By The Right Scoop


Somehow Sarah Palin and her congressional target map managed to make it into what I understand was an otherwise fabulous special on Gabby Giffords and her remarkable recovery. Toward the end of the special, Diane Sawyer asks aloud if Giffords really wants to go back to Washington, and then goes into a disdainful tirade about the “unsettling campaigns of 2010″. It was at that point she injected Sarah Palin “targeting” Giffords district, showing the map with targets on it.

Now of course she didn’t say that Sarah Palin caused Giffords’ shooting. Of course she can’t go that far. However, the only reason that map ever became popular was because of a left-wing smear to suggest Palin caused the man to be so angry he shot Giffords. And to include it in this special is to continue to perpetuate this idea that Palin’s map created a hostile environment – the “unsettling campaigns of 2010″.

By the way, what she calls the “unsettling campaigns of 2010″, I call the American people rising up against an out of control Congress. They lied all the way to passage with ObamaCare and the media carried their water. And yet these elitist journalists like Diane Sawyer still show their contempt for the American people in little segments like this. The problem is, it does nothing but inspire me to work even harder on the way to 2012.

Here’s the clip and pertinent transcript, courtesy of RCP.

DIANE SAWYER: “So does Gabby Giffords really want to go back to Washington? Back where she was once called ‘the most positive person in Congress.’

“Staying upbeat, even during the unsettling campaigns of 2010. When we all watched opposition sometimes become vitriol. After she voted for health care, she faced people in her district calling her a ‘traitor,’ booing her in town halls.

[gun shot]

“Someone even fired a gun into her office door. And you may remember Sarah Palin targeted her district with an ad that had a gun sight on it.”

Gifford’s once worried aloud to her husband:

“She says someday I’m really worried that someone is going to come up at one of these events with a gun.”

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  • Anonymous

    The local sherrif was the problem. He had the chance to keep the nut in jail but failed in his duty. Surprise, just after the shooting tradgedy, he attempts to deflect blame onto conservatives for his department’s inability to do it’s job. Typical liberal mentality, blame others for your mistakes. Nuff said.

  • Anonymous

    “Now of course she didn’t say that Sarah Palin caused Giffords’ shooting.”

    That’s exactly what she’s saying… Sarah Palin and every other conservative out there.

    Like you… I’m just getting as mad as hell with this media and it makes me want to fight twice as hard against them.

  • Anonymous

    If I was Sarah Palin, I would spend my time out the political limelight getting some defamation lawsuits going. I can’t believe she hasn’t done this yet! Goodness sakes woman!! Get your act together and fight back …properly!

    • Anonymous

      Yeah… but that would bring a whole repeat of the old meme from the MSM… Palin can’t take the heat… Palin has thin skin… Palin’s lashing out… blah blah blah. Funny how that works!

      • Anonymous

        MSM can go and DIE!!! They are nobodies!!!! Sue, Palin… Sue!

      • Anonymous

        And besides since when did the MSM know jack about anything … not least HONOUR?!

  • Anonymous

    If the media is successful in knocking HermanCain out of the race, I’m all for a third party run in 2012; Cain/Palin. All the people that are pissed off at the media will support the ticket and I think they could win. Yes, they will split the Republican vote but they will also split the Democrat vote. The GOP establishment and the socialist movement can go to heck. Even if they lose, we’ll go down fighting.

    I’m only putting Palin at the bottom of the ticket because of age. She can be at the top in 2020. By that time, someone like West or Rubio will be old enough to be at the bottom of the ticket.

  • Anonymous

    ABC needs to come to grips with what they’ve done to Gabrielle Giffords. They also need to come to grips with the fact that a judge was murdered. A judge who was going to rule against Bari Little aka son of Malcolm X, the very day after this shooting.

    Obama and his people, including the State Attorney in AZ who quit after Fast and Furious broke, staged this event. They recruited the mentally disturbed man who did this. Dupnik knew of his history. Notice how they were all ready to go with the Sarah Palin did it, the Tea Party did it story. It was all choreographed by them. The very people who are pouring sympathy on this woman are the ones who are accessories to the shooting. I wouldn’t even by a people magazine with her on it, because I’m not that stupid.

    Obama is like Hitler. Obama aka son of Malcolm X did this. It’s one of his Reichstag Fires. Do we have anyone in this country with enough character to speak up?

    Obama’s lying about his identity.

    http://terribletruth.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/bari%e2%80%b2-barry-barack/

    Barack Hussein Obama and Malcolm X Like Father Like Son?
    http://octaman.com/comments/MalcolmO.html

  • Anonymous

    This is beyond the pale!

    • Anonymous

      That is correct. It’s all the way over in the trough.

      Will the M&M’s get better as Giffords does? No, they’ll get worse. They don’t understand the attribute of discernment that tens of millions of voters have.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone know of the Pentagon shooter’s name or ideology?

    • Anonymous

      Name: Scumbag.

      Ideology: Sickintheheadism.

      That help?

      • Anonymous

        Funny, but that wasn’t my point.

        • Anonymous

          I guessed that but couldn’t resist, sorry.

      • Anonymous

        Oh no, you’ve got it all wrong. Haven’t you seen the latest TLC program; “All American Muslims”? Their “idelogoy” is just mis-understood….

        Thank God there was little leftist media during WWII or we might have seen the “All American Nazi” show….full of mis-understood followers of hate and death. dang….

    • blackbird

      no first time I am hearing of it, just went and searched it http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/accused-pentagon-shooter-pleads-unrelated-case-14951237#.TsPV5fLNRl8

      his name is Yonathan Melaku (meh-LAH-koo)

      • Anonymous

        Thanks for proving my point!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1497076194 Travis Pierson

    The leftist narrative is collapsing and the dinosaur media is doing all they can to keep it intact. It will all be over in a few years.

    • Anonymous

      I also believe this Travis.

      • Anonymous

        Can you explain how this is going to happen? Is Someone coming back first? :)

        • Anonymous

          lol

        • Anonymous

          Yes. The Electorate. The Patriots. The newly awakened…and yes, maybe the Messiah. Either way, the game may still be afoot…but it’s outcome is predetermined.

    • blackbird

      Yes I agree also. I wonder how the eulogy would read.

      • Anonymous

        Dearly beloved…

        Here lies Communism. It made one final grasp, with one final gasp.

        “Dead Jim!” (Star Trek)

        • blackbird

          Excellent, yes something like that I imagine. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0yXqU-w9U0 I like the one where Bones says “he was worst than dead… his brain is gone…” LOL

          • Anonymous

            Weeeeeee! Very nice! :-)

  • Anonymous

    To the biased, leftist media the truth doesn’t matter. Collectivley and individually they wouldn’t know the truth if it grew arms, sat on their vile laps and called them mama.

  • Anonymous

    Never let a good crisis go to waste…

    The bottom line.

    The gov’t is going to do all in it’s power to make sure that we are un-armed so we can’t protect ourselves against our enemies….

  • blackbird

    Hussein’s political hate speech.
    – fundraiser: “They bring a knife, we bring a gun… Because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl”
    – to his supporters: “Get in their faces!”
    – on ACORN Mobs: “I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!”
    – to his mercenary army: “Hit back twice as hard”
    – on the private sector: “We talk to these folk. So I know whose ass to kick.”
    – to voters: “Republican victory would mean hand-to-hand combat”
    – to liberal supporters: “It’s time to fight for it.”
    – to Latino supporters: “Punish your enemies.”
    – to democrats: “I’m itching for a fight.”

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/7x9vmd

  • Anonymous

    Whats really unsettling to the liberals and progressives about the 2010 election is that THEY LOST !!!

  • Anonymous

    I actually used to like Diane Sawyer. But last night I tried to watch ABC News and I had to shut it off. Sawyer comes across as either drugged or drunk. She slurs her words and her eyes look dazed and red. I wonder if she has a special assistant who runs to the drug or liquor store for her just before each newscast.

  • Anonymous

    It would be nice to hear Giffords come out and support Palin on this. Her silence is confirmation of sorts. Too bad.

  • http://fishygov.wordpress.com FishyGov

    I am a registered voter in Arizona’s 8th District. My Congresswoman is Gabrielle Giffords.

    A little background on the Rep. from the 8th District:
    She was voted into our Arizona House of Representatives as a Republican and served in that body from 2001-2003. Then she ran for State Senator, won and served in that body from 2003-2005. She then made the switch to the Democratic Party just before she ran for the 8th Districts open seat in 2006.

    Although she is a Tucson native her primary residence is Huston Texas. She does not live in the district she represents.

    In September of 2009 — at one of the loudest Town Hall meetings I have ever attended — Giffords explained to her audience the virtues of ObamaCare and the other Reform Health Care Bills circulating in the House of Representative at that time. The following video doesn’t do it justice.

    The Town Hall was held in the auditorium in a Tucson High School which filled the auditorium and the plaza outside of it too. At this meetings she said repeatedly that she would never vote for a Bill that wasn’t PayGo. I did not believe her when she said it the first time and when she repeated it a second and then a third time I knew she was lying.

    There were plenty of Tea Party people there and the purple shirts of SEIU made their presence known also as did the UAW. Giffords was booed so loudly she threatened to leave if it didn’t stop. That Town Hall followed her previous Town Halls held in Sierra Vista and Green Valley. They weren’t happy with Gabby’s message of big government spending either.

    To that point in time Giffords had never met a trillion dollar legislative act that she didn’t like or vote for.

    She also stated that she was a Blue Dog Democrat. That statement drew the biggest laugh of the meeting. The crowd knew that a Blue Dog Democrat meant that the Representative was saying that she’s fiscal conservative which she definitive was not.

    The point of this comment is that I too targeted Giffords Congressional seat as soon as I got back home after that Town Hall Meeting. I also targeted the seats of Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Raul Grijalva, Ed Pastor, Nancy Pelosi and other Progressives spending our country into economic chaos.

    Like Sarah Palin I targeted their legislative seats, not them.

    I cast my vote against Giffords in 2010 and would do so again today. Her voting record cannot be undone or ignored.

    She did not deserve to be physically assaulted in any way and neither do any other elected officials.

    When we take up the gun to remove those in office we descend into anarchy.

  • Anonymous

    Count on Diane Sawyer to disgrace her own network.
    Of course they are the slobbering type who adore Bam and his corrupt cronies.

  • http://twitter.com/coralchristie coralchristie

    Diane Sawyer lost her integrity long ago. She just tows the “party” line. Too bad there are no real journalists in the main stream media.

  • http://www.planettron.com NickDeringer

    MSM is working overtime to blame the shots fired at the White House on Sarah Palin. Palin needs to start suing these people. They are no better than the lynch mobs of the pre-civil war South.

  • Anonymous

    The alphabet news networks are the official liberal controlled and operated propaganda machine of the loony left. So what should we expect from them? Best thing to do is tune them out.

  • Anonymous

    I enjoyed the Giffords special until the end when they made it political.

  • Anonymous

    Diane Sawyer is great, isn’t she? Remember this one? Obama just got inaugurated.

  • Anonymous

    PATHETIC! What a shame and disgrace to Diane Sewage

  • Anonymous

    The national media whores will continue to tar and feather conservatives while they cover up the liberal crime spree of the Oboingo Circus.

  • Anonymous

    Sawyer managing to turn what was a beautiful love story about triumph over adversity into a political battle about Sarah Palin’s target map was both tacky and disgusting. Sawyer saw an opportunity to further the MSM and liberal interests and it’s a shame that the Gifford’s message had to be overshadowed by her needing to get in a political jab. Gabby Giffords is a positive, energetic female with a can-do, get-it-done attitude. Very admirable qualities. Sarah just had to be up to no good. Antagonize…provoke a response…then cry victim. That’s how the political game works, right? Sarah Palin isn’t even running for political office. She is no longer a threat, yet the MSM just can’t let it lie…can they? To even suggest Sarah had anything to do with Gabby Giffords and the rest of those victims is beneath journalistic integrity…if such a thing ever existed. This truly makes me sick!!!

  • Anonymous

    The best thing to do is don’t watch.
    Boycott the MSM