Monday, January 10, 2011

Tucson: David Frum and other suspects call for rhetoric "tone down"

About a microsecond after the shootings the MSM and every other leftist source on the planet began linking them to "extreme rhetoric" from Palin, the Tea Party and the right in general.  Not much later some Republicans and RINOs like David Frum climbed on that bandwagon (pretty much anyone who wants Palin and the Tea Party to shut up and disappear).

While Frum acknowledeged:
" ... It makes no sense to talk of the “motive” of someone who is fundamentally irrational."
... he then went on to say:
... this talk did not cause this crime. But this crime should summon us to some reflection on this talk.
Even the NYT has a backgrounder on the shooter that suggests he was not only deranged but lib/lefty to boot:

“As I knew him he was left wing, quite liberal. [and] oddly obsessed with the 2012 prophecy,” the former classmate, Caitie Parker, wrote..."
So, David, explain why something that had zip to do with the event should "summon us to some reflection" on anything?  But assuming you could explain that, what is "this talk" you're talking about? Just Palin's and the Tea Party's?  What about the clearly toxic daily rhetoric at leftist sites like MSNBC and Daily Kos? And isn't it odd that there should be fevered calls to stifle "the rhetoric" now, after eight years of Bush Derangement Syndrome complete with calls to "Kill Bush", "Hang Bush".

Update [via Celestial Junk]:  "People who inspire [the shooter] include Barack Obama, Saul Alinsky, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Hugo Chavez, Noam Chomsky, Mao Tse-tung, Joseph Stalin, and Yassir Arafat."  OK, if so, now what, Dave?  And there's a lot more at CJunk - especially the Victor Davis Hanson reference.

Also here's Blazing Cat Fur.


Anonymous said...

it is unfortunate but the left will continue the lie that conservatives are hate mongers. tell the big lie often and maybe people will believe it. the left are the most dangerous and evil people to both our freedom and safety.

Anonymous said...

Anon, you said it. For me, that is exactly what is so unnerving about this garbage from Canadian mainstream media... the Lib-left friendly approach, burying Liberal misdeeds and sensationalizing Conservative ones for example, who's the Liberal MP who's still sitting but facing drunk-driving charges? Didn't read that in your local paper or hear it on the news,( I've only read about it on BT and can't recall a name)but two whole weeks of what a terrible person Helena Guergis supposedly is- until the PM actually turfed her-as per Media and opposition demands- then it was all about what a victim she was and Harper's a meanie. Too many people in this country still believe what they read in their papers and hear on their local news to be truth. I think the MSM with their lies and spin-stories is what is keeping the Conservatives from a majority. NO QUARTER

Xanthippa said...

I think it is time that you faced some facts:

When a right-wing nut does something bad, it is the fault of right-thinking people. See what one of them did?

When a left-wing nut does something bad, it is the fault of right-thinking people. See what they drove him to do?

When a religious nut does something bad, it is the fault of right-thinking people. See what they oppressed him into doing?

When a garden variety nut does something bad, it is the fault of the right-thinking people. See how you failed to support/control him, so that he did that?

When flowers bloom pretty, it is the just reward for the collectivists' efforts. When said flower produces pollen - and thus allergens - it is the fault of the righ-wingers 'out there'.

You might as well stop acting all surprised about it...


JR said...

Yes, Xan, the fact is that a leftist-dominated MSM will always find a right-wing villain to point the finger at, no matter what the facts are. That's certainly no surprise, except maybe to a dense, blinkered lefty (and there's no shortage of those).