I really wanted to start the New Year for Owsblog on a nicer note than the following: I found myself open-mouthed reading all the blatantly opportunistic hyperbole over the shooting in Tuscon where a Bush-appointed judge and a young girl were killed along with 4 others, although those details took second billing to gunsights on political posters by Sarah Palin. I haven't yet read a report that doesn't mention this aspect. Tim Montgomerie blames Obama (not really...). [Update: Tim links to Toby Harnden at the Telegraph on the subject but Nile Gardiner's tuppennyworth is also worth reading] Glenn Harlan Reynolds at the WSJ clearly thought the same as I did: "With only the barest outline of events available, pundits and reporters seemed to agree that the massacre had to be the fault of the tea party movement in general, and of Sarah Palin in particular."
Biased BBC blog yesterday posted a whole raft of BBC employees revelling in their Palinophobia.
Happy New Year...D'oh.
Update p.m.: Guido links to how even 'quality' UK dailies are spouting tosh even AFTER the hypocritical "Left" have been exposed.
"While having a debate about what is an acceptable way to describe your political opponents is one thing, doing so on the back of an attempt to politicise the actions of a deranged lunatic is a new low for the left."Just how dumb are these people?...and to make matters 'worse' for them it appears the loon assassin is a leftie.
Update 2, 8pm: final update and last word re Two Sicknesses On Display in Arizona to William A. Jacobson's Legal Insurrection blog. Well worth a read a follow up on the various links he provides on the second sickness.