NYT columnist blasts Left for “witch hunt” after Tucson shooting

posted at 2:15 pm on January 15, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

It’s not Ross Douthat or David Brooks, either, but Charles Blow — the same writer who once called black Tea Party activists a “political minstrel show.”  Blow admits that the temptation to lay the blame for the shootings in Tucson on the Right was strong, but that in doing so, and in insisting on sticking with the attacks after all the evidence showed that the shooter was an apolitical lunatic, the Left have adopted an “any means necessary” approach that will destroy their credibility:

According to a USA Today/Gallup poll released Wednesday, 42 percent of those asked said that political rhetoric was not a factor at all in the shooting, 22 percent said that it was a minor factor and 20 percent said that it was a major factor. Furthermore, most agreed that focusing on conservative rhetoric as a link in the shooting was “not a legitimate point but mostly an attempt to use the tragedy to make conservatives look bad.” And nearly an equal number of people said that Republicans, the Tea Party and Democrats had all “gone too far in using inflammatory language” to criticize their opponents.

Great. So the left overreacts and overreaches and it only accomplishes two things: fostering sympathy for its opponents and nurturing a false equivalence within the body politic. Well done, Democrats.

Now we’ve settled into the by-any-means-necessary argument: anything that gets us to focus on the rhetoric and tamp it down is a good thing. But a wrong in the service of righteousness is no less wrong, no less corrosive, no less a menace to the very righteousness it’s meant to support.

You can’t claim the higher ground in a pit of quicksand.

Blow doesn’t quite reach the moral high ground himself in this piece, insisting that the “preponderance” of violent rhetoric exists on the Right, and that it will spark “massacres like the one in Tuscon,” with no evidence whatsoever to this end.  We can replay the eight years of the Bush administration’s critics and their own rhetoric, or the antiwar protesters who marched with a sign that asked troops to frag the officers commanding them, most of which went completely unremarked by Blow and his colleagues.  But at least Blow retains enough integrity to admit that the Right had nothing to do with the shootings in Tucson and that the Left deliberately exploited it to smear conservatives.

I wonder if Paul Krugman reads Blow’s columns.  For that matter, I wonder if the editorial board at the Gray Lady bothers to read it, either.


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So its okay to lambast political opponents, but just don’t go so far that you can’t back up your accusations with icky facts.

Got it.

Neo on January 15, 2011 at 2:18 PM

When you’ve lost Charles Blow…

Ted Torgerson on January 15, 2011 at 2:21 PM

After so many attempts, he’s bound to finally get something right. A flipped coin will only come up tails so many times.

a capella on January 15, 2011 at 2:21 PM

NPR is sending over the Juan Williams memo to the NYT… just in case they want to make any, um, changes to their editorial staff.

mankai on January 15, 2011 at 2:22 PM

the left blew it with Blow.

charlie blow delivers final blow to the left.

charles leaves the left blowing in the wind.

moonbatkiller on January 15, 2011 at 2:23 PM

and I’m convinced that it’s poisonous to our politics, that the preponderance of it comes from the right, and that it has the potential to manifest in massacres like the one in Tucson.

Finally when the facts come it he retreats, but still hold onto his fantasies about conservatives taking to the streets.
I guess he has never seen the “inner-city” burn, riot, or even “celebrate” a victory…If I am not mistaken, I do believe most of the violent crimes in the U.S. happen in heavily liberal neighborhoods…

right2bright on January 15, 2011 at 2:24 PM

Until someone calls out Krugman, Kos, Sheriff Dupnik, and all the rest of the loons by name, I don’t care what Blow has to say.

Knucklehead on January 15, 2011 at 2:25 PM

the Left have adopted an “any means necessary” approach that will destroy their credibility:

That has destroyed their credibility…

The President calls for civility, and gets it from the right. The left, oblivious, takes two more days to wake up to the fact that demonizing Palin, and conservatives isn’t working. So now they’re trying to walk it back.

Skandia Recluse on January 15, 2011 at 2:25 PM

I was in Iraq in 2005 and we saw those anti-war signs calling for troops to shoot their officers. The only channel that ever played in the mess hall was FOX. Most of us just laughed about them.

I watched the leeves give way after hurricane Katrina and Kanye west saying “bush hates black people”. We all laughed.

The only people in this country that are affected by violent or hateful speech is the eternally outraged left-leaning 20%.

Mord on January 15, 2011 at 2:26 PM

NPR is sending over the Juan Williams memo to the NYT… just in case they want to make any, um, changes to their editorial staff.

mankai on January 15, 2011 at 2:22 PM

No need, Blow paid homage to his “but it will happen by conservatives” statement.
This is like one false prophet, after another, stating that Armageddon is coming, just the date was wrong…

right2bright on January 15, 2011 at 2:26 PM

Perhaps Mr Blow was losing readers faster than the blowing winds of nyt.

dragondrop on January 15, 2011 at 2:27 PM

“…the Left have adopted an “any means necessary” approach that will destroy their credibility.”

Will…?

“Blow doesn’t quite reach the moral high ground himself in this piece, insisting that the “preponderance” of violent rhetoric exists on the Right,…”

You know…

… This is a talking point by the Left, as the spittle from their vile escapes their mouths,

But they never give any actual evidence…

I think it is time they are called out on this. We have the past ten years of countless examples of “hate” by the Left…

… Time for them to put up, or shut up!

Seven Percent Solution on January 15, 2011 at 2:28 PM

Charles blows the lid off the meme…almost.

SouthernGent on January 15, 2011 at 2:29 PM

Bet Krugman thinks this is a low Blow?

coldwarrior on January 15, 2011 at 2:29 PM

I like Charles Blow. I may not always agree with him but I like his style.

scalleywag on January 15, 2011 at 2:30 PM

That has destroyed their credibility…

Skandia Recluse on January 15, 2011 at 2:25 PM

No, it has “entrenched” themselves to each other more then ever. Even Blow still maintains that conservatives are the root, and what happened was from an insane man, but it will be a conservative that will do the same.
It may be just 20%, but the 20% is emboldened and digging in deeper then ever.

right2bright on January 15, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Or to put it another way, Palin 1, Journolisting left 0.

Viator on January 15, 2011 at 2:30 PM

right2bright on January 15, 2011 at 2:26 PM

He came back quickly, didn’t he?

Maybe he had visions of Jaun in his head as he spoke and figured he’d better provide cover.

mankai on January 15, 2011 at 2:31 PM

Seven Percent Solution on January 15, 2011 at 2:28 PM

They have been called out on it over and over again. They’re too narcissistic to admit they may be wrong about anything. That’s one of the main characteristics of the disease..they’re always right. Always.

scalleywag on January 15, 2011 at 2:32 PM

Sorry, this falls under the category of “Not guilty this time, but not innocent either.”

His only regret is that is has been proven wrong and hurts his side without any thought as to the damage done to ours, or to the political discourse at large when one’s right to free speech, especially political speech is threatened.

Jvette on January 15, 2011 at 2:33 PM

I wonder if Paul Krugman reads? I suspect he thinks input from others is beneath his notice.

Kohath on January 15, 2011 at 2:36 PM

Charles Blow must be feeling sick today or something. Maybe he hit his head. I just can’t understand how such a hateful man writing such violent rhetoric can actually make a little bit of sense.

GardenGnome on January 15, 2011 at 2:37 PM

So I’m sure Charles won’t be invited to dinner at Krugman’s house any time soon?

Del Dolemonte on January 15, 2011 at 2:37 PM

Blow admits that the temptation to lay the blame for the shootings in Tucson on the Right was strong……

Every liberals first inclination is to do “whatever” improves their position, even if it’s a lie.

hawkdriver on January 15, 2011 at 2:37 PM

I think the Kael Syndrome is so strong at places like the Times and at all the networks that you literally would have to fire everyone and start from scratch to even try to get to objective or balanced.
There was no logical explanation after the first 48 hours to keep trying to push a lie that was bound to be found out.

jjshaka on January 15, 2011 at 2:37 PM

jjshaka on January 15, 2011 at 2:37 PM

It’s almost like they’re government controlled.

scalleywag on January 15, 2011 at 2:41 PM

The NYT’s know they have stepped in it. They drew straws as to who would write this…blow lost.He doesn’t mean a word of it.

winston on January 15, 2011 at 2:41 PM

I like Charles Blow. I may not always agree with him but I like his style.

scalleywag on January 15, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Are you referring to his comment about O’bama being “bad for Jews”, or his calling Rush Limbaugh “a particularly vile being”?.

Del Dolemonte on January 15, 2011 at 2:43 PM

that the preponderance of it comes from the right, and that it has the potential to manifest in massacres like the one in Tucson.

Yep, the old “fake but accurate” spin. “It didn’t happen this time, but because of x, y could happen in the future”

It’s getting to where I really despise these people.

AZfederalist on January 15, 2011 at 2:45 PM

But at least Blow retains enough integrity to admit that the Right had nothing to do with the shootings in Tucson and that the Left deliberately exploited it to smear conservatives.

I agree with this analysis but I don’t see where Blow “blasted” the left. I mean, its the dawn of a new age of civility, where, when one blasts another, then there is evidence to be ignored and guys like me to be blamed./

ted c on January 15, 2011 at 2:47 PM

The MSM lost credibility a long time ago. they have in essense become an entity that only preaches to its choir.

Actually, I think that people have figured out that there is no umnbiased media anymore and that every entity has an agenda. Hot Air has a conservative agenda and that is why we choose to come here. Leftist fo to Huffpoo and Daily Kos. They only come here to antagonize abd troll. The only media that still gets some people of both main persuasions is the daily news programming and even that is blatantly Leftist. I can ignore that to get the weather and traffic if I don’t have toie to log into the internet for it.

CCRWM on January 15, 2011 at 2:48 PM

Well, give the guy some credit for having at least some integrity.

ddrintn on January 15, 2011 at 2:50 PM

But a wrong in the service of righteousness is no less wrong, no less corrosive, no less a menace to the very righteousness it’s meant to support purport

Gee… Sarah said it first!

singlemalt_18 on January 15, 2011 at 2:51 PM

I agree with this analysis but I don’t see where Blow “blasted” the left.

ted c on January 15, 2011 at 2:47 PM

Yeah, it seems that Blow is more concerned that all of this makes his side look bad, not that it was really a false accusation.

ddrintn on January 15, 2011 at 2:51 PM

Maybe he had visions of Jaun in his head as he spoke and figured he’d better provide cover.

mankai on January 15, 2011 at 2:31 PM

More like a “bone” to show that he is “thoughtful”, you can bet the NYT and him will refer to this as being “balanced”…

right2bright on January 15, 2011 at 2:51 PM

Well, give the guy some credit for having at least some integrity.

ddrintn on January 15, 2011 at 2:50 PM

No thanks…he is just sad it wasn’t true…but someday it will be, he just knows it.

right2bright on January 15, 2011 at 2:52 PM

Charles Blow warns the left about sever blowback.

Blow castigates left for blowing shooting out of proportion.

i’ve a least 30 more of these in me..

moonbatkiller on January 15, 2011 at 2:53 PM

Conservative political speech caused the Tuscon massacre like cooking shows make Rosie fat.

At some point adults cease being responsible for other adults actions, you don’t get to be an irresponsible child all of your life and its not societies fault if you fail to get the message.

Speakup on January 15, 2011 at 2:54 PM

Mark this down on your calendar kids. This is the closest we’re ever going to see to actual honesty coming from Charles Blow.

gryphon202 on January 15, 2011 at 2:57 PM

Are you referring to his comment about O’bama being “bad for Jews”, or his calling Rush Limbaugh “a particularly vile being”?.

Del Dolemonte on January 15, 2011 at 2:43 PM

Oh I know he can be a bit of an a@@ sometimes, but he’s also one of the few writers over there who isn’t ALWAYS an a@@, like Klugman.

scalleywag on January 15, 2011 at 3:00 PM

So, Charles Blow admits that his fellow Libs overreached. perhaps he’s starting to realize that the light at the end of the tunnel is the oncoming train of Conservative Resurgence.

kingsjester on January 15, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Q: Second look at Charles Blow?
A: He’s ugly, too!

Emperor Norton on January 15, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Del Dolemonte on January 15, 2011 at 2:43 PM

And of course it could be that he’s only embarrassed about the behavior coming from the left because it may end of discrediting him along with them, since some of them write for the same rag.

scalleywag on January 15, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Blow: Pssst guys … they’re catching onto us.

darwin on January 15, 2011 at 3:06 PM

I am sorry to veer off subject here, but to be honest, whenever I hear the name CHARLES BLOW, I immediately think of a guy who privately breaks out in a cold, dank sweat at the very mention of the phrase “high school gym class”.

pilamaye on January 15, 2011 at 3:08 PM

What is that old saying about a broken clock?

CWforFreedom on January 15, 2011 at 3:08 PM

It may be just 20%, but the 20% is emboldened and digging in deeper then ever.

right2bright on January 15, 2011 at 2:30 PM

There will always be 20%, but we got 80% and I’d take 4 to 1 odds in my favor any day. The last thing you want to do is fear these fools or be intimidated by them because that’s their goal to shut you up.

Done That on January 15, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Pardon the pun Kill em with kindness.
I sent Charles an email Thanking him for realizing that a nutcase did the act not the entire conservative movement of this Nation.
chblow@nytimes.com

Col.John Wm. Reed on January 15, 2011 at 3:11 PM

The Left’s defense amounts to

“Maybe it wasn’t true in this instance, but it should have been.”

BD57 on January 15, 2011 at 3:13 PM

Well, give the guy some credit for having at least some integrity.

ddrintn on January 15, 2011 at 2:50 PM

At least this week.

ncborn on January 15, 2011 at 3:18 PM

A second look at Charles Blow?

toliver on January 15, 2011 at 3:21 PM

Well, give the guy some credit for having at least some integrity.

ddrintn on January 15, 2011 at 2:50 PM

Agreed. We should all be above the majority of the Left who would never dare compliment a conservative.

Mr. Blow has said some, well let’s just say it, stupid and inane things…and said them often. But he’s correct here…and when a lib disagrees with other libs on something they feel so strongly about we should courteously shake his hand.

JetBoy on January 15, 2011 at 3:23 PM

Do I have to?

conservnut on January 15, 2011 at 3:25 PM

There will always be 20%, but we got 80% and I’d take 4 to 1 odds in my favor any day. The last thing you want to do is fear these fools or be intimidated by them because that’s their goal to shut you up.

Done That on January 15, 2011 at 3:09 PM

No, we don’t have 80%, we have maybe 30% and it’s a mushy 30%. The rest are “independents”, mealy mouths who can’t make a decision until they see the color of the tie the candidate is wearing.
This is real, these “fools” that don’t intimidate you are going to raise over 1 billion for Obama, and Obama kicked our @ss last time.
It’s not intimidation, but knowing and respecting what your enemy is capable of doing.

right2bright on January 15, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Apparently the left doesn’t agree with Mr. Blow by what is posted on the thread. They are incapable of taking blame for anything they do.

wi farmgirl on January 15, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Blow is not really sorry the Left overreached – he’s just sorry they aren’t getting the kudos they expected. Why else are they calling for “let’s all play nice?” They got their 4/5 days of ragging on Palin and now they want it to go away in the name of being civil.

It doesn’t matter that many in the public feel it was a false accustion – they still got the people who will push the “but it could have been her fault.” The same people who still push the “she banned books, she said she can see Russia.” They’re always going to twist it to make it her fault and they want the right to play nice and ignore them being lying a$$es..

katiejane on January 15, 2011 at 3:47 PM

Mr. Blow has said some, well let’s just say it, stupid and inane things…and said them often. But he’s correct here…and when a lib disagrees with other libs on something they feel so strongly about we should courteously shake his hand.

JetBoy on January 15, 2011 at 3:23 PM

You first!

Del Dolemonte on January 15, 2011 at 3:49 PM

You know you are in a nut house when Charles Blow starts sounding like the voice of reason.

I think I need to reread that Onion article.

jhffmn on January 15, 2011 at 3:49 PM

Blow: Pssst guys … they’re catching onto us.

darwin on January 15, 2011 at 3:06 PM

Bingo. Not integrity, just a little more grasp of reality that the bulk of them at the Times.

iurockhead on January 15, 2011 at 3:51 PM

I’ll give Blow credit for speaking truth to power as far as he went and leave it at that.

FWIW, I think that everyone, regardless of political orientation, should take a step back and consider the ramifications of the American left’s reaction to a mass murder by what right now appears to be a very deranged, mentally ill young man.

That reaction by the left, was carried out by thousands upon thousands or more of our fellow Americans, who started it before the bodies of the dead had cooled, and executed with a horrendous energy and a passive-aggressive resolve, says far more about us as a nation right now than the horrific murders themselves.

DrDeano on January 15, 2011 at 3:52 PM

You first!

Del Dolemonte on January 15, 2011 at 3:49 PM

I would…of course, I’d have to do it quickly, smile, and walk away.

JetBoy on January 15, 2011 at 4:05 PM

Wow, I can’t believe they used the term “witch hunt.” Charles Blow and the NYT need to denounce themselves for insensitivity to Wiccans.

I’d give the guy some props for admitting how wrong they were, except I agree that what he’s really sorry about is that it didn’t work. We should not give an inch on this or anything like it in the future. We spent eight years being cordial while the left demonized Bush, to the point that most people actually believe Bush lied to get us into Iraq. Failing to respond quickly and forcefully is a luxury we can no longer afford. It’s high time we took Alinsky’s rules to heart and make the left live up to the standards they have set.

Laura Curtis on January 15, 2011 at 4:09 PM

I’m certain that MoDo and NYT Theatre Critic Frankie Rich will echo Blow’s column tomorrow.

Del Dolemonte on January 15, 2011 at 4:14 PM

Oh BS Blow! You know you had a despicable attack on Palin written up and ready to run on Thursday morning. Then Obama said to tone it down.

You are a fraud.

csdeven on January 15, 2011 at 4:30 PM

The NYT’s know they have stepped in it. They drew straws as to who would write this…blow lost.He doesn’t mean a word of it.

winston on January 15, 2011 at 2:41 PM

Bingo. Liability damage control. Nothing more, nothing less.

txmomof6 on January 15, 2011 at 4:35 PM

Too little. Too late. Blood Libel.

John the Libertarian on January 15, 2011 at 4:53 PM

insisting that the “preponderance” of violent rhetoric exists on the Right,

just when you think he gets it, then he writes this….

i guess he missed those 8 years W was in office…

cmsinaz on January 15, 2011 at 5:20 PM

http://bigjournalism.com/klarrey/2011/01/15/together-we-thrive-originated-from-violent-political-rhetoric-t-shirts-contained-rocking-the-vote-dnc-slogan/#more-159364

reshas1 on January 15, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Nailed it…!

… This is the new meme. Shut up the opposition for not being “civil”, and the start of Obowma’s 2012 campaign financed with a Billion dollars of STIMULUS slush fund money,

and the blood of a nine year old girl.

These ghouls are so dangerous…

… the time to panic has long since pasted.

Seven Percent Solution on January 15, 2011 at 5:24 PM

the Left [and the "MSM"] have adopted an “any means necessary” approach that will destroy their credibility:

…yes! and we should help them do so.

American Elephant on January 15, 2011 at 5:27 PM

Blow’s only real problem with the blood libel is that it was a smear too far. It failed to do the damage intended, and instead backfired, damaging the credibility of Blow’s allies on the Left.

Blow sucks.

novaculus on January 15, 2011 at 5:38 PM

The argument for tonal moderation has been done a tremendous disservice by those who sought to score political points in the absence of proof.

Two things wrong with that statement. First is “in the absence of proof”. Whether there was proof or not that the shooter was on the Right shouldn’t be cause to score political points. A nut is a nut regardless of what side he or she was on. And scoring political points, even with proof of what side the shootor was on, is unconscionable.

Second, the argument for tonal moderation is itself trying to score political points because it puts the blame of escalated rhetoric on the other side, the Republicans, when this is purely an imaginary trait drummed up by the Liberal elites.

MrX on January 15, 2011 at 6:12 PM

If you’re to the Left of Charles Blow, you just might have a problem…

BillCarson on January 15, 2011 at 6:28 PM

If another Tucson happened tomorrow, the same witch hunt would repeat itself. A year from now — the same thing. If a hundred Charles Blows wrote a hundred columns, it would still repeat itself. They’re Leftists: They. Can’t. Do. Anything. Else. If conservative leaders would only understand. Why is it so hard to understand?

rrpjr on January 15, 2011 at 7:04 PM

I agree with this analysis but I don’t see where Blow “blasted” the left.

ted c on January 15, 2011 at 2:47 PM

Yeah, it seems that Blow is more concerned that all of this makes his side look bad, not that it was really a false accusation.

ddrintn on January 15, 2011 at 2:51 PM

Good point.

/and no telling if someone called requesting a minority voice from the NYT give Obama’s “together we thrive” some credibility.

maverick muse on January 15, 2011 at 7:05 PM

42 percent of those asked said that political rhetoric was not a factor at all in the shooting,

So less than half know or believe the truth, yeah thats just great.

Greed on January 15, 2011 at 7:24 PM

Oh, I personally think Sarah’s speech is going to sink into the real conscience of America with roots far more than Obama’s speech.

Just my 2 cents. She was quite right. Sometimes, it takes time for truth to take hold.

AnninCA on January 15, 2011 at 8:03 PM

The damage is done to us. This is just a mirage.

faraway on January 15, 2011 at 8:53 PM

The hypocrites at the NYT’s aren’t bothered at all. You have to have a conscience or a code of ethics in order to be bothered.

GarandFan on January 15, 2011 at 9:46 PM

…the Left have adopted an “any means necessary” approach that will destroy their credibility…

Waaaay too late for that; credibility destroyed (with no small help from folks like Blow himself) looooong ago…

Midas on January 15, 2011 at 11:10 PM

the Left have adopted an “any means necessary” approach that will destroy their credibility

“Will”?

Too late.

malclave on January 16, 2011 at 12:02 AM

Charles Blow: What a Dupnik . . .

BigAlSouth on January 16, 2011 at 12:13 AM

22 percent said that it was a minor factor and 20 percent said that it was a major factor.

Minor factor huh ? I can at least believe the statistic that there are 20% of die hard leftists of the likes of Andrew Sullivan, DOlbermann, Ed Schultz, Kos twerps, Huffington rachel madcow etc who so desperately wish that this nutcase is an extremist right winger…as this is how they portray ANYONE who dares to be a conservative.

But what about the 22% percent who think that this is a “minor factor” ? based on what evidence do they think it was a minor factor ? I am sorry but this is deeply distressing – that a clear majority of Americans HAVE NOT put their foot down and clearly denied that all this “political rhetoric” crapola has ANYTHING to do with this tragedy…

Minor factor, my foot… Clearly the leftists have won the long term war.. we now have 44% of Americans who actually think that political rhetoric was indeed a factor – forget major or minor.. i am sorry but that is truly disgusting and shows how many sheeple live in the US.

nagee76 on January 16, 2011 at 2:35 AM

You go, Blow! Keep this up and you won’t suck.

ndanielson on January 16, 2011 at 3:52 AM

But at least Blow retains enough integrity to admit that the Right had nothing to do with the shootings in Tucson and that the Left deliberately exploited it to smear conservatives.

Integrity, inschmegrity. Blow is trying to warn his fellow leftys that the gig is up. He sympathizes with it, believes it could or will happen, he realizes the public ain’t buying it without some amount of fact to back it up and thus hurts the left’s credibility. If Loughner had an ounce of normalcy and as little as an Ann Coulter book in his collection, Blow would be on the bandwagon with the other Bolsheviks.

cartooner on January 16, 2011 at 8:54 AM

Shorter Blow: “We were wrong, this time.”

snickelfritz on January 16, 2011 at 9:10 AM

This has been a rather interesting week where both lefties and righties can get to say ” Way to blow it, Charles” while speaking about two different people..

Btw, when compared to Krugman, MoDo, Rich et al Blow seems to be ok and somewhat more honest- i know its a decidedly low bar but… we are talking about the rather old, gray and smelly lady here.

nagee76 on January 16, 2011 at 9:36 AM

Uh oh. Came across a quote from Althouse that pretty much nails Charles’ butt to the wall:

HuffPo makes a montage from “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” in an effort to make her look like the idiot they just know she is…and it totally backfires. She comes across as thoroughly lovable. Remember, as NYT columnist Charles Blow said:

“She’s like the ominous blob in the horror films: the more you shoot at it, the bigger and stronger it becomes.”

By the way, has Blow walked back from his violent metaphor yet? Not only did he plant the image of shooting repeatedly at Sarah Palin in the minds of America’s psychopaths and assorted young left-wing idealists, he compounded it with the suggestion that she isn’t even human, that she is a monster who ought to be destroyed. Come on, Charles! Does the new civility apply to you or not?

Sorry, Charlie. Thanks for playing.

ddrintn on January 16, 2011 at 12:59 PM

Every liberals first inclination is to do “whatever” improves their position, even if it’s a lie.

hawkdriver on January 15, 2011 at 2:37 PM

I’ve seen this behavior enough that I think your observation is correct.

Part of it stems with the mild to strong agnostic inclinations they have. Without God, they make up their own rules.

scotash on January 16, 2011 at 3:08 PM

It’s not Gray Lady, it’s Gray Whore.

woodNfish on January 17, 2011 at 4:19 PM