Sunday, January 9, 2011

York: Media urged caution after Ft. Hood, now race to blame Palin

There is no connection between Loughner and Palin
Byron York explains how the corrupt media, tools of the leftist minority (only about 21 percent identify as liberal. 40 percent as conservative) shows its hypocrisy with very different treatments of two shooting incidents:
On November 5, 2009, Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire at a troop readiness center in Ft. Hood, Texas, killing 13 people. Within hours of the killings, the world knew that Hasan reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar!" before he began shooting, visited websites associated with Islamist violence, wrote Internet postings justifying Muslim suicide bombings, considered U.S. forces his enemy, opposed American involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan as wars on Islam, and told a neighbor shortly before the shootings that he was going "to do good work for God." There was ample evidence, in other words, that the Ft. Hood attack was an act of Islamist violence.

Nevertheless, public officials, journalists, and commentators were quick to caution that the public should not "jump to conclusions" about Hasan's motive. CNN, in particular, became a forum for repeated warnings that the subject should be discussed with particular care.


Fast forward a little more than a year, to January 8, 2011. In Tucson, Arizona, a 22 year-old man named Jared Lee Loughner opened fire at a political event, gravely wounding Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, killing a federal judge and five others, and wounding 18. In the hours after the attack, little was known about Loughner beyond some bizarre and largely incomprehensible YouTube postings that, if anything, suggested he was mentally ill. Yet the network that had shown such caution in discussing the Ft. Hood shootings openly discussed the possibility that Loughner was inspired to violence by…Sarah Palin. Although there is no evidence that Loughner was in any way influenced by Palin, CNN was filled with speculation about the former Alaska governor...

- JP

1 comment:

  1. The Lunatic Left are at it again... With their conspiracy theories when there is no connection between the the Right and Loughner. If anything, it has been noted that among his favorite works were The Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf which are Communist/Socialist publications but I am not going to say that his adherence to Leftist ideology caused him to shoot 19 people because the fact is the shooter was/is psychotic and mentally unstable, clearly troubled and that is the reason he shot 19 people.