By Tom Quiner
Such a tragedy in Arizona.
Our prayers go out to Representative Gabrielle Giffords as she fights for her life.
Our prayers go out to the families of the slain.
A deranged, pot-smoking atheist has attacked and murdered officials of our government. Innocent bystanders are dead. How could anyone do such a thing unless they were, in fact, a nut case?
According to immediate news reports, the blames lies at the footsteps of Sarah Palin and the Tea Party Movement.
The second I heard the story, I new the MSM would blame conservatives before all the facts were in. In the Associated Press story run in the Des Moines Register on Sunday, they didn’t even wait until the second paragraph to make the link. They did it in the first.
Contrast this with their reporting on the Fort Hood massacre. The President urged us not to rush to judgement.
The mainstream media (MSM) speculated that the mass murderer did it because of anti-Muslim discrimination and combat stress.
In other words, they didn’t speculate on everyone’s biggest suspicion, that he did it out of Islamic religious fervor.
Why does the MSM bend over backwards to indict conservatives for nut cases who are mass murderers?
Why does the MSM bend over backwards not to indict Muslim terrorists who are mass murderers?
It’s this lack of objectivity and decline in journalistic standards that is killing the MSM to the detriment of America.
The MSM is dividing America with reporting this bad, this biased.
In the meantime, America extends condolences to the dead and wounded.