“MSNBC Marches Ahead With Its Own Set of Facts”
Those facts? The intimation, through a graphic featuring Jared Loughner, that vitriolic rhetoric from the right-wing is the proximate cause of the Tucson murder spree — and will be the cause of future violence, as well. Radley Balko:
It’s a powerful image. I saw it at the gym on a number of muted televisions, and it stuck with me.
It’s also complete bullshit. [...]
This is just an egregious assault on reality. Scarier: It seems to be working.
Manufacturing consent. How wonderfully post-modern/partisan/racial/historical!
MSNBC is not so much a news organization as it is a leftwing proving ground for cultural memetics. And the GOP establishment, along with its “pragmatic” cheerleaders, consistently play right into the hands of those working to defeat classical liberalism from language on outward.