The Climate of Hate...
The striking similarities between Tea Party conservatives and Jared Lee Loughner:
(LARGER VERSION HERE)
Uncanny, isn't it?
For all their complaints about the specter of unfair racist profiling in Arizona, the left has provided an amazing example of obnoxious scapegoating with their unhinged reaction to Jared Lee Loughner.
Apparently, the Democrat-run media decided that Loughner was aligned with the Tea Party simply because he wasn't named "Mohammed," and he didn't scream "Allahu Akbar" while spraying bullets on the crowd.
To conclude almost instantly that Loughner was somehow a product of the conservative Tea Party mileu, the left must have been relying on some sort of generalization or profile. This chart shows how crudely and desperately that generalization has been applied.
Charles Krauthammer gets to the heart of this issue with a very good article: Massacre, followed by libel.
Loughner Belongs to the Insane Party
My Name is Betsy. I'm a Killer
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