“Acts of monstrous criminality stand on their own,” Sarah Palin said. “Especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence that they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible.”
The President and First Lady bow their heads in prayer yesterday. Photo: USA Sentinel
When former Alaska Governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin uttered the above words on Wednesday, the news media and the left — often difficult to differentiate from one another — again pounced on her with snippy commentary and accusations that her past pronouncements contributed to the otherwise senseless slaughter in Arizona last Saturday.
“If anything positive can be attributed to the mass shootings by a crazed gunman named Jared Loughner it is the fact that many members of the news media removed their masks and ceased pretending to be unbiased arbiters of truth,” said political strategist Mike Baker.
“In my 30 years in politics, I have never seen such lock-stepping hatred for a politician by folks in the media and so-called political activists,” Baker said.
Meanwhile, these same Palin-haters gushed over President Barack Obama’s speech during a memorial service for the victims killed and wounded by an Arizona madman, Baker pointed out.
“Bad things happen, and we must guard against simple explanations in the aftermath,” Obama said at the Wednesday night memorial service for the victims.
“The truth is that none of us can know exactly what triggered this vicious attack. None of us can know with any certainty what might have stopped those shots from being fired, or what thoughts lurked in the inner recesses of a violent man’s mind,” he said.
But if — as many on the left angrily accuse — there indeed is blood on the hands of Sarah Palin or Rush Limbaugh or Fox News, then there must be blood on the hands, forearms, clothing and face of the current occupant of the Oval Office. When comes to using vitriolic language about opponents or fraternizing with radicals and killers, Obama takes a backseat to no one.
While Barack Obama’s friends and supporters in the news media have downplayed his friendship and business relationship with former terrorist — now a Marxist university professor — Willam Ayers, one aspect of the Ayers terrorism saga they completely ignore is his reputation as a cop-killer.
For instance, in Nyack, New York, Ayers’ terrorist group the Weather Underground launched an armored-car robbery that left two Nyack, NY police officers — Officer Waverly Brown and Sergeant Ed O’Grady — mortally wounded. In addition, the Brinks armored-car driver, Peter Paige was shot to death by the Weathermen.
Quite simply, Ayers’ group of killers left five children without fathers as a result of the brutal and vicious armored car robbery.
Progressives for Obama signatories include Weathermen Howard Machtinger, Jeff Jones, Steve Tappis and Mark Rudd. Machtinger helped author the mission statement of the Weathermen that called for revolutionaries within the United States to wage a ‘people’s war’ and attack from within.