Wonder what you would find if you frisked Keith Olbermann’s special comments on the US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shooting?
Answer: He blames the Safeway Massacre on Sarah Palin, Rep. Allen West (R-FL), the Tea Party, Sharron Angle, Glenn Beck, and Bill O’Reilly.
I am sorry, but this is absolutely pathetic and irresponsible. Perhaps the folks over at MSNBC did not hand Mr. Olbermann the memo, but there has not been any absolute motive reported so far. Also, it is interesting that Mr. Olbermann forgot to include these crucial details about the shooter:
- He shot and killed a Federal Judge that was appointed by Republican President George H.W. Bush.
- His favorite books included Hilter’s Mein Kampf and Karl Marx’s Communist Maniefesto.
- One of his former high school classmates said, “As I knew him he was left wing, quite liberal.”
- One of his favorite videos on YouTube was of a person dressed as the Grim Reaper burning the American flag.
I cannot speak for Keith Olbermann, but that sure does not sound like the typical Sarah Palin or Tea Party supporter. In all honesty, it sounds like someone that leans left of the political spectrum. Either way, the shooter – Jared Loughner – was more insane than he was anything else. I just wish Kieth Olbermann and all of the other irresponsible journalists in the liberal mainstream media would realize this.
Here’s an interesting refresher that some of these so-called journalists (Keith Olbermann, Paul Krugman, etc.) should take a look at:
The liberal mainstream media should learn a lesson from The National Review’s Jonah Goldberg:
I’ve been trying to follow the story today while balancing some other obligations. I’ve been reading the instant-reaction on Twitter and on the web and I’ve been trying to filter out the urge to vent my rage at those who immediately shoe-horned these awful crimes into their ideological prism. There have been some truly disgusting displays of opportunism out there. I will confess to having made those kinds of mistakes in the past and I try very hard to learn from those mistakes.
If I had my druthers, the news networks would ban political commentators of all stripes for the first 24 hours after these kinds of tragedies. The rush to be wrong first is just too hard for some to resist. If anyone cares, my column on the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting captures pretty well my feelings about the day.
Anyway, I’m going to hold off commenting until we know more. My thoughts and prayers to the families of all concerned.
Until more details have been released, I just hope the so-called journalists, such as Keith Olbermann, would keep their hatred for the right locked away inside their demented minds.
Unfortunately, I am sure more garbage like this will pop up over this weekend. Oh wait… It has already started.