Thursday, January 13, 2011

On tragedy, metaphors and bald-faced lies.

Ann Coulter has weighed in on the Left's attempts to blame Sarah Palin and Conservatives for the massacre in Tuscon. She writes,
Sarah Palin, for example, had a chart of congressional districts being targeted by Republicans. So did the Democratic Leadership Committee. Indeed, Democratic consultant Bob Beckel went on Fox News and said he invented the bull's-eye maps.
Coulter specifically calls out the New York Times for an egregious lie for which someone, IMHO, should get fired:

In the most bald-faced lie I have ever read in The New York Times -- which is saying something -- that paper implied Loughner is a pro-life zealot. This is the precise opposite of the truth...
"'One day (Loughner) started making comments about terrorism and laughing about killing the baby,' classmate Don Coorough told ABC News, referring to a discussion about abortions. 'The rest of us were looking at him in shock ... I thought this young man was troubled.'
"Another classmate, Lydian Ali, recalled the incident as well.
"'A girl had written a poem about an abortion. It was very emotional and she was teary eyed and he said something about strapping a bomb to the fetus and making a baby bomber,' Ali said."
Here's the Times' version: "After another student read a poem about getting an abortion, Mr. Loughner compared the young woman to a 'terrorist for killing the baby.'"
The Left's relativism has apparently led them to the point where they will not only exploit a monumental tragedy for their purposes, but will also propagate what they know to be bald-faced lies to further their cause!

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