Regardless of the political leanings of Loughner, who is probably psychotic, virtually all of the commentators that incited him were of the right wing - the Palins, Paladinos, Cantors, Mitchells, Limbaughs,O'Reilly's, Bachmanns, Becks, Robertsons, Grahams etc etc. It goes on and on and on. There is nothing comparable to this amount of irresponsible, lockstep and reckless inciting of violence on the left.
Yes, I am familiar with Ayers. Sure, lets associate "liberals" in the media with a revolutionary group bent on overthrowing the government 40 years ago. that makes perfect sense.
I would assume that their intents were harmless seeing that they did these things with NO weapons or explosives~ unless they were planning on harming someone with plastic bags. try again.
Jim David Adkisson, the poster boy of those who perceive danger in conservative media. He had books by Hannity and O'Reilly in his home (he probably had some dangerous cookbooks, too). Conservative authors top the bestseller lists repeatedly. Rightie talkers lead the ratings. They all reach multi-millions of people across the country daily. I'm no statistician, but that would make Adkisson one consumer in untold millions.
If conservative media was so dangerous, then reason says we should see thousands of Adkissons on the loose. Yet, curiously, we don't.
You know what, there is no point trying to show you these counterpoints~ I might as well be arguing atheism with a mormon.
You have been presented clear evidence, in the form of QUOTES from Adkisson that mirror the extreme right ideology verbatim. He was an avid follower of those same conservative hosts AND he committed his crime BECAUSE of that belief.
~If you are unwilling to acknowledge that there is at least ONE instance where an ultraconservative killed people BECAUSE of his extreme right wing ideology, the same ideology parroted by the people he idolized, then there is no discussion actually occurring.
~these are all baseless defenses against evidence for my claim, and you have yet to present any REAL evidence for yours. I'd really like to discuss this topic, but its becoming increasingly difficult when only one side is communicating honestly.
One nut, in a vaaaaaaasaaaaasssssssst sea of people, who decided to perpetrate murder. You're hanging your hat on that?
Obviously we aren't gonna agree. It's just a pissin' match.
Its one nut this time that actually goes through with it. Its a bunch of nuts on Tv that talk about doing it. Its millions of nuts watching them on Tv nodding their heads in unison. This isn't a statement about your political views (some of which I hold myself) as it is the culture that is representing those views in the national media. Its a treatise on the extreme lengths that people are going to to garner support of their view. Its on thing to say that you disagree with someone's policies~ its completely different to say that they are destroying a nation, trying to kill the elderly (death panels) and in favor of instating a communist government. I, perhaps naively, assumed that you would be, in some sense, reasonable in this discussion; it, however, does not seem like that assumption would be correct.
I am not a member of the "left" nor do I advocate their policies unless I personally agree with them. I hold certain opinions and ideas, and my world view is reflective of those realities. This is NOT a defense of the left, but more an indictment on the right.
If you have a message that you want to spread, but can't do it without bringing to the lowest level of discourse possible, please just keep it to yourself. there are too many idiots out there that just might act on it.