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Left and Media (But I Repeat Myself) In a Fact-Free Frenzy to Blame Palin for Giffords Shooting
Paterico's Pontifications ^ | 1/9/11 | Patterico

Posted on 01/09/2011 8:46:07 PM PST by Lakeshark

The facts are simple.

Jared Loughner was a lunatic. *snip*

Given the lack of connection between Palin’s map and the shooter’s actions, together with the presence of identical rhetoric from the left, the talk today is, of course, about how it’s all Sarah Palin’s fault. And the left is exploiting this shooting to the hilt — facts be damned

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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boyblue; dailykos; democratinsanity; freepressforpalin; giffords; jaredloughner; kos; loughner; palin; reichstagfire
The leftist democrat/media complex is a combination of insane and despicable.
1 posted on 01/09/2011 8:46:12 PM PST by Lakeshark
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To: onyx; Virginia Ridgerunner; Al B.; sarah fan UK; Clyde5445; Brices Crossroads; Bigtigermike

Insanity on display ping.


2 posted on 01/09/2011 8:48:18 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

The Wellstone Memorial on steroids.


3 posted on 01/09/2011 8:50:56 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Lakeshark

Does anyone else feel as if they have crossed a line that they will never be able go back to? This whole thing is strange and coming way to fast.


4 posted on 01/09/2011 8:53:00 PM PST by CommieCutter (I'll get an internet ID when Obama shows his birth certificate.)
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To: pissant

Hey pissant. This is the 50th Palin thread today. Are you going to chime in?


5 posted on 01/09/2011 8:53:22 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Gene Eric

+Reichstag fire?

This is a strange one.


6 posted on 01/09/2011 8:54:20 PM PST by CommieCutter (I'll get an internet ID when Obama shows his birth certificate.)
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To: CommieCutter
They crossed the line when Clinton blamed talk radio for the Oklahoma City bombing.

It was the most despicable thing he ever did, and it worked.

I'm thinking they blew it this time though.......

7 posted on 01/09/2011 8:56:16 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

Associated supPress (AP) has this biased report (no mention that the suspect’s favorite books included the Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf).

Note how they paint Giffords as a “conservative Democrat” so they can then follow up with the idea that he was probably shooting her because of her immigration beliefs. His grammar videos seemed to not implicate Hispanics at all. Rather he was just spewing his crazy thoughts. My take is he is suffering from schizophrenia.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110110/ap_on_re_us/us_congresswoman_shot;_ylt=Ak5ZK6HuLCiNxv.j8tiT9St34T0D;_ylu=X3oDMTJtZXJzdHBrBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTEwMTEwL3VzX2NvbmdyZXNzd29tYW5fc2hvdARjcG9zAzEEcG9zAzIEc2VjA3luX3RvcF9zdG9yeQRzbGsDYXV0aG9yaXRpZXNj

...”Giffords, a conservative Democrat re-elected in November, faced threats and heckling over her support for immigration reform and the health care overhaul. Her office was vandalized the day the House approved the landmark health care measure.

It is not clear whether those issues motivated the shooter to fire on the crowd gathered to meet Giffords.

In a YouTube video, which featured text against a dark background, Loughner described inventing a new U.S. currency and complained about the illiteracy rate among people living in Giffords’ congressional district in Arizona. “
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AP is so pathetic!


8 posted on 01/09/2011 8:58:02 PM PST by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: Lakeshark
The left is terrified of Sarah Palin. They know what she'll do in the White House in 2013 - destroy their little elitist/socialist/fascist/communist thing they have forced on us.

The libs and the MSM (yes I know that's redundant, just trying for complete coverage of the conspiracy) will throw anything and everything at Sarah Palin leading up to the 2012 election. Nothing will be off-limits. By this time next year I expect them to say she is is cheating on her husband with an alien. No, not someone who crossed the boarder into Arizona illegally, someone that flew here in a UFO from a galaxy far far away... I'm serious, I expect the PDS to get that silly.

9 posted on 01/09/2011 8:58:51 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Lakeshark

V.


10 posted on 01/09/2011 8:58:51 PM PST by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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12 posted on 01/09/2011 9:01:15 PM PST by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: Lakeshark
The leftist democrat/media complex is a combination of insane and despicable.

"Abraham Lincoln (1865) - killed by John Wilkes Booth, a Democrat
James Garfield (1881) - killed by Charles J. Guiteau, a Democrat
William McKinley (1901) - killed by Leon Czolgosz, Democratic Anarchist
John F. Kennedy (1963) - killed by Lee Harvey Oswald, Communist
Attempts on:
Andrew Jackson by Robert B. Randolph, Democrat Liberal
Franklin D. Roosevelt by Giuseppe Zangara, Democrat Liberal
Harry S. Truman by Pedro Albizu Campos, Nationalist Socialist
Gerald Ford by Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson, Socialist
Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley, Jr., Registered Democrat"
We can now add Giffords shooting to this list.

13 posted on 01/09/2011 9:01:49 PM PST by oldbrowser (Blaming the prince of fools shouldn't blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that elected him)
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To: Lakeshark
When is the braindead media gonna start blaming the real culprits like this scum and his protege for violence around the world ---


Bill Ayers

14 posted on 01/09/2011 9:03:20 PM PST by eleni121 (MY HERO GREGORY THE V - a living saint hanged and dragged by the ungodly muslims and their allies)
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To: oldbrowser

Great list.


15 posted on 01/09/2011 9:04:31 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: oldbrowser

Excellent list! Bravo!! —I’m sure we could add millions of victims to that list of leftist assassins.


16 posted on 01/09/2011 9:04:59 PM PST by eleni121 (MY HERO GREGORY THE V - a living saint hanged and dragged by the ungodly muslims and their allies)
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To: Lakeshark

None of my guns killed anyone today, not one.

Is this Sarah Palin’s fault too?


17 posted on 01/09/2011 9:05:47 PM PST by super7man
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To: eleni121
Just a guy in the neighborhood.....

:-)

18 posted on 01/09/2011 9:06:42 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

Don’t recall 1/8 of the screaming and hollering when President Reagan was shot. Nor was there as much hoopla caused by the Ft. Hood shooting. Heck, “they” barely acknowledge 9/11.

They, the Media/Lefties are desperate because...THEY LOST. That’s all this is about. It’s so bad, it’s as if the Dems PAID Giffords for his services.


19 posted on 01/09/2011 9:10:49 PM PST by madison10
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To: madison10

My BAD. Paid Loughner. Geez.


20 posted on 01/09/2011 9:12:28 PM PST by madison10
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To: madison10

I’m sickened they aren’t tarred, feathered and humiliated.


21 posted on 01/09/2011 9:14:17 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark
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22 posted on 01/09/2011 9:16:44 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: Lakeshark
On the same day a deranged lunatic killed several people, an estimated 4,000 babies were killed in the womb in the US.

Please pray for all their souls.

23 posted on 01/09/2011 9:24:53 PM PST by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Lakeshark
But no one on the left has ever threatened Sarah Palin.


24 posted on 01/09/2011 9:34:46 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Lakeshark

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25 posted on 01/09/2011 10:02:23 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Please donate to FreeRepublic, sanity in a world gone mad!)
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To: CommieCutter
They will discover as more and more of the true facts come in that this lunatic had more connections and party affiliation with the Democrat party and their leftist ideas, that yes, they will have crossed a line that even the American public will see and they will never be able to go back.

It seems very strange that the left, the main stream media, Democrats had all their rhetoric and talking points ready to go as soon as this happen.
26 posted on 01/09/2011 10:03:56 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: CommieCutter

I think this kind of talk may turn off a lot of people in the political center. I have no doubt that Palin’s comments and website had absolutely no influence on the young man who did this shooting. It is possible, on the other hand, that the increasingly violent TV shows that Hollywood is producing could influence some unstable people. But you hear nothing from liberals about the possible influence of graphic TV violence, and of course that’s because Hollywood is dominated by left-wing democrats.


27 posted on 01/09/2011 10:04:00 PM PST by socialism_stinX (Why did California go bankrupt?...because of unfunded federal mandates and illegal immigration.)
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To: Lakeshark
So Sarah Palin inspired a deranged Lefty to shoot a democrat who was to the right of the majority of her party? Tell me another.

The Democrats have no class trying to politically capitalize off such a tragedy.

28 posted on 01/09/2011 10:05:50 PM PST by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenario at a time.)
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To: All

LMSM is dividing us. If it weren’t for them, our entire country would be joined together to support the victims and their families.

Instead, we have are forced to spend the time fighting the liberal media’s lies.


29 posted on 01/09/2011 10:06:13 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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30 posted on 01/09/2011 10:12:30 PM PST by socialism_stinX (Why did California go bankrupt?...because of unfunded federal mandates and illegal immigration.)
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To: CommieCutter

They crossed this line a long time ago. Every time a tragedy strikes the left media is quick to pounce and cast blame on conservatives.

Times-Square bombing
Holocaust Memorial shooter
IRS plane crasher

Just to name 3.

You might also remember how the media jumped on the Ft Hood massacre before the facts were known. This has become the standard operating procedure for the left media.

I remember the daily stories in the local media linking the IRS plane crasher (Marx-spouting, Bush-hating, Catholic bashing, capitalism hating... you get the picture) to the TEA Party.

I watched the TV reports where the reporters showed up at TEA Party events and make the attendees “distance themselves from the suicide attacker”. The Dallas Morning News did the same thing. These “journalists” knew very well it was a lie, but the MSM hasn’t been about reporting the truth for a very long time.


31 posted on 01/09/2011 10:33:44 PM PST by GeronL (How DARE you have an opinion!!)
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To: Lakeshark
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http://hillbuzz.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/screen-shot-2011-01-08-at-3-05-33-pm.png

32 posted on 01/09/2011 11:06:31 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Lakeshark
And from just DAYS before the shooting...

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KOS: My CongressWOMAN [Giffords] voted against Nancy Pelosi! And is now DEAD to me!
dailyKOS via google cache ^ | BoyBlue

Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2011 6:39:18 PM by Jim Robinson
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2653556/posts

33 posted on 01/09/2011 11:09:35 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Lakeshark
Here's a screen capture of the lunatic's supposed acquaintances on Twitter...

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34 posted on 01/09/2011 11:11:12 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Lakeshark
Here's a screen grab from the Huffington Post. Note that two of the lunatic's favorite reads is THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO and MEIN KAMPF. The Nazis were of course socialist.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/08/jared-lee-loughner-gabrielle-giffords-shooter_n_806243.html

35 posted on 01/09/2011 11:12:41 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Lakeshark

This is actually more insane and more disgraceful than anything that came out in 2008 during the original wave of Palin Derangement Syndrome.


36 posted on 01/09/2011 11:16:10 PM PST by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: Lakeshark

Don’t forget they are blaming conservative talk radio and the Tea Party. This is even though it was a Leftist moon bad that did this.


37 posted on 01/09/2011 11:42:19 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: Junior_G

Despicable! The left went into overdrive as soon as this happened as if this is what they have been waiting for. People are dead, including a nine year old! A woman is fighting for her life and the democrats and their minions are happily exploiting this for political gain! I pray that this backfires on them.


38 posted on 01/10/2011 4:40:56 AM PST by vlad335
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To: Lakeshark

I just read a news report this a.m. that this nutjob Loughner had been “stalking” Rep. Giffords going back 3+ years. That was well before Palin burst onto the national scene.

How could anyone with an iota of common sense make such a connection?! /rhetorical


39 posted on 01/10/2011 5:33:50 AM PST by mellow velo
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To: mellow velo
This is sooooo like the media feeding frenzy against the left when someone put a bullet through the window of Eric Cantor's Richmond office. /s
40 posted on 01/10/2011 5:47:18 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: P-Marlowe; pissant
Hey pissant. This is the 50th Palin thread today. Are you going to chime in?

Seriously, Marlowe. You've really got to stop stalking pissant like this.

He's on record defending Sarah Palin on this thread that he posted today: Tragedy marks turning point for Palin (Lung Barfer)

41 posted on 01/10/2011 8:46:16 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: vlad335
Despicable! The left went into overdrive as soon as this happened as if this is what they have been waiting for.

They have been desperately hoping for a conservative, Tea Party type to commit a heinous act of violence for some time now, as a pretense for delegitimizing conservative speech. This is something that Glenn Beck is constantly warning about, and the liberals' reaction to this tragedy has proved him right beyond a shadow of a doubt. Unfortunately for them, the Gifford shooter appears to be a nutcase with no discernable ideology. So the sadsack liberals are once again left waiting for their perfect conservative killer.

42 posted on 01/10/2011 8:06:01 PM PST by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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