A Tale of Two Shootings

The American Spectator: A Study in Contrasts: NYT on Ft. Hood and Arizona Shootings

Philip Klein, over at The American Spectator, had the idea to look at how the editorial pages of The New York Times handled the shootings at Fort Hood and in Tucson, Arizona.  I’ll let you follow the link above for the full comparison, but here’s a little taste:

From November 2009:

In the aftermath of this unforgivable attack, it will be important to avoid drawing prejudicial conclusions from the fact that Major Hasan is an American Muslim whose parents came from the Middle East.

President Obama was right when he told Americans, “we don’t know all the answers yet” and cautioned everyone against “jumping to conclusions.”

From today’s paper:

It is facile and mistaken to attribute this particular madman’s act directly to Republicans or Tea Party members. But it is legitimate to hold Republicans and particularly their most virulent supporters in the media responsible for the gale of anger that has produced the vast majority of these threats, setting the nation on edge. Many on the right have exploited the arguments of division, reaping political power by demonizing immigrants, or welfare recipients, or bureaucrats. They seem to have persuaded many Americans that the government is not just misguided, but the enemy of the people.

Click on the link above for longer excerpts from the Ole’ Gray Lady.  Ahh, The New York Times … All the News That’s Fit to Slant.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The MSM is as bipolar as the Tucson murderer.

  2. Bob Upton says:

    “They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
    Ben Franklin

    “The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.”
    Edmund Burke

    “The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand arms, like laws, discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as property. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside … Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.”
    Thomas Paine

    “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!”
    Isaiah 5:20

  3. Anonymous says:

    Will we have to stop using bullets in our Word documents, also?

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