"I'm not crazy about Sarah Palin because it appears she will be more than willing to press on with our tragic planetary wars, using 9/11 as excuse," writes Stephen Hand, "but we need to be fair and not exploit and politicize crimes such as the recent shootings by a madman in Arizona." — Journalists urged caution after Ft. Hood, now race to blame Palin after Arizona shootings.
"'Tar baby' and 'blood libel' are evidently not mere figures of speech, they are nooses (uh-oh) with which certain speakers can apparently hang themselves," writes Christopher Manion — Confucius Versus Big Brother. "Confucius observed that the first order of business in rebuilding a collapsed society is to restore the proper meaning of words."
A charge that the sheriff "tried to deflect any potential media attention from evidence that he ignored death threats made by Loughner as a token of favoritism to Loughner’s mother, a county employee, by blaming conservative politicians and talk-radio hosts" — The Dupnik coverup.
Recalling "the videos of the helicopter gunship, mowing down civilians in cold blood, including reporters from Reuters," John V. Walsh "compare[s] the real-life cross hairs trained on these innocents to the cartoon crosshairs of the dimwit Sarah Palin, puppet of the neocons" — Sarah Palin's Crosshairs ... and Obama's.
Labels: America the Beautiful, Central Asia, Iraq, Neoconnerie, Terrorism, The Fourth Estate, War and Rumors of War