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Monday, January 10, 2011


Dellers piece today is about the disparity in coverage of killings by Moslem nutters, who are consistently described as lone nutters, even when they prove to have been in contact with al Quaeda organisers, with the killings in Arizona by somebody whose psychiatric history certainly evtitles him to the description "nutter" & is accepted as having been "lone".

I put in this comment taking the comparison closer to home - the MSM's entirly different attitude to some earlier genuine calls for killing of Palin & implicitly Tea Partyists generally.
Here is Dermocrat candidate who wished Sarah Palin to be killed.
Here is the "Sarah Palin Should Die" Facebook

Both long predate the current ashooting & the BBC being, at least to some extent not thieving corrupt fascist parasites openly breaking their legal commitment to "due balance" have previously used a lot of airtime to criticise the Democrats for such genuine & open threats.

Oh - they didn't - well I guess I must be wrong then.
Then to prove my point a few minutes ago BBC radio ran an item on it, interviewing Palin opponents but no Tea partyist so I sent this to them & the BBC Trust. If anybody, anywhere in that body feels able to say that they have reported with legally required "due balance" I will, of course, publish them. The BBC answetring complaints of criminality would be sufficienty unusual to be newsworthy.

I regret that Sarah will now have to get bodyguards - I am sure the media will criticise her for that (though they never criticised Obama or any other President).

UPDATE From the Pournelle blog:

As a former chief prosecutor for a judicial district in Iowa for 11+ years, and later as a Senior Assistant United States Attorney for another 16 years before we retired onto our boat Angel Louise to cruise, I feel I have some observations that may reflect on the Arizona tragedy.

THE SHOOTING I've been listening to the sad news about the Arizona shooting. I Found out that the shooter registered to vote in 2006 and did not even bother to vote in the last election. He is likely a paranoid-schitzophrenic who could have been anywhere and gone off against anyone. One of his email posts indicated he would "kill a cop." When I was county attorney back in Iowa we saw lots of folks like this over the years.

Back in 1971 when I started the shooter would have been put in a mental health institute unless he could be medicated to safely be out under someone's watchful eye. They changed the laws in the later 70s and 80s to make sure folks like this were not institutionalized. They were more and more let 'on the street' in what Daniel Patrick Moynahan called the "dumbing down of America".

So not a political activist & if anything caused by exactly what the tea Party are against.

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