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What a tradgedy in Arizona.  The shooting of Gabrielle Giffords and the other’s that were gunned down and the injured.  I’m really annoyed at the media’s reporting that Sarah Palin is part of the problem, etc.  What are your thoughts on the media’s job of reporting?

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      Angelcart wrote Jan 10, 2011
    • IMO, the guy was mentally off to begin with.  He was rejected from the Army and other students in his classes complained about him.




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      UK Girl wrote Jan 10, 2011
    • awful story and very sad and so glad guns are illegal in this country........  

      Her family and all those other people who were shot how do you get over something like this .......




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      Mary Clark wrote Jan 10, 2011
    • I agree Angelcart!  Every chance the media gets it will try to pin something on SaraH Palin. This kid was definitely mentally ill and seems to have been for some time.  The media has taken out of context what Palin has said in the past and made it into something it isn’t.  Shame on them is what I say!! Shame on them!

      Instead of trying to fry Sarah Palin how about let’s have some sympathy for the families of these victims.  I can’t even begin to imagine what these families are going through.




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      Denise Richardson wrote Jan 10, 2011
    • I don’t feel anyone should be blamed for the death of someone who was having mental issues in the 1st place.




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      Angell Villafañe wrote Jan 10, 2011
    • I’m not a Sarah Palin fan but no way is she responsible for the actions of a deranged lunatic. We are each individually responsible for our own actions. This guy was clearly mentally insane and his classmate warned of something like this happening.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 10, 2011
    • It is awful and God Bless those families!  

      Sarah Palin- WHO CARES????????? Did she pull the trigger? No! Then the focus should only be on those families!!!!




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      Mary Clark wrote Jan 10, 2011
    • Well for me...no one like Sarah Palin gets me all riled up over what is going on in Washington.  Washington does a great job of doing that itself!  This act had nothing to do with Sarah Palin!  NOTHING!!    

      Her so call “hit list” was in reference to VOTE out those who are in favor of OBAMACARE...ETC.  People are ANGRY....they are tired of being walked all over...taken advantaged of...and having their rights trampled on..or TAKEN AWAY.  That has nothing to do with Sarah Palin.....I’m going to make sure I VOTE OUT THOSE...SO I guess that makes me a terrorist too!!!  

      Again...this was a mentally ill individual who acted purely alone.  He was sick...and I’m really not understanding why people don’t get that...frown




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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 10, 2011
    • Again Mrs Palin is not who or what matters here..... it’s taking the focus away from the victims and their families. Let’s let them have their moments of grief.
      Mrs Palin will be there to attack or praise another day!




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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 10, 2011
    • Its just sad!




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      Mary Clark wrote Jan 10, 2011
    • I agree Eva....this is all the more reason for us all to live each day like it’s our last!!! I know I take my days on earth for granted many times...and we shouldn’t!




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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 10, 2011
    • You‘re right about that MC! I do too sometimes take each one for grantedohhhh




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      Angelcart wrote Jan 12, 2011
    • Was so glad to see a picture of Giffords sitting up in her hospital bed last night with her husband holding her hand.  She looked amazing considering what she’s been through.  I’m hoping she makes a 100% recovery as well as the others still hospitalized.




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      Marya1961 wrote Jan 12, 2011
    • Ms. Giffords definitely has an angel on her shoulder, God bless her!..what I can’t understand is why there are mentally unstable people running around not being treated medically or being allowed to not take medication and those that are aware of this and not bringing this to the attention of the authorities..and where are the families of these young people?..are they not aware of their children’s mental behavior?..it has me questioning the whole family structure.




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      Marya1961 wrote Jan 12, 2011
    • and IMO if the media was suddenly gone forever, it would not affect me.heartbreak




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      Mary Clark wrote Jan 12, 2011
    • This blog was taken from the weblog.._A TIME FOR CHOOSING..._  

      Uh Oh: The Foreign Media Isn't Buying The Left Wing Lies About Sarah Palin Either

          So Palin's accusers lie, and so foully that they commit the very hate speech they piously claim to deplore.

          ~ Andrew Bolt, Melbourne Herald Sun  

      By Gary P Jackson

      The news hasn't been good for the left wing losers and the corrupt media that has been carrying their water as they try to smear Sarah Palin and the Tea Party. People just aren't buying their nonsense.

      Earlier on Tuesday we reported that America just wasn't buying the left wing lies about Sarah and the Arizona shooting. Even most democrat weren't having it!

      The Brits aren't going for it. Tom Leonard tells readers in the UK the "elites" hijacked this tragedy specifically to attack Sarah Palin. An incredible ghoulish act by some of the worst society has to offer.

      A friend sends me this editorial from the land down under. Andrew Bolt writing for the Melbourne {Australia] Herald Sun tells us about "The Framing of Sarah Palin":

          IT took just hours for the media to finger the villain responsible for the shooting of US Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

          It was Sarah Palin what done it, officer. And other Right-wingers just like that witch.

          Such is the deranged hatred that so many on the Left feel for the former Republican vice-presidential candidate.

          The New York Times was one of the first to smear her, even before the alleged shooter of Giffords – and the accused killer of six bystanders – had been publicly identified as 22-year-old Jared Loughner.

          It implicated Palin because nine months ago she'd posted a "controversial" map on her Facebook page showing where Democrats were running for re-election.

          Gasp: "Those Democrats were noted by crosshairs symbols like those seen through the scope of a gun. Ms Giffords was among those on Ms Palin's map."

          Well, case closed. And so Markos Moulitsas, founder of the influential Left-wing DailyKos website, tweeted, "Mission accomplished, Sarah Palin." Jane Fonda likewise insisted Palin "holds responsibility", as did "the violence-provoking rhetoric of the Tea Party" movement she'd encouraged – a movement that's just a grassroots protest by middle class Americans against big government and record deficits.

          Nobel laureate Paul Krugman used his newspaper column to also smear Palin, saying Giffords "might be a target" because she was "a Democrat who survived" an election challenge from "a Tea Party activist" and "was on Sarah Palin's infamous 'crosshairs' list".

          Fellow Leftists in the Australian media gobbled the bait, hailing Giffords as a martyr to Palin and the Right.

          Here is the ABC's Jane Cowan on AM yesterday: "Political candidates, especially those aligned with the grassroots Tea Party movement, have increasingly invoked violent imagery.

          A campaign website by . . . Palin put gun targets across several congressional districts including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' and urged voters to 'reload'."

          The hunger to blame Palin and her political kind is palpable and no evidence is needed to proclaim her guilt.

          As Michael Tomasky of Britain's Left-wing Guardian exulted, the shooter "went to considerable expense and trouble to shoot a high-profile Democrat, at point-blank range right through the brain. What else does one need to know?" That was sufficient "to see some kind of connection between (Right wing) violent rhetoric and what happened in Arizona on Saturday".

          But there's a few things wrong with this narrative. It's false, it's foul; and it's savagely hypocritical.

          For a start, there's zero evidence that Loughner, the alleged shooter, is a Palin supporter or took any notice of what she said about Giffords or anyone else.

          ON his MySpace and YouTube pages he never mentions Palin or health care, the issue on which she attacked Giffords.

          Both sites suggest he's simply deranged, raving about bad grammar, thought control, "conscience dreaming" and a "third currency".

          A typical post on MySpace – on December 30 – gives the temperature of his mind: "With every day on torture, the hours are my painful isolation; these dreams, which are realistic, vehemence feelings of greatness—finally!"

          Just add a gun to that explosive mixture of megalomania and angry failure and . . . boom.

          Still, if you think it worth trying to detect a political orientation in Loughner's shattered thoughts, you'd have to conclude it's sure not Palin's.

          He was not a Christian, and his favourite film clip is of an American flag being burned. He denounced the US Constitution as full of "treasonous laws".

          Simon Mann, of The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, led his report yesterday by implying Loughner was a neo-Nazi, noting his victim was Jewish and he'd listed Mein Kampf on his YouTube page as one of his "favourite books".

          What Mann failed to add is that Loughner also loved A Communist Manifesto.

          Another problem for the blame-Palin brigade is that Loughner's hatred of Giffords seems to pre-date Palin's rise to fame.

          Caitie Parker went to school with Loughner, and played in the same band with this "loner" she describes as "Left-wing, quite liberal".

          She claims: "He was a political radical and met Giffords once before in '07, asked her a question and he told me she was 'stupid and unintelligent'."

          So Giffords was allegedly shot by a madman with Left-wing notions who disliked her long before Palin hit the scene. Yet Palin is to blame?

          Still, are her critics right to deplore the violent rhetoric of political debate in the US today?

          Perhaps, although we should be clear there's no proof this rhetoric affected the deranged Loughner, who is far more likely to have been influenced by violent movies and violent music.

          We should also accept that politics is properly a contest of ideas and has long invited the language of war by all sides, which is why I have on my blog not just Palin's "crosshair" graphic but examples of similar Democratic Party maps with bullseyes over Republican candidates.

          But does this alleged culture of trash-talk really date from Palin's rise, and who are the worst offenders?

          In fact, no president has been more vilified than the Republican George W. Bush, who was even shown being assassinated in one gloating film.

          And guess which president said this: "If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun"?

          Whoops, that was Barack Obama? And which of Palin's critics objected?

          Palin herself seems more sinned against than sinning. The kind of commentators now accusing her of a nasty tone are the kind who falsely accused her of calling Obama "Sambo", and of only pretending to be the mother of her disabled son to cover for her eldest daughter.

          They sat by when TV host David Letterman joked that Palin's 14-year-old daughter was "knocked up" by a baseballer during a game. They said nothing when Leftist comedian Sandra Bernhard warned Palin she'd be "gang-raped by my big black brothers" if she entered Manhattan.

          Now these people demanding a more civilised discourse accuse Palin of inspiring a murder, when all the evidence suggests she's guiltless.

          So Palin's accusers lie, and so foully that they commit the very hate speech they piously claim to deplore.  

      Indeed, the hate and lies from the left wing democrats is deplorable. The democrats and their media allies have purposely gone above and beyond to stoke the hate against Sarah Palin, possible trying to provoke a reaction from another loon. The only word to describe these disgusting human beings is evil. Pure evil.  

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