January 8, 2011

Everything is not as it seems....

Yes, another serious post. Yep, it's got to do with current events. Sorry, can't avoid this one, either.

I'm sure everybody by now has heard of the horrific attack on a gathering hosted by Democrat Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Saturday morning. And if you've been watching the news on TV or following online, you may have noticed a theme emerging: the target was a Democrat Congresswoman, therefore, the shooter must have been a right-wing TEA Party nut provoked to his reprehensible actions by Sarah Palin/Rush Limbaugh/Glenn Beck/Dick Cheney/All of the above.

This is not true.

Source after source after source after source after source after source after source has now come out with evidence that this guy was just a random nutjob, and if he had any political leanings at all they were to the left, not the right.

Remember that JournoList I told you about? You are seeing it in action this weekend.

Obviously, our hearts go out to the victim's and their families, particularly to that of the 9-year-old girl who died in the attack. But jumping the gun and pointing fingers to blame public individuals for political leverage is disgusting. Every single one of these "journalists" should be called out and held accountable for their selfish manipulation of this tragedy.

To paraphrase our new Speaker, when you attack one of us, you attack all of us.

9 comments:

  1. The media in general just annoys me. They will spin anything to get higher ratings no matter the cost to whomever it is they throw the blame at.

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  2. I was reading a Reuters article on this, and one paragraph said, and I quote exactly, "Gun violence is common in the United States, which is periodically rocked by mass shootings, but political shootings are rare, although not unheard of." Thanks, media.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE7071IA20110108

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  3. I don't even know how to respond. I just don't understand how they can so blindly accuse a group of people of something like this. I am dumbfounded. Once again, the media has proven that they are not trustworthy. *sigh*

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  4. There always has to be a spin. The media in general is out of control.

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  5. I was so disheartened last night when I was reading online regarding the shooting, not only was the media trying to turn this into a political finger pointing fiasco but readers of the articles were leaving insenstive, childish political biased comments. It really is sad that this is not being recongized as the tragedy it is.

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  6. Thanks for sharing this.. I couldn't agree more.

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  7. The media spin on this is just out of control.

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  8. Thank you! The mess coming out of this is making me want to suspend my FB account. I'm so tired of the comments some of my friends are making. I just want to shake them. :(

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