[UPDATE: via Glenn Reynolds I see that Politico has updated the story, and that it was even worse before I noticed it. I’m making corrections.]
Let us start by watching what happened SUNDAY. This is via Gateway Pundit – who, by the way, was there and who was a spokesman:
Got it? Low-key prayer vigil, coffin brought in for staged funeral of Constitution [future victims of abortion. See, this is how you do it, Politico – ML], old people crying, coffin then removed. Now let’s see how Politico referenced it:
A coffin was placed on a Missouri Democrat’s lawn, another in a string of incidents against lawmakers after their vote Sunday on a health care overhaul.
Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-Mo.) had a coffin placed “near his home,” a spokesman said Wednesday evening.
The coffin was from a prayer vigil.
…and then they went on to equate this with (alleged) incidents or threats of physical violence. Without bothering to check, of course.
Guys? Unquestionably and uncritically reprinting Democratic party press releases like this is not going to be a viable business model, come January 2011. Russ Carnahan and his people can’t help themselves – in more ways than one – but you over at the Politico can.
PS: I’ll feel obligated to disavow acts of political violence when credible evidence appears that an organization that I belong to organized, initiated, or willfully incited one. Until then, I recommend that people wanting me to do that just save their screeds to their hard drive, preferably in a subfolder of the folder that they have for all those drawings of Sarah Palin being beaten.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.
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