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No evidence that Sarah Palin or Glenn Beck influenced gunman Jared Loughner
Wire Update ^ | Joe Brooks

Posted on 01/08/2011 9:24:45 PM PST by JoeBrooks

(WIREUPDATE) — Despite the rhetoric found on Twitter and liberal websites there is absolutely no shred of evidence that Sarah Palin or Glenn Beck ever once influenced the gunman behind the mass shooting in Tuscon, Arizona. By all accounts Jared Loughner was an insane individual whose online ramblings do not reflect either the former Governor or the television host.

In the hours after the tragic shootings we have learned very little about the gunman. According to former friends he was considered ‘a loner’ who used recreational drugs and listened to music such as Jimi Hendrix and The Doors. He was able to legally obtain the gun that he would go on to use in the shooting of 19 individuals.

Liberal commentators such as Keith Olberman and DailyKos founder Markos Moulitsas were quick to give blame to Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck for Loughner’s actions despite hearing any evidence that would suggest Loughner was influenced by them.

Jared Loughner’s obsession with Arizona Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords wasn’t a recent occurrence. Long before Sarah Palin posted a Facebook image declaring Giffords as one of her political targets during the 2010 mid-term elections, Loughner told a high school friend that he spoke with the Congresswoman. He asked Giffords a question and determined she was “stupid and unintelligent.”

This meeting occurred a year before Sarah Palin was a household name, in 2007, and three years before the infamous ‘targets’ image was posted on Facebook.

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To: factmart

sorry.....but name calling is not exactly form of debate and it didn’t seem on’s late..forgive me for what seemed to be an insult......but wasn’t that the point? Nobody likes to be insulted...especially when they did nothing to deserve it..such as being born with black skin.

Politcal correctness to me is about “colored people”, then “negroes”, then “afro-Americans” then “blacks” then African-Americans” then “people of color” and they call you the N-word if you use the wrong term for the present politcal correctness.....

If I call somebody “crippled” instead of “physically challenged”, or whatever is the term I’m supposed to use today.....then I’m gonna protest when somebody claims my words constitute some moral lapse......

but I don’t think I can defend the idea that it’s ok to call blacks the N-word and they shouldn’t take offense. Isn’t it MEANT to be offensive and insulting to call somebody a N-gger? You can call people whatever you like.....I don’t think I said you should be arrested...

41 posted on 01/08/2011 10:55:30 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Borax Queen

Sadly, it appears as though Americans are not supposed to speak up when they disagree with an out of control government. We’re supposed to just sit down and shut up.

42 posted on 01/08/2011 10:55:38 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Repealing ObamaCare is the next "Big ****ing Deal"!)
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To: JoeBrooks
The facebook was fake, myspace and youtube were not.

The original Facebook page was not fake. The subsequent Facebook pages (the ones with Sarah Palin's pictures, and the name spelled "Sara" was fake).

Here is the text of his original Facebook Profile, copied within one or two minutes of his name first appearing on Twitter, the first public release anywhere:

Jared Loughner
Has worked at Child Protective Services
Studied at Pima Community College
Lives in Tucson, Arizona

Education and Work
Employers •
Child Protective Services
College •
Pima Community College
High School •
Mountain View High School
Class of 2006
Basic Information

About Jared
Love hunting trolls and children, I want to be a woman one day...

Most people just don't seem to understand me, but I'm gonna prove to you all how wrong you are...

My favorite interest was reading, and I studied grammar. Conscience dreams were a great study in college!

Fools who don't understand the law are bound to suffer under it!

Sex Male

Interested In Men

Jared only shares some profile information with everyone. If you know Jared, add him as a friend or send him a message.
Facebook © 2011 • English (US)

43 posted on 01/08/2011 10:57:53 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

We’re so not. It got worse and worse with the name-calling and everything from the Left -— all because we dared peacefully assemble to protest “healthcare.”

I was at probably 98% of the protests/tea parties (usually good times after work or on weekends), and 2 out of the 3 townhalls held about them. I would have left my baby, if I had one, with any of the conservative/libertarian folks. That’s how nice everyone was.

I heard that Linda Lopez, rep from another district, today on FOX. She was horrified by some of our 2010 campaign signs calling out the truth. Conservatives didn’t have the millions upon millions to buy the CD8 seat via lying commercials, so posted a lot of signs. Nothing mean, nothing dishonest. But “hate speech” to the Left.

Now, I don’t know anyone who’ll go back out with a sign. I sure won’t. And the Communists march on.

44 posted on 01/08/2011 11:01:32 PM PST by Borax Queen
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To: JoeBrooks

Any evidence the shooter was influenced by Francis Fox Piven or Ted Rall both calling for violent revolution?

45 posted on 01/08/2011 11:03:07 PM PST by suboptimal
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To: suboptimal

Kid probably influenced by Piven, but he probably wasn’t aware of it, or lucid enough to know he was being used by revolutionaries.

46 posted on 01/08/2011 11:08:52 PM PST by JoeBrooks
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To: Beowulf9
Hey, I don't call anyone the N WORD,

But the black, like the left, the sheriff, are telling us what words or thoughts we are to have.

They have the problem!

If a hate Obamacare, socialism, or hate blacks(which I do not)

I'm not the problem!

No they are!

Free speech is free speech!

47 posted on 01/08/2011 11:10:02 PM PST by factmart
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To: Beowulf9
You can call people whatever you like.....I don’t think I said you should be arrested... Right! You can call people whatever you like....nothing you or anybody would bother me "unless I let it is the point" They are going to use what happen to try to take our free speech away, they will not succeed! If the blacks would thinks like I would do when if they called me chacker! They would not be slaves to their own mind
48 posted on 01/08/2011 11:22:28 PM PST by factmart
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To: JoeBrooks
When the dust settles and the facts come to light as they eventually will, I think some libel and slander suits must be filed by Sarah Palin and anyone else who was wrongly blamed for inciting this shooter. There must be consequences for playing fast and loose with reporting.
49 posted on 01/08/2011 11:46:32 PM PST by albionin
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To: albionin

“There must be consequences for playing fast and loose with reporting.”

I couldn’t agree with you more - unless these people are brought to task then there will many people who will hear the lies and believe them and not hear any retractions etc. This is the way Liberals work - they no it is not going to reach the MSM if they are wrong so they are free to sensationalize and lie all they want. A case in point I have had to put two people right in the last month who told me that Sarah Palin was a nutcase as she said she can see Russia from her house.


50 posted on 01/09/2011 4:01:24 AM PST by melsec
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