Sunday, January 9, 2011

Rachel Maddow Crestfallen — Giffords Shooter ID'd as Crazed Conspiracy Theorist and Marx-Reading Progressive Atheist

Because, you know, had the guy been a card-carrying militia member or pro-life extremist she'd be all over the airwaves bleating about the neo-Nazi threat to America. But Maddow's tweet is pure disappointment:


And recall that nobody on the progressive left has been more aggressive in portraying conservatism as a violent millenarian movement. Interestingly, not only is the suspect Loughner an atheist with communist leanings, he may be anti-Semitic as well. See, "Congresswoman Giffords Shot by Crazed Conspiracy Theorist and Atheist: Who Will the Media Blame?'":
Perhaps the killer believed the continued conspiracy theories that negatively portray Jews - Gabirelle Giffords celebrated her Jewish identity as the first Jew to represent Arizona in Congress.
Jennifer Rubin nails it:
You can almost hear the disappointment from the left that he was a pothead rather than a Tea Partyer.
And also at The Other McCain, "Arizona Shooter ‘Seems to Be Someone Desperately Needing Mental Health Care’."

And from Aaron Klein, "
Assassin's Politics Lean 'Left Wing, Quite Liberal'." And Gateway Pundit, "AZ SHOOTER: Left-Winger JARED LOUGHNER – He Likes Watching US Flags Burn & Favorite Book is Communist Manifesto."

RELATED: Others have are letting loose, nevertheless. See NewsBusters, "
AP Determined to Pin Giffords Shooting, Multiple Murders on Right, Ignores Lefist Rage at Her Failure to Back Pelosi."