“After the shooting in Tucson, some liberals pointed a finger at Palin, who released a map showing Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the attack’s target, in a pair of cross hairs. Palin accused the media of manufacturing “blood libel,” and her poll numbers plummeted.”
Reason 1,348,998 why the MSM sucks. She didn’t show Giffords in cross-hairs.
So, the latest is that the mother was going to have Lanza placed in a psychiatric facility (against his will I guess) and he found out about it. Also, she worked as a volunteer for kindergarten kids at that school and he believed that his mother cared more about those children then she did about him.
Hmm, if true then this explains a lot.
It was Giffords’ district, the implication being that Giffords was to be targeted for “elimination” in favor of a Republican. Nobody ever thought Palin meant a literal violent attack. The complaint was that it was too violent of an imagery because the map crosshairs looked like an actual gunsight image, which was a construction of Palin’s “don’t retreat, reload”, “hunting moose from a helicopter” persona she had created. I realize the details of history don’t matter to the True Believers, but I don’t forget them.
Eric, if that narrative proves true, it is truly heartbreaking. Someone needs to answer for how a young man that psychotic was able to reach that point without intervention.
Just now the NYC FOX station ran an ad for a violent gun movie “Gangster Squad”.
Some say It’s to soon to talk about gun control on cable news channels, maybe it’s to soon air violent gun related movie trailer ads.
I’m not going to rehash you and your like minded buddies blaming Palin for the Giffords shooting when she had ZERO to do with it. I’m not going to rehash the fact that the far-left wingnuts blamed her simply because they hate her and because they never let a tragedy go to waste. I’m telling you that what Politico wrote is inaccurate. There’s a difference in imagery between placing cross hairs on a person and cross hairs on some map.
Piers Morgan is doing another nasty interview fighting with his guest,
He said to Gun Owners of America Executive Director Larry Pratt, “You are an unbelievably stupid man.”
While I’m all for a debate on gun control Piers Morgan is being very nasty and unprofessional by insulting his guests.
Even Hannity does not resort to insulting his guests.
Piers Morgan is an anti gun zealot. And, he thinks he’s an expert on the United States and the Constitution. I wish he’d just row a boat back over to Britain.
You did rehash it. All I did was correct the record. The crosshairs were on Giffords as a representative of that district, therefore Politico was accurate. They were accurate about Palin’s deplorable reactions that week, too. You probably don’t remember that series of self-serving victimization crap, either.
Has our little moose hunter been on FNC this week?
Btw, I love hearing gun zealots complain about anti-gun zealots. ‘Cause one is super-ok, and the other is unAmerican “get out of my country” bad. If you get to talk, he gets to talk. Suck it up.
And we get to tell ‘em to stfu and change the channel.
Haven’t seen Palin in awhile, now that you mention it. Is she/they still doing that reality-show?
At least pro-gun people tend to know what they’re talking about. Today, Chris Matthews said we should get rid of all semi-automatic guns. Again, “semi-automatic” sounds scary to idiots like Matthews and I doubt (but could be wrong) that he realizes he called for getting rid of virtually every gun. Handguns (not revolvers) are semi-autos, most shotguns used for hunting are semi-autos. Many big game rifles are semi autos. This is what drives people like me crazy. People on the left are always all about what makes them feel better. They talk out of their arse and rarely accomplish what they say they intend to.
Early reports are always wrong and always will be.
Let the Congress sort out what “semi-auto” and “assault rifle” mean. Hopefully they can do a better job this time. Apparently that Bushmaster didn’t qualify under the old bill because it didn’t have a collapsing rifle-butt, bayonet mount, or grenade launcher! WTF?
We want to eliminate those war weapons which have rapid-fire capabilities combined with big clips, strips or drums. Period. I don’t care what you call them.
TLC cancelled Palin’s “nature show” after one season because of crap ratings. The fact that it was mostly used to answer her critics with PR bull probably didn’t impress them much, either. You betcha.
Given the quality of most of the offerings on TLC, that might be saying something.
This is a very interesting piece of information. Don’t know if this was on any of the American outlets as I’ve been away from a TV until now. The CBC in Canada is reporting that Ms. Rousseau was not able to lock her door, which saved another teacher and her students.
She was a substitute so she wasn’t given a key according to her father.
I’m sorry, that is not a “very interesting piece of information”. One classroom was spared in lieu of an unlocked one is not a story anyone needs to hear.
I apologize for my poor choice of words. I do think that is important to note though. Like the anchor said, a small key literally made a difference.
No it didn’t. It just changed the names of the victims. Jesus.
If you watched the video, the locked door provided resistance for the gunman so he moved on. If that piece of information is confirmed by authorities, that locked door could definitely have reduced the number of fatalities.
This is really disgusting. I have but the faintest imagining what these people must be going through.