Media Ramps Up Violent Rhetoric, Distortions on Shooting in Tuscon - Blames Republicans

Posted by Brian
h/t to Blog Czar
The American media continues to ramp up the rhetoric in response to the tragic shooting in Tuscon on Saturday.  Keith Olbermann has already blamed the shooting on Republicans, tying an election map in which Sarah Palin "targeted" Democrats for electoral defeat with what was have been called "crosshairs" on the states of vulnerable Democrats. 

When the Palin spokesperson came out and said that the symbols were surveyors symbols, the left-wing media ridiculed it. But they were surveyor symbols.

Surveyor Symbols

Palin Facebook Map

However, the Democrat Leadership Committee put out a map that did have bullseyes on the districts they were "targeting". Not a word from the media.  But don't worry.  They're not biased.

 It's a common practice in political circles to use the word "targeting by both Parties.  Yet, somehow when Sarah Palin does it, she is inciting violence?  The media are either ignorant, corrupt, or both.  I go with both.  Ignorance is no excuse.  It simply means that these people are intellectually lazy.  Plus, it doesn't fit their narrative that all conservatives and Republicans are just one bad day away from being Jared Loughner.  They're corrupt because they willingly omit information in their reporting.  That's not news. That is propaganda.  They ignore violent rhetoric from the left, yet those like Keith Olbermann see violence behind every person with an "R" after their name.

Jared Loughner and 'violent rhetoric'
In contrast to our responsible politicians, the media have been far too trigger-happy with blame for the Arizona shootings

In fact, the media's coverage of the shootings in Tucson, Arizona and the attempted killing of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is fuelling exactly the sort of partisan political vitriol which may have contributed to the shootings in the first place.

Politicians, for once, are not responsible. In fact, the unity of their condemnation has been notable. President Obama has repeatedly denounced the shooting, announcing a moment of silence for the victims on Monday morning. Speaker of the House John Boehner acted incredibly quickly to calm a shocked citizenry, reaching across the aisle to condemn the actions of the gunman.

But the media's coverage of the tragic events has been far from calm and responsible.

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