Is Daily Kos to blame for Gifford attack?
There's no link to the diary entry at Daily Kos that is described in this posting from Hillbuzz. That's because Kos scrubbed it. Thankfully, several bloggers were able to capture screen shots of the post that used the word "dead" in relation to Rep. Giffords several times.
Diary headline: "My CongressWOMAN voted against Nancy Pelosi! And is now DEAD to me!" There are also several references to "dead" in the comment thread.
All of it now deleted - something Kos does on a regular basis when he wishes to change history. Kos also seems to have forgotten a posting of his calling for putting a "bullseye" on Giffords' district. The New York Times insinuated something about Sarah Palin's use of crosshairs in connection with the shooting, but so far as we have noticed, has not mentioend leftist violent rhetoiric and imagery.
By the left's own idiotic definition, Kos helped create a climate of violence that directly led to the shootings in AZ yesterday. And what about all the over the top rhetoric directed against Blue Dog Democrats after many of them voted against Obamacare? Giffords voted for the measure but as Kos made clear in his 2008 post, he lumped Gifford in with the other more moderate Dems.
Let's just say that consistency is not one of the left's strong points.
Update -- Keith Olbermann at least understands that he is far from without sin when it comes to rhetoric. HuffPo: