Skip to comments.Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Sparks Blame Game, Conservatives Push Back
Posted on 06/14/2017 9:05:12 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
It was as inevitable as a chemical reaction: Once the tragedy in Tucson became politicized, the right would quickly come to feel aggrieved.
Not everyone on the liberal side has tried to tie the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others to the violent imagery used by Sarah Palin and other Republicans; many have been admirably restrained.
But conservatives arent happy about the emerging narrative, and on Sunday, they started punching back.
Keith Appell, a top publicist for conservative causes, declared in an email that some in the media have implicated conservatives, the Tea Party, talk radio, Republicans, etc. in the shooting that left six people dead and a congresswoman seriously wounded. This is insidious, dishonest, and divorced from reality. For example, in all the writings and videos uncovered so far, Jared Lee Loughner never mentioned the health-care bill or its repeal, never mentioned the Tea Party, never mentioned talk radio.
Erick Erickson, the founder of Red State, took to the Web to argue that the media, under the guise of a full exposition of the evil in Arizona, is back to subtly and not so subtly pinning the blame for the attempted assassination of the congresswoman and the related shootings on the Tea Party movement, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, me, you, and everyone right of center.
Lets be crystal clear: This is the supposedly objective news media doing this, not the openly partisan left, though it is fueling the media witch hunt. And from what we now know, it is not just media malpractice, but a lie.
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It really bothers the MSM-Democrats when we don’t just lie there and take it.
Gabrielle Giffords was shot by a left wing nut egged on by far the left socialist media and democrat leaders...
hmmm...sounds similar to what happened today.
Have you lurked on DU??? That is exactly what a lot are saying...That the giffords shooting didn’t draw any response from the republicans...
They are using the Giffords shooting as a comparison....
It was a lib who shot her and others that day.
That same trend goes for the "Occupy movement"
the pro-sharia movement,
the 'resistance movement',
and the current 'witch hunt' on the Presidency.
The Fourth Estate has become Fifth column !
In recognition of the setting of today’s events, a new version of Take Me Out to the Ballgame is in order (where is Harry Cary when you need him?)
Take them out at the ball game,
Fake news never has facts.
Ban me some AKs and magazines,
Dems all wish we could never shoot back.
Its not root, root causes theyre after,
With guns its always the same,
And its one, two, new laws no doubt,
From the old blame game.
Arizona has OPEN/CONCEALED carry. Perhaps if she had been TRAINED and ARMED, she might have been able to save LIVES that day!
Gabbys fine,smarter than before and got a gig on the walking dead.
So....does Steve Scalise get a Navy ship named after him now?