Salon Stokes Flames
The media, caught dutifully transcribing Democrat talking points (here) to blame Sarah Palin, talk radio and the Tea Party in the Arizona shooting, now seek to rehabilitate their reputations by trying to convince us they knew all the time that the Tucson shooter wasn’t really motivated by right wing talk shows and the Tea Party. 
Here’s the trajectory of the coverage.
We’ve gone from this:

One veteran Democratic operative, who blames overheated rhetoric for the shooting, said President Barack Obama should carefully but forcefully do what his predecessor did.
“They need to deftly pin this on the tea partiers,” said the Democrat. “Just like the Clinton White House deftly pinned the Oklahoma City bombing on the militia and anti-government people.”
Another Democratic strategist said the similarity is that Tucson and Oklahoma City both “take place in a climate of bitter and virulent rhetoric against the government and Democrats.”

and this (here) and this (here) to now discovering the 22 year old could have been–surprise! mentally ill. 

Who Are They Kidding?
Let’s take Salon as an example. This showed up in my email box so it seemed an easy enough source. See those stories in that screen shot to above? Those are Salon stories. But –what ho!– now we have a story uncovering this news flash that the kid may have been mentally ill. They even allow as the shooting may not have been caused by talk radio! Stunning revelation!  That would be welcome news except for the fact that Salon frames the coverage as if they knew it all the time. Look at that screenshot above. “quite early in the news cycle?” Who are these people kidding? WHOSE news cycle? Not Salon’s! Nor the Liberatti, nor the political class, nor the Liberal commentariat–including the mainstreams.
Media Late to Mental Illness Angle on AZ Story

Yet look at the (purposeful) fall out. We now have promises of passing a law against uncivil “words” and “symbols” (!) by Representative Brady (at the behest of the MoveOn.Commies–now that’s rich) (here) and getting rid of guns. Not psychos with guns. Just guns.
In the Oppressives’ world of censorship and banishment speech equals violence. That’s why they champion speech codes on campus, politically correct euphemisms, scrubbing Christian and Jewish symbols from the public square, criminalizing online gossip with cyber bullying laws, enhancement laws that add time to murderers’ raps for calling the victim names BEFORE KILLING them, the so called “Fairness Doctrine” to shut up talk shows, and censoring Huck Finn. Political incorrectness+speech = violence.

Less reported? How the shooter eluded a padded room which apparently–frighteningly–is easy to do (here). It’s been reported that authorities and loved ones had been told the shooter was dangerous and needed psychiatric help. He’d had several run ins with the law and still managed to buy a gun.
Now that’s a story worth telling. It may get told now that untold damage has been done to reputations, liberty, good will and good work of Tea Party, Sarah Palin and Talk Radio.
In the meantime a Congresswoman fights for her life, a child has been slaughtered, a US judge and other innocents are mowed down. The left used it all to score political points. I would have said “cheap political points” but this orchestration wasn’t meant to bring cheap renumeration. Nope. Look what they’ve got for their efforts. They’ve got their talk about vaunted gun laws, shutting down talk radio, quieting Sarah Palin, and besmirching Tea Party Patriots (‘mobsters,” “haters,” “racists” apparently weren’t ‘good’ enough epithets, they had to add ‘murderers’ to the virtual rap sheet).
Call it censorship for that’s exactly what it was intended to be. 

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