When Congresswoman Giffords and several others were shot in Arizona by Jared Loughner, the left went into overdrive blaming Sarah Palin for a map that had a list of political targets on it.After the fact, we learned that Lochner was a-political and he clearly had not used Sarah Palin's map of political targets. That did not stop the left from blaming the right. In fact, I was on CNN with an overwrought Cornell Belcher shortly after the shooting who was outraged. He said we could not equate anything on the left with the violence of the tea party despite evidence to the contrary.In fact, most networks spent a lot of time on the subject of hate, Sarah Palin's political target map, and political violence.I'm willing to bet the media will ignore today's news.Floyd Lee Corkins, II, who shot a security guard at the Family Research Center as he attempted to shoot up the organization was directly inspired to take action by a list of supposed "hate groups" on the Southern Poverty Law Center's website.As Life News notes
Corkins said he intended to “kill as many as possible and smear the Chick-Fil-A sandwiches in victims’ faces, and kill the guard.” The prosecutor said they reviewed the family computer and found that he identified his targets on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s web site.
I hope my friends in the media who spent much time talking about Sarah Palin's political target map will now talk about the Southern Poverty Law Center's routine and reckless use of the label "hate group" with which is smears conservatives.By the way, Palin took down her target map after the controversy. The Southern Poverty Law Center? Crickets . . .