January 09, 2011

Don't be mean to us; we had nothing to do with it!

In a halfway-sensible country the right wing and its enablers and instigators in the media would be doing a little soul-searching after the shooting of Congresswoman Giffords and a dozen others and the deaths of Judge Roll, Christina Green, Gabe Zimmerman, Phyllis Schneck, Dorwin Stoddard and Dorothy Morris.

Instead, you have statements like this from Erick Erickson, a contributor to CNN's John King, USA program and a blogger at Red State:

It should not be, but the media, under the guise of “a full exposition” of the evil in Arizona, is back to subtly and not so subtly pinning the blame for the attempted assassination of the Congresswoman and the related shootings on the tea party movement, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, me, you, and everyone right of center.

Let’s be crystal clear: this is the supposedly objective news media doing this, not the openly, partisan left, though it is fueling the media witch hunt. And from what we now know, it is not just media malpractice, but a lie.

Ironically, by perpetuating the lie — by even treating it as a legitimate topic of consideration to revisit the accusations of violence and hate the media tried to run with prior to the November election — that the right and the tea party incited this evil act, the left and media may very well incite violence against the right.

See how he spins that? "If we're accused of incitement then someone might do violence to us!"

Mr. Erickson and his colleagues seem to have forgotten who the victims are in this case. They are not you, you self-centered loud-mouthed clowns; not you.

Posted by Linkmeister at January 9, 2011 07:59 PM | TrackBack