Looks like they are taking a lot of heat, and deservedly so. If there were any people prior to this shooting who didn’t already know that all of the big media outlets are rabidly partisan, they surely know it now. This recent spectacle was despicable.

  • Must be bad if they said sorry.

  • bg
  • John Fembup

    “To be fair, there were some good reasons to steer the coverage initially in this direction. ”

    To be fair??!!?? C’mon. If “fairness” had ANYTHING to do with it, there would have been NO “steerage” of the story in ANY direction. The paper would have reported the facts as they became known – and facts have no agenda.

    This newspaper makes the fish you wrap in it gag.

  • Jim

    What inmitigated crap!!! The New York Times, like so many in the MSM and elsewhere on the Left made a vile, false accusation against Gov. Palin, the Tea Party, and Conservatives/Republicans in the same irresponsible sensational fashion as they did against Richard Jewel and the three Duke Lacrosse players and what does the NYT chalk it up to?

    1.) Irrational exuberance e.g the ‘Hey folks, we just got caught up in all of the excitement to accuse people of murder instead of examining the facts.’ excuse.

    2.) Mob psychology e.g the ‘Well, everybody else was doing it too’ excuse.

    At this point, not only do I think the NYT/MSM/Left are ethically incapable of being and adult by admitting a mistake, I believe they are pathologically incapable of doing so. What disgusting people.

  • The New York Times – Advertising handbags for the rich; writing editorials for the poor.

    In a city where they actually think David Letterman is funny, who can be surprised by what they do?

  • DigitalTroglodyte

    Apology? You’re being generous characterizing that as an apology. They can’t go bankrupt fast enough.

  • Josie

    I agree with Theresa, this is nothing more than a lame attempt to justify poor behavior and lack of judgement. This is in no way an apology. The NYT has lost a lot of cred with this blame game. They appear much more a grocery store tabloid than a respected news organization.

  • DINORight

    Ummmm……..apology?! What apology?! Sounds more like an excuse as to why news organizations MUST make such errors (“we weren’t the only ones”). After all, the self-inflicted “24/7 news cycle” is FORCING this type of error, they pathetically claim. Except, of course, when it is a known liberal perp like, say……Dem advisor to Congresswoman Giffords Mr. Eric Fuller. (And, yes – I read the entire NYT op-ed to be sure there was no apology before I commented.)

    Excuses, no apology. The NYT continues with its business as usual, with a little self-righteous “gee, everybody makes mistakes” excuse. Like what they did is not criminally libelous. Claiming “no malice aforethought”?! Sounds like a preemptive attempt for a legal defense against any future law suits, to me. Pathetic.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Just like I said on day one: if these people can’t blame the right-wing for something like this, then it must be “neither”. Nevermind “Zeitgeist”, a lefty Anti-Christian, anti-Jew moonbat fantasy extravaganza. Nevermind the murderer’s hatred for G. W. Bush, a typical lefty position. Nevermind all the other evidences that he was motivated by a leftist political bent, including his alleged view of Rep. Giffords’ as a “Fake”, as in “too far right to be a true Democrat.” Including his love of the Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf.

    If they can’t blame righty, then it’s nothing at all, and damn the evidence. They did the same with the KY Census worker. They did the same with Joe Stack. To these Journo-list a&&holes, there IS no left-wing. Just “normal” and “far right”, or “just insane, no prodding from either side.” Even though the evidence is overwhelming.

    Besides, the blood libel has been done. As I said earlier, no amount of correction and mea culpa will erase what they have done in the first week. We’ll see more violence from the left against the right this year, as a direct result of what they have done, than the last three years put together.

    Thanks, State-run Media. Goebbels would be proud.

  • Rob Crawford

    “Journalists developed automatic framing protocols generations ago because of the need to report quickly,”

    Ah, yes. I knew the old “we had to move fast” canard would be trotted out.

    And you gotta love the pseudo-technical term “automatic framing protocols”. How’s about you just say “bias” and get it over with, OK?

  • wanumba

    “Journalists developed automatic framing protocols generations ago because of the need to report quickly,” he said. “Today’s hyper-deadlines, requiring journalists to report all day long and all night long, made that genetic disposition even more dominant.”
    …………

    What the hell is THAT? Lazy-assed hyper-partisan hacks are GENETICALLY predispositioned by CAREER choice to report their own stereotypes as “news”?

    We don’t have to go back “generations” to find out where the NYT got it’s “Automatic Framing Protocol” for Arizona.
    Obama made it up to justify a Democrat-led BOYCOTT to PUNISH Arizona for the audacity of SB1070.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Somebody send the NYT editorial staff this link:

    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2011/01/the-face-of-hate.html

    It includes all the photos they intentionally covered up in the past 10 years while cherrypicking for the relatively few “sane” pics from the weekly Anti-War and Anti-Bush and anti-Palin and anti-America protests.

  • kansas

    So Sarah Palin got a special we’re sorry memo? I didn’t think so.

  • daleyrocks

    “The Times had a lot of company, as news organizations, commentators and political figures shouldered into an unruly scrum battling over whether the political environment was to blame.”

    What difference does it make if you had company? Take responsibility for your own scurrilous conduct. Saying you had company does not make what you did any less reprehensible, all it does is show that all lot of the media has the same low standards.

    Weasels.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    …The Times’s day-one coverage in some of its Sunday print editions included a strong focus on the political climate in Arizona and the nation. For some readers — and I share this view to an extent — placing the violence in the broader political context was problematic.

    Sounds a little evasive to me.

    How about a clear, “We screwed up”?

  • jimg

    The New York Times can go to hell.

    I couldn’t care less what they had to say then. I certainly don’t care what they have to say now.

  • Joanne
  • mike191

    The Grey Lady fired David Blair for contrived ,distorted and outright lying in his attempts at “journalism”, what is the difference at this moment in time?

  • Granny

    Mike191 – David Blair is not the only Times “reporter” caught making up news out of whole cloth. There has been at least one other one that I know of. Truth be told, I suspect that neither of them did anything most other Times reporters don’t do. They simply happened to get caught in such a way that the NYT had no choice but to fire them.

  • DigitalTroglodyte

    Walter Duranty would be proud.

  • Rick554

    THIS was an “apology”??? pfffft

  • gastorgrab

    The ‘Old Grey Whore’ she ain’t what she used to be,
    Prone to absurdities,
    Defined by obscenities,

    It’s ‘old Grey’ self is shunned by the tics and fleas,
    To dirty for dirt’s own sake.
    .

  • retire05

    At one time in our history, they were not called “journalists.” They were called “reporters” because that is what they did, report. Facts; clear, concise and to the point. Then along came Walter Cronkite, who could twist a story (the Tet Offensive) to fit his own personal political agenda. But he was such a respected “reporter” that we had to give him a better sounding title, hence, “journalist”.

    Now, throw in the mix of journalism schools, like the University of Missouri, that taught their students that no only did they have the responsibility to report facts, but they could also mold opinion. Every journalism student fancied him/herself the next Walter Cronkite. And of course, all those other courses they took, like sociology, let them know that they could also mold opinion and that opinion should reflect their own progressive views.

    Some say that journalism died during the campaign season of 2008. I say it died the day that Walter Cronkite stood in South Vietnam wearing military syled garb, telling an already divided nation that the finest fighting force in the world lost the Tet Offensive.

  • Granny

    #26 – Retire05

    On this one, I have to agree with you. We haven’t seen any real journalism to speak of in this country in quite some long while, particularly not on the national scene.

  • LimoLibsStink

    0bama:

    Let me be clear, I have sent Barney Frank to get to the button of this. I think you see some dirt come out.

    I believe it is time for Arthur Ochs Sulzberger to show some back bone hold the party line… or his back bone is going to slide.

    We will never know the true reasons behind these unspeakable acts… unless sheriff dipstick asks the suspect… that is not the point. The point is Sarah Palin and her political affiliation. She is my main opponent in 2012. Feel free to hate her.

    My limousine is running and I have a rally with Al Sharpton. We are going to give a stunning speech about Martin Luther King and Al Sharpton. We must come together and learn use the race card more effectively.

    Further, Sarah Palin is a typical White Person who clings to her bible and guns. She is to blame. Don’t vote for her. Vote for me. Keep your eye on the JumboTron so you will know when to clap. Good day.

  • Joanne

    http://www.rollcall.com/news/-202282-1.html

    “The car fire that led to the sudden death of Ashley Turton was caused by the impact after a low-speed crash, according to the major crash investigation unit of the Metropolitan Police Department.

    “It’s quite possible that the victim was maneuvering the car and came in contact with some kind of flammable chemical materials,” D.C. Fire spokesman Pete Piringer said.

    Turton, 37, was the former chief of staff to Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and wife of White House liaison to the House of Representatives Dan Turton. She worked as a lobbyist for the Raleigh, N.C.-based utility giant Progress Energy.

    Turton was found dead in her car Monday morning, which was discovered ablaze in a row house garage, presumably the Turton home, in the 800 block of A Street Southeast near Eastern Market.”

    You’ve got to wonder about these bizarre deaths.

  • Joe Astroturf

    This is great. But if your from NY and want to know if a local guy like Medal of Honor winner Lt. Michael Murphy of Patchogue gave his life for his country. Or If your just an American on the planet and want to know your better reading the Dumb paper like me the NY Post or some other paper that reports trivial things like that.

  • Joanne

    Sometimes things aren’t as they seem – perhaps Jared Loughner was there to kill the Republican Federal Judge Roll, and of course, we seem to hear mostly about the Democrat Congresswoman who survived. You’d think there would be more news about those killed, but oh no, the democrats keep on and on about this Democrat Congresswoman who lived.

  • This is weak tea at best. It’s too late to apologize. The damage has been done. The well has been poisoned.

  • Henry Hawkins

    NYTimes: “Sure, fine, since you all seem to insist on it, we will pretend to accept facts. Geez.”

  • bg

    ++

    Joanne #29

    thanks, posted about that a few days back.. 🙁

    eh, happens every day.. /sarc/

    [Ashley Turton was found dead in the pre-dawn hours inside a burning
    car at her Capitol Hill home. She was married to Daniel Turton, the White
    House’s deputy director of legislative affairs.]

    might be missing a few..

    ==

  • Joanne

    Who was spreading the hatred against Bush – the right? Hell no – it was the left, continually 24/7 they were spreading the hate and lies, and the left tries to blame the right for the hatred Loughner had for Bush? God hates liars.

  • bg

    ++

    BIG & LOUD & VIOLENT ~ HEAD CRACKING REVOLUTION

    um, what was it the ONE spoketh at his
    SOMBER MEMORIAL the other day?? /s/

    ==

  • Valerie

    Well, I sent Mr. Brisbane this link.

    http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2011/01/sarah-palin-glenn-beck-and-rush.html

    I could have sent him many,m many more links, but I decided to keep it short and simple.

  • bg

    ++

    are we really that simple?? i mean, the MSM has been in lying to US via one
    means or another for at least the past two decades.. so they’re tossing US
    gullible’s a milk-bone, and we go lady ga ga over it.. fact is.. it’ll be back to
    ‘business as usual’ before this thread is done..

    ==

  • Oldflyerg8r

    “P” poor excuse for an apology. Sounds more like a litany of excuses.

    Since I would never read the NYT, I cannot threaten to quit reading them. Shux!

  • Aitch748

    I don’t accept this apology because I see no reason to anticipate that the NEXT shooting, or violent event, or disaster, WON’T also be pinned on Sarah Palin, or the Tea Party, or whoever. Hell, I expect that that will be the very first thing I think of when the next big story breaks — that the hyenas in the journalism business will be trying to figure out how to pin blame for it on one or more of their political enemies.

    Too little, too late, Blood Libel Jackals. There are some things you can do that, once done, make people suspicious of you from now on. Taking a local story about a shooting and trying to make Sarah Palin (or whoever the target of your Two Minute Hate is this week) the “real” perpetrator would be one of those things. Journalism has jumped the shark, and I really don’t care what these sociopaths with the microphones have to say to us anymore.

  • bg

    ++

    btw.. i cannot begin to imagine how irate the Greens
    are about their opportunistic plan backfiring on them..

    to quote another great lady..

    “Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night!”

    ==

  • Highlander

    “Jerry Ceppos, dean of the journalism school at the University of Nevada, Reno, said journalists’ impulse to quickly impose a frame on a story is “genetic.”

    “Journalists developed automatic framing protocols generations ago because of the need to report quickly,” he said. “Today’s hyper-deadlines, requiring journalists to report all day long and all night long, made that genetic disposition even more dominant.”

    Genetic?! Automatic framing protocols?! Hyper deadlines?! What a bunch of hooey! Why don’t we just have computers writing for the New York Times? They could program their biases in far more effectively – and cheaply. And there would be the added bonus of not having to see any of these hacks in the flseh.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Notice:

    If everyone here hasn’t watched the vid at bg’s #5 link, the first one, you need to.

  • Valerie

    Wow. That didn’t take long.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/17/opinion/17krugman.html

    followed by

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/257300/paul-krugman-logician-yuval-levin

    http://pajamasmedia.com/ronradosh/2011/01/16/the-dishonesty-of-paul-krugman/

    The New York Times is now busy trying to Krugman the health insurance debate. And they’ve already been called on it.

  • kansas

    In all fairness maybe they should report on Major Hassan now.

  • Floyd Looney

    Doesn’t sound like an apology to me.

    “To be fair, there were some good reasons to steer the coverage initially in this direction”

    What is fair about lying, libel and smearing your political “enemies” as your first instinct and then pretending you have no bias.

  • mj

    When I was studying journalism in the 70s, the phrase “thematic bias” was used to describe such efforts.

  • Valerie

    From Mr. Krugman’s article, linked at #44, above:

    “And it’s not about the money. As I tried to explain in my last column, the modern G.O.P. has been taken over by an ideology in which the suffering of the unfortunate isn’t a proper concern of government, and alleviating that suffering at taxpayer expense is immoral, never mind how little it costs.”

    ***************

    And I abstract from Mr. Brisbane’s article linked by Jim above that the NYT will continue to use Mr. Krugman’s technique, that is, to Krugman its stories, because it’s SO much easier, and I suppose faster, to construct and defeat a straw man argument than it is to actually think through a problem and come up with something useful.

  • They call it “framing a story.”

    More like they framed a group of innocent people.

    Others call it “spin”.

    I call it lying. If only the facts turned out to fit their fantasy. They they wouldn’t have to eat crow.

  • concreteblue


    The Tucson killer was an anti-Christian, anti-Constitution, left-wing, pro-Marx, antiflag, “quite liberal” lunatic who hated Bush. He had been targeting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords since 2007.”
    He was also pro Hitler, pro gold standard, anti governbment..all right wing sentiments…Spin on……..

  • Max

    It’s just one city’s newspaper. Tho they dream of their own self-worth, both they and their city decline to nothingness, as circulation fades and the billionaires relocate to Asia. Their opinion only counts according to the attention we give them. The NYT is one of those rare cases where if you ignore them, they WILL just go away.

  • Max

    concreteblue … Hitler was a SOCIALIST. (sheesh)

  • “…a mentally ill individual with lawful access to a gun.” Really?

    When is the MSM going to get to the important story: what did the corrupt hack Dupnik know, and when did he know it ?

    http://libertyatstake.blogspot.com/
    “Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”

  • kansas

    “No wonder Obama called off the dogs at his Wednesday pep rally.”

    Did the dogs get the message?

  • bg

    ++

    Taq #43

    ok, just want to let you know that if you click on “refresh” the transcript
    will pop up, click on “refresh” again, and the video will pop back up again,
    however, i can’t seem to access both at the same time, iow: can’t scroll
    & read while the vid is playing & vise versa, so go figure.. 😀

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    concreteblue #50

    eh, Obama is pro Hitler (not to mention
    his cohorts, or these guys).. duh-fuh!!

    ==

  • bitterclinger

    The Slimes could’ve saved lots of ink and trees by saying:

    Most people think we were biased in the way we misrepresented the political climate that fostered the mass shootings in Tucson. We don’t.

  • bg

    ++

    Valerie #44

    thanks Valerie, you can add “taxes & death panels” to his “logistics”..

    ==

  • donh

    A very hollow apology given that Senator Gillibrand focused her MLK day speach on the crisis of violant hate speech going on in society. The left has a Doctor Jekyll Mr Hyde complex with these split personality tactics . Put out some aloof high road message of civility from perches of leadership while ground force operatives continue their relentless assault on innocent conservatives with bombastic false accusations of violant hate speech.

  • bg

    ++

    oh wow, the following may help us to understand
    ourselves, i totally agree with everything stated..

    Jared Lee Loughner Isn’t Crazy, But the Rest of Us Might Be

    ==

  • No Man

    What the f^@( is the New York Times?

    When the regime talks about civility, it means STFU you are an endangered species.

  • RickS

    I think the “Sarah Palin did it” meme was the result of an “availability cascade” ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Availability_cascade ). The journalists covering the attack already had an idea in their minds–that any attack against a Democrat would probably be the work of a tea partier. This was accepted early on and brought social acceptance from their like-minded peers.

  • Valerie

    #58 bg

    That’s quite a catch. Krugman endorses death panels and taxes as a means of denying patients expensive treatments, and Christine Amanpour’s face registered the shock I felt. Krugman got caught being honest: he believes that for prices in health insurance to be contained, medical services will have to be rationed, and taxes will have to rise. I recall that we tried those measures with gasoline.

    Meanwhile, today I went to a phone store and bought a portable Wi-fi hot spot. It turned out that I was able to get what I wanted as a free upgrade from the USB device I already had, and that it would cost $10 a month LESS than the older model, AND I don’t have to download any software to use it! What a great increase in convenience, performance, and value! I made sure the company rep knew I was pleased.

    I am happier with the value I get when I purchase electronic devices than when I purchase insurance.

    Medical insurance prices going UP and electronics prices are going DOWN.

    There are both obvious and subtle differences in the two markets, but it is high time the two were compared on an objective basis for the purpose of making the medical services market, and the market for insurance, more effective for consumers.

  • the new york times didn’t make any mistakes in their reporting of this story. they reported exactly the way they wanted. damn the facts, our political propaganda full speed ahead.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    #60 bg

    Where do you find these blogs?

    THAT was perhaps the best article I’ve read on this guy since last sunday.

    Incredible link, bg.

    Our society has been conditioned to believe that evil does not exist. Therefore, he must be crazy, insane, or mentally ill..

    “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.”
    –Keyser Soze, in The Usual Suspects

    From the post:
    “He isn’t crazy, he is depraved[1]: morally bad or debased; corrupt; perverted.

    “As I have suggested on earlier occasions, our culture has a tendency to expect that anybody who commits multiple murders must be an insane man, a lunatic, someone who “snapped”, or a person who is mentally unstable. This is a sign we have bought the lie that evil in its worst forms does not exist. There is no doubt what the Tucson killer did is sickening. But sick? No. We try to cure the sick; or if incurable, we have pity on them. We certainly don’t punish people when they are sick.”
    —–
    I also agree with the entire post. Evil exists, and this man loved evil. That is not mental illness, that is spiritual sickness. No amount of drugs or psychology will fix that.

  • bg

    ++

    re: #5

    as with anything i post, i urge you do your own research,
    as well as pay close special attention to disclaimers, ie:

    [LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This work is based on SEC filings, current events, interviews, corporate press releases, and what we’ve learned as financial journalists. It may contain errors and you shouldn’t make any investment decision based solely on what you read here. It’s your money and your responsibility. Stansberry & Associates Investment Research expressly forbids its writers from having a financial interest in any security they recommend to our subscribers. And all Stansberry & Associates Investment Research (and affiliated companies), employees, and agents must wait 24 hours after an initial trade recommendation is published on the Internet, or 72 hours after a direct mail publication is sent, before acting on that recommendation. Stansberry & Associates Investment Research, LLC. 1217 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore MD 21202]

    thank you..

    ==

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Hell, no, bg. I take every link you post as Gospel Truth!

    LOL!

    Actually, I do take everything I see with a grain of salt (or two, in Ginger’s case — no offense, Ginger, but you link us to some craaaaazzzzygonutz sites, though I know you mean well!).

    I don’t think this guy is too far off the mark. The Bible, particularly St. John’s Revelation, tells us that the price of a loaf of bread will, in the end-times, cost, essentially, a day’s wages. Yugoslavia is a good example of what can happen when the gov’t prints money.

    Thinking about learning to speak Mandarin, so I can get one of the cherry jobs in the camps. /half-sarc.

  • bg

    ++

    Taq #65

    gah!! just wrote a long post & have no ide how it went poof.. 🙁

    and i’m really not up to writing another one, ergo, God
    must be looking over my shoulder will have to suffice.. 🙂

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    Taq #67

    and the fact that they passed S510 (and all the other bills attached to it)
    so easily is scary enough on it’s own.. little do we realize there are people
    LITERALLY STARVING beyond our so called hell hole’s parameter.. gah!!

    ==

  • BarbaraS

    According to the pictures, this guy got stealily worse. The last picture is frightening. Look at his eyes. Crazy as a betsy bug.

  • You call what the NY Times wrote an apology? Too me, it sounds like nothing more than a rationalization filled with the same kinds of excuses the left always uses when caught pushing one of their big lies.

    Sadly, the damage is already done. Even though most Americans didn’t buy the big lie outright, subliminally they will tend now to look with a more critical eye on the words coming from the right. And those Indepdendents who might have been on the fence regarding Sarah Palin have now been given an extra dose of the Palin derangement serum which makes her radioactive.

    You’ll never see a real apology from the New York Times or an admission that they were wrong. In their mind, the right is to blame for every bad thing happening in this country and they are not about to let facts get in the way of their prejudices.

  • Mark S.

    So this is the… “But everyone else was doing it!” apology? Sorry, doesn’t fly… even when they admit it..
    =======
    “To be fair, there were some good reasons to steer the coverage initially in this direction.”
    =======
    In other words, we were right for blaming right-leaners, but you’re too stupid to understand those reasons.

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