Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Attacks, counterattacks, threats, non-attacks

Jeremy Peters and Brian Stelter had an impressive piece in Monday's NYT. They tried to find which members of the traditional media or the left media had specifically said that Sarah Palin or Rush Limbaugh caused Loughner to attack. And there wasn't all that much to find.

Update: One of the funniest examples of what Peters and Stelter have described comes from... NYTimes columnist Charles Blow! He wrote an entire column on Saturday about how the left overreacted to the shooting:
Immediately after the news broke, the air became thick with conjecture, speculation and innuendo. There was a giddy, almost punch-drunk excitement on the left.
But without citing a single actual example. Not one.

Not the first time Blow has written a column on a popular premise, without coming up with real evidence.


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