"How horrible! He associated with people who support the right to life and try to save babies!" That doesn't go over very well if you think about it, does it?
Or, "He killed George Tiller because he had a violent hatred of abortionists--especially late term abortionists--especially the most notorious abortionist in America, the man who made Kansas infamous, who bought the election of a district attorney who favored him, and who bribed the governor in his successful efforts to buy off prosecution for various crimes he committed in violation of Kansas law."
I don’t pay that much attention to the networks, but have spun through the MSNBC shows geared toward the very rabid left. They seem to be able to stir the fires of hate with their limited (and already crazy) audience without worrying about pesky questions. What has the ABC/NBC/CBS coverage been like, I wonder?