So let's take the PC CNN at its word, that this stuff is beyond the pale. What responsibility does CNN itself bear in engendering a climate of hate? Byron York, in part:
A look at transcripts of CNN programs in the month leading up to the shootings shows that the network was filled with references to "crosshairs" -- and once even used the term to suggest the targeting of Palin herself. Some examples:And how about those targeted Dem babies. Will CNN apologize for that next?
"Palin's moose-hunting episode on her reality show enraged People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and now, she's square in the crosshairs of big time Hollywood producer, Aaron Sorkin," reported A.J. Hammer of CNN's Headline News on December 8.
More Enlightened leftist news: Eugene Robinson civilly requests Sarah Palin to shut up and go away
This: Why the Left Hates Sarah Palin. By Robin of Berkeley, The American Thinker:
When I was ten years old, I participated in an act of unadulterated group evil. It happened at a sleep-away camp in the Catskill Mountains.Who should apologize?
Discussion at Memeorandum. Instapundit. Michelle Malkin
More. Another message from the Left, complete with smiley face, invading another residential neighborhood: We know what they're doing. Gee, who could forget CNN's treatment of the Chicago Tea Party? Let's recall what CNN didn't show at the Chicago Tax Day Tea Party last year. Gee, why would anyone be upset about this? Let's sum it up. Richard Viguerie, The American Thinker:
I say predictable because, as a general rule, the left and their media partners make calls for bipartisanship and civility only when conservatives ascend to political power, and they direct it only at conservatives, not at the extremists on their side.[snip]The dysfunctional elites. We the people. We the people will prevail.
The ruling class has usurped power for decades in the face of relatively meager, often somnolent opposition from everyday Americans. But the ruling class now understands that the Tea Party movement is a force unlike others they've met. The Tea Party movement insists that government abide by the limitations mandated by the Constitution. This results in a threat to such phenomena as crony privileges, big bank bailouts, and forcing Chrysler and GM to give ownership interests to unions.[snip]
Conservatives, and now Tea Partiers, also understand that it's not only the Republican and Democratic Parties that are to blame. Save for the military, leaders of every major institution in America -- Wall Street, banks, Fortune 500 companies, the mainstream media, higher and lower education, labor unions, Hollywood, charities, organized religion -- have aligned themselves with big government and against the people. The ruling-class leaders of these institutions have participated side-by-side with the three branches of the federal government in eroding the Constitution.
Rush is talking about this now.