Monday, January 10, 2011

Politics of Giffords shooting

“They need to deftly pin this on the tea partiers,”

The Media in general did not even wait a day to begin their analysis on the thoughts and intentions behind the shooting in Arizona. Worse than the media analysis was the willingness to report on the opinions of the Sheriff and others who wanted to tie this in with the Tea Party and Sarah Palins "targeting" of Giffords in last Novembers election. Much of this was openly shared as opinion and not at all based in fact, but was reported and shared nonetheless. Also interesting are the facts that are not being openly reported or shared.

Even more disturbing is how many people are quick to jump on the hate bandwagon. Sarah Palin as usual is a favorite target, (Pun intended) as evidenced by new groups popping up like the Kill Sarah Palin group "If you want that bitch to die join up". The Tea Party and those who share many of the same beliefs are being used as the whipping boy in the aftermath of this tragic event. Regardless of the motives for the shooting it is clear that Jared Loughner is deeply disturbed.

Either way you look at the situation the relentless attempts to make his actions out to be slanted right or left are sickening. Everyone needs to take a step back and consider that the actions of a disturbed individual are just that, disturbing.

Update (1-10-2011 11:20PM)
Facebook has removed the "Kill Sarah Palin Group" Thank you to all those who helped report the site and it's Admin. Hopeful everyone who joined that site will have a few eyes on them for awhile.



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