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Matthews Links Palin&Bachmann to Giffords Shooting, Portrays U.S. as Gun Crazed Nation

Chris Matthews, on Monday's Hardball, used the attempt on Gabrielle Giffords' life, to not only portray America as some sort of gun crazed country, but also to blame the likes of Sarah Palin and ...

MSNBC Screamer Ed Schultz Decries Fox News as Inflammatory

On Monday's show, MSNBC shouter Ed Schultz pointed his finger (literally) at Fox News for supposedly inciting its audience to "think that doing something radical is the right thing to do," but ...

Networks Tout Democratic Sheriff's Warnings that 'Climate of Political Vitriol' Created Shooting

ABC, NBC and MSNBC on Monday all eagerly hyped the complaints by an Arizona sheriff that the "anger and bigotry" of everyday Americans contributed to Saturday's shooting. None of the journalists ...

NBC's Lee Cowan Highlights Palin Map As Possible Rationale for Attack on Gabrielle Giffords

On Monday's Today show, NBC's Lee Cowan, inspired by Arizona Sheriff Clarence Dupnik's blaming political rhetoric for the Gabrielle Giffords shooting, highlighted Sarah Palin's Web site map ...

CBS's Cordes: 'Increasingly Angry Tone in Politics' May Have Led to 'Culture of Violence'

Reporting on the political fallout of the Tucson shooting on Monday's CBS Early Show, congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes declared: "Now some are questioning whether the increasingly angry ...

Steinhauer: Arizona's 'Chilling' Political Theater May Have Set Stage for Shooting

According to reporter Jennifer Steinhauer, Arizona "found itself increasingly on the defensive against notions that it is a hothouse of hateful language and violent proclivities." She went on to ...

Times Goes to Left-Wing SPLC to Suggest Shooter Had 'Far-Right' Leanings

An unbiased fount of facts? "Some people who study right-wing militia groups and those who align themselves with the so-called Patriot movement said Mr. Loughner's comments on subjects like the ...

Washington Post's Pearlstein Charges Republican Policies 'Kill People Rather than Jobs'

Talk about incendiary and toxic talk. In Friday's Washington Post, business section columnist Steven Pearlstein proclaimed that "what's particularly noteworthy about" congressional Republican ...

Classless Krugman Said Shooting Was Political Before Killer Even Identified

Krugman on Monday: "When you heard the terrible news from Arizona, were you completely surprised? Or were you, at some level, expecting something like this atrocity to happen? Put me in the latter ...

NYT Blames 'Vitriol in Politics,' Palin's Campaign Map for Schizophrenic's Rampage

The Times plays up comments by the local sheriff in Tucson blaming conservative political rhetoric for the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords, and Sarah Palin's 2010 campaign map shares blame: "Ms. ...