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Ex-Newsweek Editor Howard Fineman Counsels Obama on How to Spin Shooting for Political Gain

Within hours of the mass shooting in Arizona, former Newsweek editor Howard Fineman on Saturday was offering Barack Obama tips on how to manipulate the outburst of violence for his political ...

NBC's Mitchell Digs Back to 2005 to Locate Beck's Hate Speech, But Can't Find Any on MSNBC

There's no evidence political vitriol drove Jared Loughner's murderous rampage, ABC, CBS and NBC all acknowledged, but that didn't deter them from taking up the left-wing line holding ...

Classless NYT Columnist Krugman Said Shooting Was Political Before Killer Even Identified

Behold Krugman's sanctimonious motivated sorrow: "When you heard the terrible news from Arizona, were you completely surprised? Or were you, at some level, expecting something like this atrocity ...

CNN Goes After Arizona's Gun Laws as Major Factor in Shooting

On Monday's Newsroom, CNN treated Arizona's gun laws as a significant contributor to the shootings in Tucson. Correspondent Jessica Yellin prompted the local prosecutor to spout her pro-gun ...

CNN Plays Up Reaction of The Guardian, Castro, and al Jazeera to Shooting

CNN International's Zain Verjee on Monday's Newsroom highlighted The Guardian's left-wing talking point that the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabby Giffords "points to the rise of political ...

NYT Blames 'Vitriol in Politics,' Palin's Campaign Map for Schizophrenic's Rampage

The New York Times played up comments by the local sheriff in Tucson blaming conservative political rhetoric for the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords, and Sarah Palin's 2010 campaign map shares ...

Matthews Links Palin&Bachmann to Giffords Shooting, Portrays U.S. as Gun Crazed Nation

Chris Matthews, on Monday's Hardball, used the attempt on Gabrielle Giffords' life, to not only portray America as some sort of gun crazed country, but also to blame the likes of Sarah Palin and ...

MSNBC Screamer Ed Schultz Decries Fox News as Inflammatory

On Monday's show, MSNBC shouter Ed Schultz pointed his finger (literally) at Fox News for supposedly inciting its audience to "think that doing something radical is the right thing to do," but ...

Networks Tout Democratic Sheriff's Warnings that 'Climate of Political Vitriol' Created Shooting

ABC, NBC and MSNBC on Monday all eagerly hyped the complaints by an Arizona sheriff that the "anger and bigotry" of everyday Americans contributed to Saturday's shooting. None of the journalists ...

NBC's Lee Cowan Highlights Palin Map As Possible Rationale for Attack on Gabrielle Giffords

On Monday's Today show, NBC's Lee Cowan, inspired by Arizona Sheriff Clarence Dupnik's blaming political rhetoric for the Gabrielle Giffords shooting, highlighted Sarah Palin's Web site map ...