Thursday, June 15, 2017

Blaming Palin for the Baseball Shooting

6/14/17 New York Times:
Was this attack evidence of how vicious American politics has become? Probably. In 2011, when Jared Lee Loughner opened fire in a supermarket parking lot, grievously wounding Representative Gabby Giffords and killing six people, including a 9-year-old girl. At the time, we and others were sharply critical of the heated political rhetoric on the right. Before the shooting, Sarah Palin’s political action committee circulated a map of targeted electoral districts that put Ms. Giffords and 19 other Democrats under stylized cross hairs. But no connection to that crime was ever established.
Jake Tapper at CNN points out:
even way back in Jan 2011 we knew that Loughlin's obsession began 3 years before the Palin map. 

1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

THIS TIME the Leftists have to make sure that the Loughner-Giffords rule doesn't splash onto them. As a consequence, they'll wholeheartedly agree with what the nasty ol' Tea Party conservatives said six-and-a-half years ago.