Skip to comments.(Time) Mark Halperin: Conservatives should turn the other cheek when scapegoated for murder
Posted on 01/11/2011 8:06:24 AM PST by markomalley
During a discussion on MSNBCs Morning Joe Tuesday, the panel conceded that conservatives and Tea Party activists were unfairly scapegoated in the wake of Jared Lee Loughners shooting spree in Tucson, Ariz., which killed six and left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords fighting for her life after a gunshot wound to the head. Mark Halperin of Time just thinks conservatives shouldnt bother defending themselves, so as to avoid further political escalation.
Obviously, the initial reaction was so offensive to conservatives it has united everybody from Rush Limbaugh to David Brooks this morning, who wrote a very, very compelling piece that the scapegoating was an offensive act, Joe Scarborough said during a discussion about the politicization of the tragedy.
Despite claiming the media had behaved pretty well so far, Halperin seemed to agree with Scarboroughs assertion that a shooting was turned into fodder to attack conservatives. But he seemed to find more fault with how conservatives reacted to unfair attacks than with the original accusations.
I just want to single out one thing. I think the media and the politicians have behaved pretty well so far.Im worried about the anger of the right-wing commentariat, Halperin said. Fox and George Will and other conservatives are in some cases justifiably upset at liberals, but theyre turning this back into the standard operating procedure of all this is war and fodder for content rather than trying to bring the country together.
Wait a second, Scarborough responded. I think they would say that you have that backwards, that a shooting was turned into fodder to attack conservatives.
Halperin: And, I already made that criticism, as well. theyre right, but rather than seizing on it and turning the other cheek, theyre back at their war stations. thats not going to help us.
The conversation then pivoted from a discussion of the actual facts to yet another lecture on rhetoric, with Scarborough hoping conservatives see it as a wake-up call on rhetoric even though he had just established that there was no connection between rhetoric and the shooting.
Halperin is involved in this in some manner. Leave no stone unturned identifying each and every smarmy Leftwingtard who had a hand in the killings, or the leadup to them.
Morning Joe was ridiculous this morning. Joe was all about calling out Fox, Beck, and Palin but NOT for the shooting of course but for sake of the conversation. PUKE.
Halperin is just as deranged as Krugman.
The nerve of us conservatives standing up to the left wing lies.
Only socialists are allowed the luxury of being offended?
Translated “Don’t let the facts get in the way of the narrative, The ultimate indisputable truth is that the tea party members are violent Nazis aimed at killing anyone who doesn’t agree with them.”
No you are not you ingenuous b*stard. You are interested in making up a new word.
Conservatives should start suing the Leftist media for libel. Sarah Palin certainly has a good case against Krugman and should get a lawyer ASAP. If conservatives “turn the other cheek,” the Left has no reason to stop their despicable attacks against patriots.
FU, Halperin. How’s that for turning the other cheek?
Just want the left wants conservatives to do - cower in fear of being criticized by them.
I’ll turn the other cheek Mark but I don’t think it’s the one you had in mind.
(not you omalley)
If no one goes to "war stations" then there will be no vitriol, no need to respond, and we can have a civil discussion.
So, who went straight to "war stations" as soon as the shooting happened? Democrats.
And who is trying to curtail a response from us? Democrats.
I don' thin' so, Lucy.
When did you stop beating your wife?
(Mark in the article, not you the poster.)
Time for a few Tea Party rallies - with signs pointing out the complete lack of ethics and standards in the libelous lamestream media.
They certainly are brave in “calling out” Beck. He’s had an open invitation to anyone on the left to come on his show but none of them have the manhood to do it. Seems that Glenn won’t make any agreements about what will or won’t be discussed.
Just a little reminder of what a pit Bull Beck can be when he interviewed Richard Blumenthal. Bloomy looked like he was going to cry.
What a regular half-wit this guy is!!
"END LEFTIST MEDIA VITRIOL!!!"
If dentist and doctors offices were not counted, Time Magazine’s subscription base would be in the negative numbers.
You nailed the nonsense that conservatives do in response to liberals and their crap. What conservatives must learn to do is pay no heed whatsoever to the garbage spewed by the left-wingnut moonbats. To my way of thinking, the only argument we need to assert is that liberalism, along with all the other collectivist ideas, are all on the fast track to a totalitarian communist dictatorship and slavery for everyone except the ruling elite class.
Note that I do NOT mean that we shouldn’t keep an eye on them.
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