Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement after a thorough, two-day review of how the media have covered the tragic shooting in Arizona:
"Implicating a conservative tie to this heinous act of violence or to Jared Lee Loughner, who is no conservative, is nothing short of a naked campaign to criminalize conservative thought.
"Sadly, those who point their finger are at the nexus of hypocrisy. Take the unidentified "veteran Democratic strategist" who told Politico that, 'they need to deftly pin this on the tea partiers ... Just like the Clinton White House deftly pinned the Oklahoma City bombing on the militia and anti-government people.'
"All manner of conservatives are being indicted with this evil act, none of whom have any connection to it. Whether it's Sarah Palin, the Tea Party, Rush Limbaugh or anyone else - they have zero connection to the shooter or his brutality. Period. Shame on the reporters and media outlets that entertained these outrageous accusations and who are now responsible for spreading the lies."
MRC Chronicles Arizona Shooting Coverage