The Civil Way to Call Someone a Terrorist

Behold the mentality of the liberal pundit, an unselfconscious display of rank hypocrisy masquerading as virtue that reaches comic dimensions. During their breaking news coverage in the shocking and confusing moments immediately following the tragic Arizona shooting that took the lives of six innocent people and seriously wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, CNN interviewed Arizona Daily Star columnist and cartoonist David Fitzsimmons, who seemed to have it all figured out.  Fitzsimmonsconcluded the horrific scene was inevitable because the "rabid right" that had been "stoking the fires of a heated anger and rage" had come to dominate Arizona politics. Thus began an unfolding mainstream media template that violent rhetoric fulminating solely from conservatives was producing a toxic and dangerous political atmosphere.  President Obama sought to capitalize politically from that media narrative during the campaign speech he tactlessly delivered at the Arizona memorial...(Read Full Post)