Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Who has been "inflaming tensions"

Another rampantly biased piece in the Tribune this morning by Kathleen Hennessey and others.

No mention of the Pima County sheriff's inflammatory and unprofessional outburst. No recognition of the contemptible bias of the NY Times and CNN, not to mention MSNBC--and even FoxNews. The LA Times/Tribune "reporters" conveniently cut off the quote from Roger Ailes:
Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes — while rejecting any suggestion that his cable news network might have played a role in inflaming tensions — said Monday that he had urged his staff members to chose their words carefully.

"I told all of our guys, shut up, tone it down, make your argument intellectually," Ailes told hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons in a conversation published on Simmons' website, Global Grind. "You don't have to do it with bombast. I hope the other side does that."
Even Huffpo got the key part of the quote. Here's the rest:

Roger Ailes: They knew about this guy (Jared Lee Loughner). The education system knew about this guy...they kicked him out of school and told him until he gets a letter saying he’s not going to kill anybody, he can’t come back to school. The police department picked him up five times and let him go and nobody screened him for getting a weapon...So, by the time he decided to go to a mall and and wanting to kill somebody, he was attached to nobody. He was a flag burner. He just was not attached to the Tea Party.

It’s just a bullshit way to use the death of a little girl to get Fox News in an argument.

Russell Simmons: One thing I am sick of...I really want to see the people govern this country. And I want to see the people on the Right’s voice be respected, and the people on the Left's voice be respected-

Roger Ailes: That’s what should happen. You know, they’re using this thing...apparently there was a map from one of Palin’s things that had her (Congresswoman Giffords) targeted district. So, we looked at the internet and the first thing we found in 2007, the Democrat Party had a targeted map with targets on it for the Palin district. These maps have been used for for years that I know of. I have two pictures of myself with a bull's-eye on my head. This is just bullshit. This goes on... both sides are wrong, but they both do it.

I told all of our guys, shut up, tone it down, make your argument intellectually. You don’t have to do it with bombast. I hope the other side does that.

Listen, I have a picture of Sarah Palin hanging from the end of a rope. They made a doll up like her and hung her.

But maybe you missed all that. Though it was at least prominent in the California media.

More. Andrew McCarthy, NRO: A Horrid Crime, a Dishonest Debate. The same Left that embraces terrorist Bill Ayers seeks a tactical victory in Tucson.

...Why wasn't this obviously seriously disturbed, openly threatening young man handled by the system? Why didn't this sheriff do his job?

But no. It's obvious anyone not on the left/PC media is GUILTY GUILTY GUILTY

More. Via RCP: The Charlatans' Smear: A 'Climate of Hate'? - George Will, Washington Post

RCP video: Krauthammer: Arizona Shooter Has "Severe Thought Disorder"

More. Most Americans aren't buying the PC media venomous narrative. Daniel Carty / CBS News:Poll: Most Americans Feel Rhetoric, Tucson Shooting Unrelated Find

More. Mary Katharine Ham, Daily Caller: Mark Halperin: Conservatives should turn the other cheek when scapegoated for murder So, once again, conservatives should just SHUT UP, and be slimed no matter what happens--we are responsible. Well, we know we are the responsible people in this country. More at HotAir, which wonders why Halperin didn't do his part as a responsible journalist.

No, we should just let ourselves be dehumanized, demonized and stalked.

More. Legal Insurrection: David Brooks Fails To Name Names At The NY Times

...Twitter Users Wish Death on Sarah Palin

More. WLS Chicago 890am: Gingrich Unloads On Left For Linking Tucson Shooting to Conservatives

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