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Palin Plays the Victim Card
CBS ^ | 01/12/2011 | Dan Farber

Posted on 01/12/2011 12:49:33 PM PST by Responsibility2nd

It's becoming increasingly clear that Jared Lee Loughner is mentally unstable. Sarah Palin's bullseye on Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords did not direct Loughner to shoot Giffords point-blank in the head on January 8, 2011.

Did the vitriol in political discourse, crosshairs and phrases like "Don't retreat, reload" (by Sarah Palin) or "If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun" (by President Obama) influence Loughren's state of mind?

Perhaps in an idiosyncratic way, according to Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, chairman of psychiatry at Columbia University. "Political rhetoric provided some of the context for his thinking, the pretext for his actions, but the core reasons for his actions were his psychosis," Lieberman told National Journal.

Regardless of what motivated Loughner to pull the trigger, the tragedy in Tucson has put the tone of political discourse, and those who tend to inflame more than inform, in the spotlight.

Campaigning has often been rough and tumble and full of venom and half-truths since the founding of the country, but as Giffords told MSNBC on March 25, 2010, after her campaign headquarters in Tucson was vandalized, "In the years that some of my colleagues have served--20 to 30 years--they've never seen it like this."

In reference to her district being targeted with the image of a crosshairs gun sight by Sarah Palin, Giffords said, "We're on Sarah Palin's targeted list, but the thing is, the way she has it depicted, it has the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district. When people do that they have to realize that there are consequences to that action."

But Palin doesn't seem to think that there are any negative consequences associated with her campaign words and images.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
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The presstitutes KNOW Sarah and the right wingers are not to blame. But that ain't stopping them from blaming.
1 posted on 01/12/2011 12:49:39 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

More See BS.


2 posted on 01/12/2011 12:51:18 PM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Responsibility2nd

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THIS IS HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!


3 posted on 01/12/2011 12:51:18 PM PST by Mr. K
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To: Responsibility2nd

SeeBS Sinks To New Low! Attacks Sarah Palin for defending herself against absurd allegations made by the Communists and Marxists.


4 posted on 01/12/2011 12:51:41 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("New laws are always a "good idea" until the first time you have to enforce them." - Unknown)
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To: Responsibility2nd

So according to this leftie, Sarah isn’t guilty, but she’s still guilty. Leftists are all lying scum.


5 posted on 01/12/2011 12:52:38 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Responsibility2nd
From the article...
It's time for Palin and others engaged in the democratic process to stand back and consider the full impact of their words and images.

6 posted on 01/12/2011 12:52:48 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Un real. She was a victim in this. They made her a victim and now it pisses them off.

The leftists are very stupid in so many ways.


7 posted on 01/12/2011 12:53:01 PM PST by dforest
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To: Responsibility2nd

Dan Farber wears lacy panties. Bank on it.


8 posted on 01/12/2011 12:53:09 PM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Responsibility2nd

All I can do now is laugh. hilarious and sad really


9 posted on 01/12/2011 12:53:09 PM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Its actually been pretty interesting watching this all play out. The media is going through all kinds of contortions to find an angle.


10 posted on 01/12/2011 12:53:29 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Responsibility2nd

They accused them of causing this, but then attack them for defending themselves.

If their goal was to get my blood pressure up today they have succeeded, other than that I hope the sheeple see through their partisan reporting.


11 posted on 01/12/2011 12:53:46 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Political rhetoric provided some of the context for his thinking

No it didn't asshat. The guy didn't even watch TV or listen to talk radio you moron!

12 posted on 01/12/2011 12:53:51 PM PST by frogjerk (I believe in unicorns, fairies and pro-life Democrats.)
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To: bgill

Now they are taking OUR argument againt them, using it themselves, and then saying we are playing vitims because we are using it...or, something...

Pretzel Logic


13 posted on 01/12/2011 12:54:03 PM PST by Mr. K
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To: Responsibility2nd

What do you mean you can't breath? Quit complaining - you're making my hands tired.

14 posted on 01/12/2011 12:54:39 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Responsibility2nd

The MSM just needs to stop talking about this. They only embarass themselves more.


15 posted on 01/12/2011 12:54:39 PM PST by opus86
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To: Responsibility2nd
It's time for Palin and others engaged in the democratic process to stand back and consider the full impact of their words and images.

In other words...Shut Up. No standing up for yourself. No dissent. We (liberals) know what's best.

16 posted on 01/12/2011 12:56:37 PM PST by Troublemaker
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To: Responsibility2nd

To state “What you did is wrong” is just a tad more adult than the left-wings “You hate me because I’m ______________” victimology card.


17 posted on 01/12/2011 12:56:44 PM PST by MortMan (I am in no mood to be amused! (Ebenezer Scrooge))
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To: Responsibility2nd
The left is accustiomed to the Bush era when the GOP RINOs just shut up and took it. The Tea Party era is much different, now many GOPers give it right back and go for the take down.

And the left can't handle that, ( hey, you are supposed to shut up and take it , who cares what the facts are!/s)

Well, well, the lefties had better learn right NOW to keep their political band aids handy. Times have indeed changed, and for the better.

18 posted on 01/12/2011 12:57:02 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com2009/05/brack_obama_the _quintessentia_1.html)
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To: ozzymandus
"So according to this leftie, Sarah isn’t guilty, but she’s still guilty."

In the best FR spirit, I proclaim Sarah so NOT GUILTY!

19 posted on 01/12/2011 12:57:03 PM PST by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’m starting to worry that out of the pool of leftists, more whack jobs may emerge. We might need serious liberal control. At least liberal registration is needed! These people are certifiable. Rush even quoted a congressman who felt that reading the Constitution in the House chambers might have triggered this weirdo.


20 posted on 01/12/2011 12:57:20 PM PST by 2nd Amendment
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To: Responsibility2nd

“...the tragedy in Tucson has put the tone of political discourse,and those who tend to inflame more than inform,in the spotlight.”

Uh...no. The media(like the writer of the article) put”the tone” on the shooting.


21 posted on 01/12/2011 12:57:56 PM PST by 4yearlurker (I can't afford anymore hope and change!!!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“It’s time for Palin and others engaged in the democratic process to stand back and consider the full impact of their words and images”

I think CBS ought to practice what they preach..


22 posted on 01/12/2011 12:57:59 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Mr. K
Let me get this straight. A psychiatrist who has never heard of, met, examined, diagnosed, consulted on Jared nonetheless offers a clear cut diagnosis of mental disease and cites the direct cause.

This man should lose his license!!

23 posted on 01/12/2011 12:57:59 PM PST by BillM
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To: Responsibility2nd

It’s obvious Farber missed the Ashleigh Banfield interview.


24 posted on 01/12/2011 12:58:41 PM PST by abigailsmybaby ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we'll bring a gun". BHO)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Its disgusting. Even though Sarah, Tea Party et al had nothing to do with this they put her and others at risk of physical violence.

THE LEFT IS SETTING THE TONE FOR VIOLENCE DIRECTED AT THE RIGHT AND CONTINUED DIVISION BETWEEN THE PARTIES. Imagine these fools telling people to “tone it down” in one breath and wrongfully accusing people of death, destruction of life in another. NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER WAS REQUIRED.


25 posted on 01/12/2011 12:58:47 PM PST by IH8DEMS (.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

These people will never stop. We already know that, we must just keep dealing with it. Refute with facts, continue to answer back with truth.

Their voices ae getting smaller and weaker even as we speak. The dinosaur media is becoming extinct.


26 posted on 01/12/2011 12:58:59 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: bgill

>>Campaigning has often been rough and tumble and full of venom and half-truths since the founding of the country<<

The phrase “Fake, but accurate” comes to mind. :)


27 posted on 01/12/2011 12:58:59 PM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Mr. Farber,

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28 posted on 01/12/2011 12:58:59 PM PST by ozark hilljilly (Y'all had enough, yet?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Aren’t they also responsible for keeping the heated rhetoric going? If they think it’s a problem wouldn’t the responsible thing to do be to SHUT UP?


29 posted on 01/12/2011 12:59:24 PM PST by brytlea
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To: Responsibility2nd

Giffords pretends to be a gun owner and a supporter of the second amendment.

I would like to know where she ever saw a shooting target shaped like the target on Sarah’s website.

We buy targets and they certainly do not resemble Sarah’s depiction of a political target.

The congresswoman added to the libel, didn’t she?


30 posted on 01/12/2011 12:59:28 PM PST by Carley (THE MEDIA UNDERSTANDS CREDENTIALS BUT DOES NOT UNDERSTAND PRINCIPLES)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well, the first page of comments took them to the woodshed. I’ll not go further. It’s SeeBS, after all...


31 posted on 01/12/2011 12:59:53 PM PST by bcsco
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To: Responsibility2nd

So basically what CBS wanted her to do is come out and beg for forgiveness, am I getting close..I wonder how Catty Katie would react if someone had accused her of being a co conspirator to the deaths of 6 people..No one watches CBS news because they are NO longer legit news, they are nothing more than pimps for Obama and the progressive movement. Hey idiots in the press, Sarah IS the victim here, you guys day after day after day accused her of being a murderer, and you what, didn’t expect her to come out fighting back


32 posted on 01/12/2011 1:00:13 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, chairman of psychiatry at Columbia University. "Political rhetoric provided some of the context for his thinking

And when did this "Dr" have time to examine him? He must have channeled Bill Burkett...

33 posted on 01/12/2011 1:00:22 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks (YOU BETCHA!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Its hard to tell who is more out of touch with reality, the shooter, or the MSM.


34 posted on 01/12/2011 1:00:52 PM PST by Conan the Conservative (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of the hippies.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
But Palin doesn't seem to think that there are any negative consequences associated with her campaign words and images.

What about the "consequences" of Obama's negative words and rhetoric? Why is that glossed over? Oh, never mind...

35 posted on 01/12/2011 1:01:18 PM PST by corlorde (New Hampshire)
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To: Responsibility2nd
those who tend to inflame more than inform

That is exactly what the writer (and CBS) are doing with this hit-piece. They're attempting to incite hate for Palin while being dis-informative.

It's the age old practice of "accuse others of what you do".
36 posted on 01/12/2011 1:01:39 PM PST by adorno
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To: Responsibility2nd
It's becoming increasingly clear that Jared Lee Loughner the MSM and left wing liberals are mentally unstable.

There...although the first is still true...the later covers it better, IMO.
37 posted on 01/12/2011 1:01:52 PM PST by Lucky9teen (Jobs? Nope! Economy? Nope! Disarm the U.S? Yep! Impeach the treasonous Marxist Muslim usurper bast)
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To: Responsibility2nd; IncPen
Regardless of what motivated Loughner to pull the trigger, the tragedy in Tucson has put the tone of political discourse, and those who tend to inflame more than inform, in the spotlight.

Not accurate, Farber. It was you media pukes that put the "tone of the political discourse" in the spotlight.

Is this now what SeeBS has sunk to? Dishonest, hateful "editing."

Time for a new IncPen graphic.

38 posted on 01/12/2011 1:02:11 PM PST by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: skeeter

LOL


39 posted on 01/12/2011 1:02:35 PM PST by brytlea
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To: Responsibility2nd
But Palin doesn't seem to think that there are any negative consequences associated with her campaign words and images.

They don't seem to mention that Obama hasn't acknowledged it, either.

40 posted on 01/12/2011 1:02:51 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: Responsibility2nd

We’ve entered the post-statement phase where Democrats flail wildly in an effort to find a talking point that will make next week’s media meme.


41 posted on 01/12/2011 1:03:02 PM PST by Nickname
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To: Responsibility2nd

This is worse.

The best thing to do is let it die. Instead, they double down.

This is what caused them to lose in November.

Have at it kids.


43 posted on 01/12/2011 1:05:04 PM PST by OpusatFR
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To: brytlea

This has nothing to do with LEFT OR RIGHT. It is a time of national concern and mourning to honor the victims the families and those left behind. Anyone with a shred of common decency or half a brain would realize it not a political debate.


44 posted on 01/12/2011 1:05:09 PM PST by IH8DEMS (.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

There is a real opportunity to seriously hurt the MSM by reminding those who still watch the news or read newspapers, that THEY PAY MONEY TO READ WHAT THESE IDIOTS PRODUCE. Any output produced by these people is worthless, devoid of logic and superficial. Better journalism is produced in high school newspapers than by these “professionals”.


45 posted on 01/12/2011 1:06:02 PM PST by Conan the Conservative (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of the hippies.)
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To: Mr. K

“OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THIS IS HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!”

It’s a million roadrunners going off the cliff at a billion miles an hour.

Looney tunes...


46 posted on 01/12/2011 1:06:54 PM PST by OpusatFR
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To: Responsibility2nd
Regardless of what motivated Loughner to pull the trigger, the tragedy in Tucson has put the tone of political discourse, and those who tend to inflame more than inform, in the spotlight. Campaigning has often been rough and tumble and full of venom and half-truths since the founding of the country, but as Giffords told MSNBC on March 25, 2010, after her campaign headquarters in Tucson was vandalized, "In the years that some of my colleagues have served--20 to 30 years--they've never seen it like this." In reference to her district being targeted with the image of a crosshairs gun sight by Sarah Palin, Giffords said, "We're on Sarah Palin's targeted list, but the thing is, the way she has it depicted, it has the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district. When people do that they have to realize that there are consequences to that action." But Palin doesn't seem to think that there are any negative consequences associated with her campaign words and images.

Regardless of what motivated Loughner to pull the trigger.....we're going to blame it on Sarah Palin.

There. Fixed it.

47 posted on 01/12/2011 1:06:58 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: adorno

Better known as projection.


48 posted on 01/12/2011 1:06:58 PM PST by brytlea
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To: Responsibility2nd

I argued for a while with a lib on Facebook who was determined to defend the Democrat use of targets while condemning Palin’s use of crosshairs. I could not get that POS to admit that crosshair are would you look through, targets are what you HIT (and therefore equally significant in this debate.)


49 posted on 01/12/2011 1:08:53 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: ozzymandus
So according to this leftie, Sarah isn’t guilty, but she’s still guilty.

You're right. And, according to "them", Palin needs to sit down, shut up and just nod her head in agreement while crazy people publicly accuse her of being an accessory to the brutal murders of innocent men, women, and children.

50 posted on 01/12/2011 1:08:53 PM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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