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January 17, 2011

CNN: Hey, Why Not Try To Link Our Discredited "Political Hate Caused The Giffords Shooting" Narrative To The Hate Speech of the 60s?

Because, I guess, in their view, Martin Luther King Jr. would have wanted it that way.

Casey Hayden knows something about hate.

She's seen how hateful words can cause people to demonize their political foes, grab guns and commit murder.

She's a survivor of one of the most brutal episodes of the civil rights movement.

Long before the January 8 shootings in Tucson, Arizona, sparked debate about the role of heated rhetoric, Hayden and other civil rights veterans worried about the nation's recent political tone -- and what it might wreak...

Long before -- in fact, almost exactly two years before Tucson, the left began worrying about overheated rhetoric and violence.

They also worried from 1992-2000. They seem to have put these concerns aside during a period of time that coincided, coincidentally coincided, with the presidency of George W. Bush, a period when no lesser light than the former Vice President and presidential candidate Al Gore thundered that Bush "lied us into war." Literally shouted that the current president had lied us into war.

There appears to be no direct evidence that politics motivated Jared Lee Loughner, the man accused of killing six people and wounding 13 -- including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Internet postings attributed to Loughner show what one expert called "classic signs of psychosis."

Appears? No direct evidence? There's also no indirect evidence; why caveat it like that? In fact, there is a lot of direct, first-hand witness evidence and direct, perpetrator's-writings evidence against this claim.

Does CNN mention that? No, of course not. Keep the Narrative alive, even if on life-support, at all costs.

Thanks to Ben.

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