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Vain Search For Meaning In Massacre

” For those untouched by death this Christmas, someone else’s bewildering, shattering turn of fate ought to occasion a little modesty and circumspection. Instead, even by its usual execrable standards, the public discourse post-Newtown has been stupid and contemptible. The Left now seizes on every atrocity as a cudgel to beat whatever happens to be the Right’s current hottest brand: Tucson, Arizona, was something to do with Sarah Palin’s use of metaphor and other common literary devices – or “toxic rhetoric,” as Paul Krugman put it; Aurora, Colorado, was something to do with the Tea Party, according to Brian Ross of ABC News. Since the humiliations of November, the Right no longer has any hot brands, so this time round the biens pensants have fallen back on “gun culture.” Dimwit hacks bandy terms like “assault weapon,” “assault rifle,” “semi-automatic” and “automatic weapon” in endlessly interchangeable but ever more terrifying accumulations of high-tech state-of-the-art killing power. As the comedian Andy Borowitz tweeted, “When the 2nd Amendment was written the most lethal gun available was the musket.”

Actually, the semiautomatic is a 19th century technology, first produced in 1885. That’s just under half-a-century after the death of Madison, the Second Amendment’s author, and rather nearer to the Founding Fathers’ time than our own. And the founders were under fewer illusions about the fragility of society than Hollywood funnymen: on July 25, 1764, four Lenape Indians walked into a one-room schoolhouse in colonial Pennsylvania and killed Enoch Brown and ten of his pupils. One child survived, scalped and demented to the end of his days.”


The slandered James Holmes speaks out . 


  ” He added that he knows from his law enforcement experience that one should “never, ever, ever bring somebody’s name or association into an accusation into the public eye until I know the truth.” “

   James Taranto on ABC’s shoddy performance on the Aurora shooting .

“This strikes us as insufficient. Simply as a matter of journalistic craft, the report was appallingly
shoddy. Ross pointed the finger at an innocent man based on nothing but the coincidence of a common name and the man’s residence in the same city of 325,000 where the crime took place.

  Let us amend that. There was one other factor, and this is what makes the ABC error not just amateurish but sinister: the innocent Jim
Holmes’s involvement with the Tea Party. For more than three years liberal journalists have falsely portrayed the Tea Party as racist and potentially violent. After the January 2011 mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz., speculation immediately began that the suspect was a Tea Partier. Even after it was proved that he was not, the New York Times published a despicable
editorial blaming conservatives anyway. “

Professor Jacobsen asks :   

Why even look for a Tea Party connection?


  “With good reason.  There is a recent yet long history of false accusations in the minutes and hours after a high profile act of violence trying to link the perpetrator to the Tea Party and/or to the “right-wing,” including:

Why look for a Tea Party connection?  What violent crimes have been committed by Tea Party members, much less on behalf of or with the knowledge of Tea Party groups?”

   Some ABC quality reportage on the nationwide crime spree of Brian Ross from Iowahawk

“David Burge @iowahawkblog
ABC News’ Brian Ross a registered FL sex offender sexoffenderin.com/reg68950/ ”

“David Burge @iowahawkblog
ABC News’ Brian Ross arrested for
driving on suspended license in FL

“David Burge @iowahawkblog
ABC News’ Brian Ross arrested for being ‘habitual violator’ in SC
augustacrime.com/brian-ross/ ”

“David Burge @iowahawkblog
ABC News Brian Ross arrested in Tulsafor 2nd degree burglary, “throwing waste” at police officer tulsamugs.com/? post_date=201…”

“David Burge @iowahawkblog
ABC News’ Brian Ross arrested in TX
again for assaulting family member

“David Burge @iowahawkblog
ABC News’ Brian Ross arrested for
sexting underage girl in CA pe.com/

“David Burge @iowahawkblog
High on drugs, ABC News’ Brian Ross arrested after breaking into Maine school bangordailynews.com/2011/08/08/new…”

  David Burge should be prepping his mantle for the Pulitzer that is undoubtedly on its way … LOL

  Hell , if it’s good enough for ABC it should be good enough for anyone …

Us pajamas-clad bloggers can’t be trusted to report the news because we lack the research staff and legal teams to get the facts straight BEFORE we publish them ?

   Good thing the major media employ all those fact checkers . They might end up being sued or maybe broadcast something untrue or otherwise incorrect .

Professor Jacobsen

“A gunman identified as James Holmes killed 12 people at the opening of the new Batman
movie. Details still are unclear as to who he is, but ABC News already has blamed the Tea Party because
there is someone with a similar name who is a member of a local Tea Party group in that area.

  Plenty of people on Twitter and elsewhere are doing the same thing.
As usual, the hunt is on to tie a gunman to the Tea Party, as if there were cause and effect, and despite numerous such attempts in the past
which failed. “