"Journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible" - says Sarah Palin offering a very reasonable defense for being irresponsibly and absurdly accused of inciting Saturday's violence. No word yet whether Ragspierre will be pursuing a plagiarism claim.
In a nameless (gutless) op-ed, the brain rust at the NYT today begins with a titanic genuflect at Dear Leader's awesomely awesome wisdom, coolness and transcendence in calling for civility, setting aside partisanship and "taking great care" in assigning blame in the face of a senseless tragedy. Says the Gray Lady... "It was important that Mr. Obama transcend the debate about whose partisanship has been excessive and whose words have sown the most division and dread." Well, good on ya mates - finally an appropriate mea culpa. Please continue... "This page and many others have identified those voices and called on them to stop demonizing their political opponents." Right. And I am a magical rabbit with death-ray eyes. It boggles the imagination how people ostensibly with cognitive function beyond that of a cantaloupe could be this obtuse. The level of hypocrisy and/or utter ignorance here defies comprehension.
But let's give them a chance - perhaps they will do a little soul searching... "The president’s words were an important contrast to the ugliness that continues to swirl in some parts of the country." Well there, finally. A small glow of reality and veracity from the deep, dark NYT psyche. But wait... "The accusation by Sarah Palin that “journalists and pundits” had committed a “blood libel” when they raised questions about overheated rhetoric was especially disturbing, given the grave meaning of that phrase in the history of the Jewish people."
|Longing for the old civility|
The absurdity of this farcical fantasy would be hilarious, except for a very grave resulting reality...
Death Threats against Sarah Palin at 'Unprecedented Level,' Aids Say
The real tragedy is that Jared Loughner suffers from Paranoid Schizophrenia, caused by a chemical imbalance that could easily have been treated had someone intervened - and the heartbreak would have been limited to the Badgers losing the Rose Bowl. The NYT however suffers from Palin Derangement Syndrome, which is just stupidity. And of course you can't cure stupid.