The shame and hypocrisy of the New York Times

posted at 10:12 am on January 10, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

We noted yesterday the fingerwagging at CNN over the Fort Hood shootings and the urge to link it to radical Islam, and the rush at the network to blame another mass murder on Republicans like Sarah Palin and Tea Party activists, even though the shooter had no known link to either.  Many of our commenters rightly stated that CNN was hardly alone in this utter hypocrisy, and Philip Klein at the American Spectator provides another air-tight case.  He compares editorials from the New York Times then and now to expose the Gray Lady as a shrieking hysteric and a sickening example of media sources that act more like attack dogs than journalists:

November 8, 2009:

In the aftermath of this unforgivable attack, it will be important to avoid drawing prejudicial conclusions from the fact that Major Hasan is an American Muslim whose parents came from the Middle East.

President Obama was right when he told Americans, “we don’t know all the answers yet” and cautioned everyone against “jumping to conclusions.”

Unverified reports, some from his family members, suggest that Major Hasan complained of harassment by fellow soldiers for being a Muslim, that he hoped to get out of a deployment to Afghanistan, that he sought a discharge from the Army and that he opposed the American military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan. There were reports that some soldiers said they had heard him shout “God is Great” in Arabic before he started firing. But until investigations are complete, no one can begin to imagine what could possibly have motivated this latest appalling rampage.

There may never be an explanation. And, certainly, there can never be a justification.

January 10, 2011:

It is facile and mistaken to attribute this particular madman’s act directly to Republicans or Tea Party members. But it is legitimate to hold Republicans and particularly their most virulent supporters in the media responsible for the gale of anger that has produced the vast majority of these threats, setting the nation on edge. Many on the right have exploited the arguments of division, reaping political power by demonizing immigrants, or welfare recipients, or bureaucrats. They seem to have persuaded many Americans that the government is not just misguided, but the enemy of the people.

That whirlwind has touched down most forcefully in Arizona, which Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik described after the shooting as the capital of “the anger, the hatred and the bigotry that goes on in this country.” Anti-immigrant sentiment in the state, firmly opposed by Ms. Giffords, has reached the point where Latino studies programs that advocate ethnic solidarity have actually been made illegal.

Its gun laws are among the most lenient, allowing even a disturbed man like Mr. Loughner to buy a pistol and carry it concealed without a special permit. That was before the Tucson rampage. Now, having seen first hand the horror of political violence, Arizona should lead the nation in quieting the voices of intolerance, demanding an end to the temptations of bloodshed, and imposing sensible controls on its instruments.

The difference between the two shootings was that subsequent evidence showed that Nidal Hasan communicated with a known al-Qaeda leader, Anwar al-Awlaki, and shouted “Allah akbar!” during his murder spree.  His radicalization had become known to his chain of command, which worried about overreacting rather than addressing the threat.  Everyone bent over backwards to avoid dealing with Hasan, including those who knew of his secret communications with Awlaki.

In contrast, no one has posited even a remote connection between Loughner and the GOP or the Tea Party.  The Times also conveniently ignores the fact that both sides use the same imagery and indulge in the same demonization, including the Times itself in this editorial by imputing blame for a mass murder on people with legitimate political grievances who address them within the political system.  That’s not just hypocritical, it’s exceptionally despicable.

Advising people not to jump to conclusions in the immediate aftermath of the Fort Hood shootings was good advice.  Too bad the New York Times wanted to smear its political opponents so badly with this shooting in Arizona that they couldn’t accept their own counsel.  Like CNN, the Times holds itself out as a supposedly non-partisan source of news and information, and like CNN, their hypocrisy reveals the truth now in a particularly ugly manner.


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President Obama was right when he told Americans, “we don’t know all the answers yet” and cautioned everyone against “jumping to conclusions.”

…..

Not this time.

Duly noted.

artist on January 10, 2011 at 10:14 AM

“Why are our subscription numbers in the crapper, we just don’t get it.”

-NYT board

Bishop on January 10, 2011 at 10:15 AM

About sums it up.

Bob's Kid on January 10, 2011 at 10:15 AM

In contrast, no one has posited even a remote connection between Loughner and the GOP or the Tea Party.

Sure there is: He was a fan of the Communist Maifesto.

Wait…

catmman on January 10, 2011 at 10:16 AM

May this piece get circulated across the world…
Good for you Ed; engaged in the righteous battle for our country.

FU NYT and all other pieces of the socialist machinery.

Keemo on January 10, 2011 at 10:17 AM

All the lies that are fit to print

Pathetic excuse for a newspaper

cmsinaz on January 10, 2011 at 10:18 AM

This is blatant hypocrisy at its absolute zenith.

Why anyone looks upon the New York Times as a viable open-minded source of honest information is completely beyond me, much less logic.

pilamaye on January 10, 2011 at 10:18 AM

Too bad the New York Times wanted to smear its political opponents so badly with this shooting in Arizona that they couldn’t accept their own counsel.

Acting stupidly.

ted c on January 10, 2011 at 10:19 AM

Hopefully, prayerfully, this sort of rhetoric will further marginalize the MSM in the public’s perception.

pugwriter on January 10, 2011 at 10:19 AM

LOL – who cares?

No one is listening to the LSM anymore.

HondaV65 on January 10, 2011 at 10:20 AM

The NYT: All the news that fits the agenda.

Pravda of the Left.

ajacksonian on January 10, 2011 at 10:20 AM

Ed.

Liberals are bad people.

blatantblue on January 10, 2011 at 10:20 AM

This can not go unanswered by those that are being targeted

in the crosshairs

ummm, just how do you describe the actions of the trash left if you can’t use certain common phrases?

Who is going to step forward? Sarah? We know Rush will at 11, but still, someone with skin in the game should be leading on this one.

MNHawk on January 10, 2011 at 10:20 AM

in the crosshairs

we need edit button!

MNHawk on January 10, 2011 at 10:21 AM

I wonder why they are so desperate to smear Palin and the tea party that they are collectively stooping to this level? According to them, Palin is “unelectable” and the Teabagger-party is astroturf financed by billionairs or something. All of the polls back them up too…..hhhmmmm.

Mord on January 10, 2011 at 10:21 AM

The politics of fear.

Barak Obama. Direct quotes.
“punish your enemies”,
“get in their faces”
“bring a gun to a knife fight”

Tuscon shooter. A 9/11 Truther and atheist with penchant for the Communist Manifesto and anarchy.

I guess he was listening to his President.

Jack Bauer on January 10, 2011 at 10:21 AM

A classmate of the man accused of shooting Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords this morning describes him as “left wing” and a “pot head” in a series of posts on Twitter this afternoon….She describes him as “quite liberal” and as a “political radical.”

right2bright on January 10, 2011 at 10:22 AM

Like CNN, the Times holds itself out as a supposedly non-partisan source of news and information, and like CNN, their hypocrisy reveals the truth now in a particularly ugly manner.

the truth has a way of making itself known.

ted c on January 10, 2011 at 10:22 AM

Ed Morrissey:

Like CNN, the Times holds itself out as a supposedly non-partisan source of news and information, and like CNN, their hypocrisy reveals the truth now in a particularly ugly manner.

And viewership and subscriptions reveal just how effective that perpetual lie has become. They can hold themselves out however they like. Soon they’ll be holding out tin cups.

The market speaks and will now speak without them, thank you very much.

AnonymousDrivel on January 10, 2011 at 10:23 AM

It looks like Ed is going to have to write one of these “shame and hypocrisy” articles for every MSM outlet. CNN and the New York Times down, thousands of others to go.

steebo77 on January 10, 2011 at 10:23 AM

Liberals do this kind of stuff to help move the ball down the field for the Democratic Party and silence debate.

The problem liberals have is that the business model of the MSM is failing and that they don’t have a monopoly of news and propaganda distribution anymore.

They can be fought AND they can be beaten.

victor82 on January 10, 2011 at 10:23 AM

It looks like Ed is going to have to write one of these “shame and hypocrisy” articles for every MSM outlet. CNN and the New York Times down, thousands of others to go.

steebo77 on January 10, 2011 at 10:23 AM

And often. Until it stops.

the_nile on January 10, 2011 at 10:24 AM

In the aftermath of this unforgivable attack, it will be important to avoid drawing prejudicial conclusions from the fact that Major Hasan is an American Muslim whose parents came from the Middle East.

It is facile and mistaken to attribute this particular madman’s act directly to Republicans or Tea Party members.

Where’s the hypocrisy, Ed?

crr6 on January 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM

Funny, with only 29 comments, the NYT has closed comments on their editorial. Wonder if tbey didn’t like commenters pointing out their hypocrisy.

mbs on January 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM

TV’s Andy Levy sums up the NYT’s coverage to the tee:

Krugman, Rich, et al., are like comfort food for Times readers. No nutritional value, but makes them feel good.

Lance Murdock on January 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM

In 72 hours, you won’t even remember this story.

“Leftist activist shoots Dem Congresswoman”

Spiked by the editors.

BobMbx on January 10, 2011 at 10:26 AM

Just running Paul Krugman columns says it all for the NYTimes, Houston Chronicle, and so on.

tomg51 on January 10, 2011 at 10:19 AM

The Chronicle is always soliciting for subscribers. I just ignore them. I don’t have a bird, and don’t like seeing trees die, so they can print their partisan babble.

capejasmine on January 10, 2011 at 10:26 AM

NYT is simply playing to their mouldering subscriber base. It belongs on the rack next to the check out counter.

Jocundus on January 10, 2011 at 10:26 AM

the truth has a way of making itself known

Sadly, only half of the equation. Leftists cannot handle the truth and will cling to their idealogy.

skanter on January 10, 2011 at 10:26 AM

I wonder why they are so desperate to smear Palin and the tea party that they are collectively stooping to this level? According to them, Palin is “unelectable” and the Teabagger-party is astroturf financed by billionairs or something. All of the polls back them up too…..hhhmmmm.

Mord on January 10, 2011 at 10:21 AM

A conservative grassroots movement with a huge amount of women is destructive to liberals.

Left wing media has it’s orders to undermine it , just ask David Wiegel.

the_nile on January 10, 2011 at 10:27 AM

The Boss Emeritus has put down the rifle scope and picked up a MIRV ICBM, and fired straight at the political left.

Check this out, people:

The progressive “climate of hate:” An illustrated primer, 2000-2010
By Michelle Malkin • January 10, 2011 03:19 AM

The Tuscon massacre ghouls who are now trying to criminalize conservatism have forced our hand.

They need to be reminded. You need to be reminded.

Confront them. Don’t be cowed into silence.

And don’t let the media whitewash the sins of the hypocritical Left in their naked attempt to suppress the law-abiding, constitutionally-protected, peaceful, vigorous political speech of the Right.

They want to play tu quo que in the middle of a national tragedy? They asked for it. They got it.

That is only the intro.

Here is the index:

The progressive climate of hate: A comprehensive illustrated primer in 8 parts:

I. PALIN HATE
II. BUSH HATE
III. MISC. TEA PARTY/GOP/ANTI-TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE HATE
IV. ANTI-CONSERVATIVE FEMALE HATE
V. LEFT-WING MOB HATE — campus, anti-war radicals, ACORN, eco-extremists, & unions
VI. OPEN-BORDERS HATE
VII. ANTI-MILITARY HATE
VIII. HATE: CRIMES — the ever-growing Unhinged Mugshot Collection

The mushroom cloud is very impressive on this one.

Peruse the whole thing, it will concentrate your memory a bit.

Brian1972 on January 10, 2011 at 10:28 AM

Peruse the whole thing, it will concentrate your memory a bit.

Brian1972 on January 10, 2011 at 10:28 AM

true that.

ted c on January 10, 2011 at 10:29 AM

Perhaps the NYT should take a little visit to Huffpo or DailyKos.

ctmom on January 10, 2011 at 10:29 AM

Where’s the hypocrisy, Ed?

crr6 on January 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM

lol.

Brian1972 on January 10, 2011 at 10:29 AM

The NYT, CNN and all the other media outlets don’t have the capacity to be shamed. They have an agenda that precludes any modicum of decency. Stricter gun laws, more hate speech legislation and even more DHS authority is the goal no matter how they get there.

fourdeucer on January 10, 2011 at 10:29 AM

Speaking of more crazies,
===========================================

Socialist Professor Amy Bishop Who Killed 3 Profs Yesterday Shot & Killed Her Brother in 1986 …UPDATE: Dem Rep. Delahunt Made Call to Release Bishop in 1986

http://gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com/2010/02/killer-socialist-professor-amy-bishop-shot-killed-her-brother-in-1986/

canopfor on January 10, 2011 at 10:30 AM

Where’s the hypocrisy, Ed?

crr6 on January 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM

crr6:Think will ya!

canopfor on January 10, 2011 at 10:31 AM

Well, there are also idiots in FOX.

Geraldo is one!

So, I don’t single out CNN on this “unfortunate” lamestream journalism.

TheAlamos on January 10, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Where’s the hypocrisy, Ed?

crr6 on January 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM

None are blind as those who won’t see.

Good Lt on January 10, 2011 at 10:32 AM

crr6 on January 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM

Don’t selectively edit, let’s try this on for size:

But it is legitimate to hold Republicans Muslims and particularly their most virulent supporters in the media responsible for the gale of anger that has produced the vast majority of these threats, setting the nation on edge.

You would have been here frothing at the mouth had such a thing ever been seen in the NYT.

Bishop on January 10, 2011 at 10:33 AM

I laugh every time the NYT television ad comes on with all these hip swanky people in their 20′ and 30′ comes on. The one hipster says, “And everyone knows the Times has the best reporters in the world, there’s no doubt about that.”

Then I think of Krugman. Who are they trying to kid. They ought to change the name to “The KGB Times”

adamsmith on January 10, 2011 at 10:34 AM

None are blind as those who won’t see.

Good Lt on January 10, 2011 at 10:32 AM

How about those who see things which aren’t there?

crr6 on January 10, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Perhaps the NYT should take a little visit to Huffpo or DailyKos.

ctmom on January 10, 2011 at 10:29 AM

ctmom:Exactly,heres the Lefty Target Map,will Bulls Eyes!
=========================================================

http://hillbuzz.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/demmap.jpg

canopfor on January 10, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Here’s some evidence of the left being very concerned about labeling perpetrators of murder with the evidence that they are left-wingers. Case in point: Socialist professor Amy Bishop, “Harvard-trained” professor working in alabama.

Since Amy Bishop’s not yet entered a plea regarding the murder charge, and the “person of interest” is still outstanding, we can’t be absolute in our discussion of what happened. But what’s clear to this blogger is there’s a weird “Southern” issue with a “Harvard-trained” professor. The Alabama media stuck that tag as if to imply it had something to do with her alleged shooting of the three faculty members.

But the reference may be a clue to another problem: Dr. Bishop may have experienced a kind of anti-intellectual prejudice from the University of Alabama-Huntsville culture that could have just driven Bishop batty. A “You think you’re better than us because you’re from Harvard” attitude that may very well have blocked her from fair consideration by her peers.

I think there’s something there worth investigating. This is not to excuse the action of murder, but an honest, cold, read of the situation with the current available information would lead a reasonable person to think Bishop was being discriminated against in the way I described. What’s the point of mentioning that she’s “Harvard-trained”?

If this happened at U.C. Berkeley (God forbid), no media outlet would mention that Bishop was “Harvard-trained”, yet a ton of Berkeley faculty and instructors are. Something’s wrong here.

Stay tuned.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/abraham/detail?entry_id=57192#ixzz1AeAZ3GWx

ted c on January 10, 2011 at 10:35 AM

How about those who see things which aren’t there?

crr6 on January 10, 2011 at 10:34 AM

You’re referring to the left I take it?

darwin on January 10, 2011 at 10:35 AM

Shortly after news broke of the attempted murder of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., the left-leaning blog Daily Kos was swift to scrub its post from a Tucson writer explaining how the congresswoman was now “dead to me.”

One of the blog’s diary writers, identifying himself as BoyBlue, had written a post only two days before the shooting titled “My CongressWOMAN voted against Nancy Pelosi! And is now DEAD to me!”

right2bright on January 10, 2011 at 10:36 AM

In contrast, no one has posited even a remote connection between Loughner and the GOP or the Tea Party.

We need to go further. There’s no connection between the shootings and “an environment of hate” or a “hostile tone” of political speech or any known school of political “extremism”.

There’s no connection between these shootings and anything besides the voices in that guy’s head. He is not a political “extremist”. He is insane.

Any attempt to connect this event with politics is dishonest and frankly pretty sick. I don’t want to hear any more about “tone” or “extremists” in connection to this. It’s not related. Period.

Whenever anyone, such as Hillary Clinton, speaks of “extremists”, they need to be asked, “exactly what kind of “extremist” is Loughner?”

forest on January 10, 2011 at 10:36 AM

If only Loughner was Rush fan, and a Catholic priest, the NYT editors would’ve all had an orgasm on the spot.

RBMN on January 10, 2011 at 10:38 AM

Paralipsis (παράλειψις) also spelled paraleipsis, or paralepsis and known also as praeteritio, preterition, cataphasis (κατάφασις), antiphrasis (ἀντίφρασις), or parasiopesis (παρασιώπησις), is a rhetorical device wherein the speaker or writer invokes a subject by denying that it should be invoked. As such, it can be seen as a rhetorical relative of irony. Paralipsis is usually employed to make a subversive ad hominem attack.

“I’m not sayin yer sister’s a slut or nothin but…”

Akzed on January 10, 2011 at 10:38 AM

NYT_All the fiction that’s fit to print!

marinetbryant on January 10, 2011 at 10:38 AM

He was a fan of the Communist Maifesto.

catmman on January 10, 2011 at 10:16 AM

And a militant atheist.
And he believed Bush was behind 9/11.
Typical Palin fan!

itsnotaboutme on January 10, 2011 at 10:38 AM

Where’s the hypocrisy, Ed?

crr6 on January 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM

Here, crr6. You want your hand held, so I’ll hold it.

Hassan shooting:

But until investigations are complete, no one can begin to imagine what could possibly have motivated this latest appalling rampage.

There may never be an explanation. And, certainly, there can never be a justification.

Read: Don’t jump to conclusions, or even imply that his religion had anything to do with this.

Tucson shooting:

But it is legitimate to hold Republicans and particularly their most virulent supporters in the media responsible for the gale of anger that has produced the vast majority of these threats, setting the nation on edge. Many on the right have exploited the arguments of division, reaping political power by demonizing immigrants, or welfare recipients, or bureaucrats. They seem to have persuaded many Americans that the government is not just misguided, but the enemy of the people.

Read: They weren’t directly responsible, but indirectly so. Republicans had SOMETHING do to with this by fostering, um, a climate of ‘hate’ and dissent or something.

Memo to crr6: Republicans, “rhetoric,” and all of the other nonsensical bulsh*it they’re whining about HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SHOOTING OR THE SUSPECT. Count it.

See the hypocrisy? Of course you do.

But, please, continue pretending you don’t know what’s happening.

It’s amusing.

Good Lt on January 10, 2011 at 10:38 AM

How about those who see things which aren’t there?

crr6 on January 10, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Yes, how do you deal with that?

artist on January 10, 2011 at 10:39 AM

Name 100 threats, Krugman, or 10, or even five. To claim something without actually having facts to back it up is false in itself.

The facts are that of the attacks that have actually been carried out, zero — let’s repeat that number — zero have been from any TEA party member or member of the right. They’ve all been from the left.

It’s like a scale over their eyes, a hardening of their hearts of Biblical proportions that makes all the loony liberals unable to see truth when it is right in front of them.

Tennman on January 10, 2011 at 10:39 AM

So now we see the MFM’s little backup plan- they hope to cow Republicans by tacitly equating this lunatic with “heated rhetoric”.
This is of course code for “Right wing or Anti-Democrat talk of any sort”.Because we all know that when liberals do it, well they’re just pointing out the reality of the situation.
So, of course now the agenda of the House can’t possibly be implemented- it’s so partisan!
And of course the spineless GOP will probably “dial it back” thus giving credence to the lie ( already cancelling this weeks agenda).

jjshaka on January 10, 2011 at 10:40 AM

How about those who see things which aren’t there?

crr6 on January 10, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Like a connection between this shooting and Palin, the tea party, conservatives or Republicans?

Good Lt on January 10, 2011 at 10:40 AM

How about those who see things which aren’t there?

crr6 on January 10, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Someone left the irony on.

darwin-t on January 10, 2011 at 10:40 AM

Lets not forget the DC sniper coverage. It was the biggest story in the world when the MSM thought it was a redneck with a rifle. When it was discovered to be two black muslims waging jihad the story disappeared overnight. Since then there is hardly a mention of this tragedy. Ever.

DeweyWins on January 10, 2011 at 10:40 AM

crr6 on January 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM
=======
None are blind as those who won’t see.

Good Lt on January 10, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Good Lt:Speaking of blinding,check out the Lefty poster
of Sarah,picture #14!:)
====================================

“Alaska Women Reject Palin” Rally: Pics and Videos

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/9/14/103042/902/965/597033

canopfor on January 10, 2011 at 10:41 AM

One must be capable of shame to become embarrassed.

The NYT, as a collective entity, cannot be embarrassed.

Akzed on January 10, 2011 at 10:41 AM

…predicting that Obama will give a speech in which he plants the seeds of “concern” for vitriolic rhetoric and attributes Loughner’s violent choice to the right wing extremists..

Clinton…OK city bombing…right wing militias…

Three…2…1…

LEBA on January 10, 2011 at 10:44 AM

More Hypocracy!
================

Bob Beckel Wants Julian Assange Assassinated!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d36xEvVnF2I

canopfor on January 10, 2011 at 10:44 AM

“Shame and hypocrisy.” I get it. We all get it. I want to know who’s organizing the counter-attack. We can demand they they feel “shame” until the end days or until we’ve been politically obliterated. They’re not going to. It’s been the same story since Ronald Reagan. We need action. This is the casus belli of all time. If we don’t fight back now, forget it.

rrpjr on January 10, 2011 at 10:44 AM

How about those who see things which aren’t there?

crr6 on January 10, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Ummm, yeah, you are right, no hypocrisy, everything is fine, everyone else doesn’t understand this post, but you do, you are brilliant and insightful….just in case you know where I live…
The guy was a left wing nut, and Giffords wasn’t left wing enough…but you aren’t, you are just right, now put down the gun, and put your thumb back in you mouth, roll over, everything is going to be okay.

right2bright on January 10, 2011 at 10:44 AM

TV’s Andy Levy sums up the NYT’s coverage to the tee:

Krugman, Rich, et al., are like comfort food for Times readers. No nutritional value, but makes them feel good.

[Lance Murdock on January 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM]

It more like a hallucinogenic drug.

Dusty on January 10, 2011 at 10:45 AM

How about those who see things which aren’t there?

crr6 on January 10, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Your “out of context filter” must be built-in.

fossten on January 10, 2011 at 10:45 AM

Breaking: Sources say Loughner is telling authorites Paul Krugman told him to do it. Police found a scrapbook with all of Krugman’s opinion pieces blaming conservatives and Republicans for everything … including the mass extinction of the dinosaurs.

darwin on January 10, 2011 at 10:46 AM

…and shouted “Allah akbar!” during his murder spree.

Ed, it’s actually “Allahu Akbar”

…just sayin’

rightside on January 10, 2011 at 10:46 AM

Lets not forget the DC sniper coverage. It was the biggest story in the world when the MSM thought it was a redneck with a rifle. When it was discovered to be two black muslims waging jihad the story disappeared overnight. Since then there is hardly a mention of this tragedy. Ever.

DeweyWins on January 10, 2011 at 10:40 AM

That is an excellent example.

I am reminded of Mayor Bloomturd telling Perky Couric on national TV, before anyone knew anything about the suspect, that the Times Square car bomb may have been planted by a home grown extremist unhappy with the Health Care bill.

When it was a Muslim jihad wannabe, nobody wanted to address the connections then.

Brian1972 on January 10, 2011 at 10:47 AM

I wonder when the worlds greatest expert on psychology, psychiatry and racism Janeane Garofolo weighs in and what her brilliant analysis comes up with.

fourdeucer on January 10, 2011 at 10:48 AM

What do Tim McVeigh and Jared Laughner have in common?

ted c on January 10, 2011 at 10:48 AM

After on forty (40) comments, the NY Times has shut down its comments section. And believe me, I had plenty to say to those jerks.

princetrumpet on January 10, 2011 at 10:48 AM

Since then there is hardly a mention of this tragedy. Ever.

DeweyWins on January 10, 2011 at 10:40 AM

what tragedy
/

ted c on January 10, 2011 at 10:48 AM

Where’s the hypocrisy, Ed?

crr6 on January 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM

How about those who see things which aren’t there?

crr6 on January 10, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Either you’re very naive, or completely stupid. I don’t think you’re naive.

And how would you know about what’s on the link I’m about to post. The liberal media didn’t feel these issues were important enough to report on. There in lies…the hypocrisy.

http://michellemalkin.com/

capejasmine on January 10, 2011 at 10:50 AM

The mushroom cloud is very impressive on this one.

Peruse the whole thing, it will concentrate your memory a bit.

Brian1972 on January 10, 2011 at 10:28 AM

I put Malkins piece up on my FB… Really good work by Michelle, and deserving of wide spread attention.

Keemo on January 10, 2011 at 10:50 AM

What do Tim McVeigh and Jared Laughner have in common?
ted c on January 10, 2011 at 10:48 AM

They both enjoyed sharing Thanksgiving at Sarah Palin’s house?

Bishop on January 10, 2011 at 10:50 AM

I don’t have all the facts yet, but obviously the GOP acted stupidly.

Chris of Rights on January 10, 2011 at 10:52 AM

They both enjoyed sharing Thanksgiving at Sarah Palin’s house?

Bishop on January 10, 2011 at 10:50 AM

dude. you are on fire witht the LOLz…

ted c on January 10, 2011 at 10:52 AM

I don’t have all the facts yet, but obviously the GOP acted stupidly.

Chris of Rights on January 10, 2011 at 10:52 AM

We don’t let facts get in the way of setting our narrative.

/NYT

ted c on January 10, 2011 at 10:52 AM

How about those who see things which aren’t there?

crr6 on January 10, 2011 at 10:34 AM

I was reminded this morning by a radio program that there was a movie…an entire movie devoted to assassinating Bush. Do you find that offensive, or is that another one YOU choose to not see?

capejasmine on January 10, 2011 at 10:57 AM

Since then there is hardly a mention of this tragedy. Ever.

DeweyWins on January 10, 2011 at 10:40 AM

what tragedy
/

ted c on January 10, 2011 at 10:48 AM

Oh you rememeber the tragedy of those racist, bitter bible and gun clingers lashing out in retaliation against the innocent muslims women and children in their midst who had had nothing to do with the shootings.

Surely you remember that. It happens all the time. I know I have heard enough news stories warning people not to do such an evil thing that it must be very common.

Lily on January 10, 2011 at 10:57 AM

The shame and hypocrisy of the New York Times

A query of the language database of the NYT produced the results ‘Not Found’

These words must have been simulataneously deleted by the NYT and CNN.

rukiddingme on January 10, 2011 at 10:58 AM

The New York Times is a lot like that disgusting brown scummy stuff that forms around the inside of an old toilet.

WisCon on January 10, 2011 at 10:58 AM

Lil Artie Sulzberger inherited his role as leader of the NYT and has carried on the family tradition of bankrupting the paper. They had to sell the building they are in and lease it back, can bankruptcy be far behind. When the Wall Street Journal has three (3) times the circulation of the Times, rock bottom is near.

volsense on January 10, 2011 at 10:59 AM

The NYT takes its direction straight from the White House. The White House is: (a) terrified of Sarah Palin and determined to paint her and her followers as so far right and crazy – and now violent – that independent swing voters will not vote for her, no matter how bad Obama’s next two years are; and (b) desperate to create another Oklahoma City that they can use the same way Bill Clinton used OKC to revive his poltical career and get reelected.

The good news for us is that (a)Obama is no Bill Clinton; and (b) there doesn’t appear to be anything in Loughner’s background like there was in Tim McVeigh’s that can allow the White House or its media guard dogs to blame the Right for the crime.

The bad news is that the damage being done to Sarah Palin is considerable. People who never liked her will continue to not like her, and people wh love her will continue to love her. It’s the people who haven’t paid much attention or are still inclined to vote against Obama but will not vote for someone they perceive as “extremist” who are being propagandized by the media now. They are the key to Obama’s reelection chances, and the White House and media will leave no stone unturned in trying to turn them against Palin.

rockmom on January 10, 2011 at 11:02 AM

Where’s the hypocrisy, Ed?

Quit trolling.

You can’t possibly be that stupid. Read the next sentence.

reaganaut on January 10, 2011 at 11:07 AM

A classmate of the man accused of shooting Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords this morning describes him as “left wing” and a “pot head” in a series of posts on Twitter this afternoon….She describes him as “quite liberal” and as a “political radical.”

right2bright on January 10, 2011 at 10:22 AM

The Left has already put out a faked “voter registration” for the guy, trying to claim he’s a registered Republican.

Unfortunately for them it’s pretty easy to debunk.

* TUCSON is spelled TUSCON. People who live in a city do not misspell its name.

* If you go to the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission website and put in the address listed on this “registration” it comes up in Senator District 26. This fraud voter reg says District 27.

* Chris Roads, Pima County Registrar of Voters, declares that Jared Loughner is registered as an independent. First registered in 2006.

http://azstarnet.com/news/local/crime/article_78272a23-fe75-5bee-ba38-f8171cda3fb7.html

Del Dolemonte on January 10, 2011 at 11:07 AM

In the aftermath of this unforgivable attack, it will be important to avoid drawing prejudicial conclusions from the fact that Major Hasan is an American Muslim whose parents came from the Middle East.

It is facile and mistaken to attribute this particular madman’s act directly to Republicans or Tea Party members.

Where’s the hypocrisy, Ed?

crr6 on January 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM

Back from January Break, I see. How are things in Nicaragua?

You really need to visit the CNN thread from yesterday. CNN led the drumbeat to not stereotype the Ft. Hood shooter, but on Saturday almost immediately blamed this shooting (falsely) on Sarah Palin. So did the NY Times, in the form of Krugs.

F-

Del Dolemonte on January 10, 2011 at 11:11 AM

NYT come to the point and inform me why the hate for Sara Palin? What specifically has she done to be hated this much? Please don’t answer with metaphors.

mixplix on January 10, 2011 at 11:13 AM

Why is no one discussing the similarities to the Virginia Tech massacre, and legal difficulties in requiring the mentally ill to get proper care, as well as privacy issues which leave universities (and even parents!) in the dark as to the mental health of the students on their campuses.

Loughner passed an FBI background check and was issued a legal firearm. Considering his community college’s concerns about his mental health, and the danger he posed to others, this should never have happened.

Instead of pointing fingers and fanning the flames of hatred in the name of stopping the vitriol (and proposing laws to ban firearms and/or political speech) we should be reviewing existing laws which leave the public vulnerable to the crazy whims of the mentally ill. I don’t know what the answer is, but we should at least be talking about it and the New York Times is a good place to start. They delve into the palpable fear he inspired in students and professors here but provide no corollaries to Virginia Tech, does not ask what his parents knew, or what sort of psychiatric care he sought. Even while discussing his mental health they try to find logical reasons for his actions. This is of course…insane.

Buy Danish on January 10, 2011 at 11:13 AM

Shorter NYT: “Stop using extremist rhetoric, you murdering scum!”

blofeld42 on January 10, 2011 at 11:13 AM

I am supposed to believe that this 22 year old Evil S.O.B. was listening to Conservative Talk Radio? Really that’s what the MSM wants us to swallow. This kid was reportedly not very political but a Leftist and a Liberal. Not exactly Conservative Talk Radio’s demographic.

MSM Devolution – this is what environmental retard@tion looks like. The Lamestream Media jumped the shark.

Dr Evil on January 10, 2011 at 11:14 AM

The Left has already put out a faked “voter registration” for the guy, trying to claim he’s a registered Republican.

Unfortunately for them it’s pretty easy to debunk.

Del Dolemonte on January 10, 2011 at 11:07 AM

Unbelievable…

right2bright on January 10, 2011 at 11:15 AM

The New York Times’ response to political arguments that it can’t counter with logic or persuasion:

Shut up, murderer!

Cicero43 on January 10, 2011 at 11:15 AM

The bad news is that the damage being done to Sarah Palin is considerable. People who never liked her will continue to not like her, and people wh love her will continue to love her. It’s the people who haven’t paid much attention or are still inclined to vote against Obama but will not vote for someone they perceive as “extremist” who are being propagandized by the media now. They are the key to Obama’s reelection chances, and the White House and media will leave no stone unturned in trying to turn them against Palin.

rockmom on January 10, 2011 at 11:02 AM

You left something out of your equation.

Sarah Palin.

Does she sit like a stone and take this?

Or, does she use her considerable reach into America to change the course of this narrative, to bend the river of acid back toward it’s origin?

I know the answer.

Brian1972 on January 10, 2011 at 11:17 AM

It’s not only about smearing Republicans, but it’s about smearing their competition.

But it is legitimate to hold Republicans and particularly their most virulent supporters in the media responsible for the gale of anger that has produced the vast majority of these threats, setting the nation on edge.

That’s the goal as well. Silence the evil Fox News and talk radio.

This is one of the more astounding quotes that I have seen in some time. It won’t go into specifics, because there aren’t any. It is full of intellectual dishonesty, hypoerbole (gale of anger? setting the nation on edge?) and self serving nonsense.

These leftist scum are also creating a true “gale of anger” by attempting to play on people’s emotions over this tragedy and create villains that can serve as the outlet for the feelings of anger and grief over what happened.

This is very dangerous and incredibly irresponsible.

reaganaut on January 10, 2011 at 11:18 AM

Del Dolemonte on January 10, 2011 at 11:11 AM

Congressman Robert Brady, in an interview on Fox this morning, was plugging a bill he wants to pass on the use of hateful symbols, or rhetoric towards any elected official as a federal crime. At the end of the interview, even he was using the blame the right, blame Palin mantra they’ve all become so fond of.

What I wouldn’t give, to send him Michelle’s article from today. It’s a shameful day, when they blame everyone, but the one person who is responsible for this. Loughner.

capejasmine on January 10, 2011 at 11:18 AM

It’s mind-boggling how democrats twist and distort anything to advance their personal selfish causes. Every other breath no matter what they talk about they managed to link President Bush to every problem, catastrophe, etc. Again we’re witnessing a perfect example of this now – how they “don’t want to point fingers” and no one should insinuate blame for who’s responsible for this tragedy (but in the same breath: if someone were to, it’s because of Sarah Palin and the Tea Party). They are shameless and despicable for capitalizing on others’ tragedies. But then, that’s why democrats are so cozy with the media – an organization where individuals advance their own careers by exploiting the tragedies of others.

mozalf on January 10, 2011 at 11:22 AM

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