In his special comment tonight on the shooting spree that included Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Olbermann called out Sarah Palin, Allen West, Sharron Angle, Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, and the Tea Party for contributing ever how ‘tangential’ to the atmosphere the causes violence and said that each of them should repudiate their fear based/violent rhetoric:
It’s important to note now, as it’s been important to note all day long, that THERE IS NO KNOWN MOTIVE YET for the shooting today. Yet imbeciles like Olbermann want to go ahead and blame this on the Right because they hate the Right and want to silence the Right. Sure, he gave his little pathetic speech about himself, but they only do that to try and look fair. But if he was so fair, then why didn’t have name 5 or 6 from the Left who have ‘contributed’ the violent atmosphere in America? Because it’s not about the Left, but about the Right. And it’s ridiculous.