“An earlier version of this editorial incorrectly stated that a link existed between political incitement and the 2011 shooting of Representative Gabby Giffords. In fact, no such link was established,” reads the correction, which was added shortly after Palin’s comments.Were they ever that much better?
The theory that Loughner was inspired by Palin’s political group to shoot Giffords spread quickly after the shooting, which occurred in a parking lot near Tucson.
But it soon emerged that Loughner was a schizophrenic with a long history of bizarre behavior. Loughner himself touted numerous conspiracy theories in online postings.
“As I said yesterday, I’d hoped the media had collectively matured since the last attack on a Representative when media coverage spewed blatant lies about who was to blame,” Palin wrote on Facebook.
“There’s been no improvement. The NYT has gotten worse.”
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Fake News Fails Again
The NY Times tries rewriting history:
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