I don’t say this much, because not a lot shocks me after all this time watching the media like a hawk (a drunken Mexican hawk, but whatever). But I am actually shocked by this un-effing-believable sentence in the New York Times about the Virginia shooting.
— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) June 15, 2017
Here’s the excerpt:
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.
WHAT THE HELL MAN?!?!?
That the New York Times would push this absolutely discredited drivel is insane. Jared Loughner’s murders had absolutely nothing to do with politics, and there’s absolutely no connection between him and Sarah Palin, but the connection between THIS Bernie GOON is clear and obvious to ANYONE!!
I don’t say this a lot. I am shocked.
Go and [politely] attack the New York Times on Twitter, please. If you agree.