Wednesday, January 12, 2011


This is the second in a series of posts that will provide background and news concerning the shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords. This entry is comprised of information regarding the harsh political rhetoric that seems to have become a permanent part of our political landscape. While not the absolute cause of the Arizona massacre, one could not help but think it fans the flames of craziness and instability.

1. Climate of Hate. [The New York Times]
2. Arizona Sheriff blasts Rush Limbaugh for spewing 'Irresponsible' Vitriol (Text & Video). [ABC News]
3. How the Right's Rhetoric fueled the actions of Arizona's Mass Murderer. [AlterNet]
4. Gabrielle Giffords shooting: Tea Party forced into rearguard action. [The Telegraph - UK]

5. Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck collude to rewrite Their History of Violent Rhetoric. [PoliticusUSA]
6. Paul Helmke indicts Wayne LaPierre for Mass Murder while condemning 'Heated Political Rhetoric'. [Reason]
7. Tombstone Politics. [Opinionator on The New York Times]
8. Pundits, editorial writers and cartoonists react to Arizona shooting. [The Plain Dealer]

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