When Jared Loughner went on his shooting spree, there was an immediate attempt to blame "political discourse" as the cause. Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh were cited specifically as the likely contributors to the rampage. The Sherrif of Pima County went as far as to draw this connection in a televised press conference.
Or how about Brian Ross trying to link the Tea Party to James Holmes?
Mind you, neither of these schizophrenic murderers once mentioned their political affiliation, let alone left a manifesto stating that right wing commentators were their heroes. But check out this part of Dormer's tirade:
"Wayne LaPierre, President of the NRA, you’re a vile and inhumane piece of ****. You never even showed 30 seconds of empathy for the children, teachers, and families of Sandy Hook. You deflected any type of blame/responsibility and directed it toward the influence of movies and the media. You are a failure of a human being. May all of your immediate and distant family die horrific deaths in front of you.
Chris Matthews, Joe Scarborough, Pat Harvey, Brian Williams, Soledad Obrien, Wolf Blitzer, Meredith Viera, Tavis Smiley, and Anderson Cooper, keep up the great work and follow Cronkite’s lead. I hold many of you in the same regard as Tom Brokaw and the late Peter Jennings. Cooper, stop nagging and berating your guest, they’re your (guest). Mr. Scarborough, we met at McGuire’s pub in P-cola in 2002 when I was stationed there. It was an honor conversing with you about politics, family, and life.
Willie Geist, you’re a talented and charismatic journalist. Stop with all the talk show shenanigans and get back to your core of reporting. Your future is brighter than most
I'd like to be able to post a video where this is discussed on NBC/CBS/ABC/CNN. Why is that not possible?