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Virginia’s On-the-Air Killer and ‘Climate of Hate’

Editorial standards at major newspapers simply evaporated to accommodate screeds blaming everything from Sarah Palin’s political map, to Rush Limbaugh’s radio show, to everyone who didn’t vote for Barack Obama for Jared Loughner’s crime. This wasn’t just an overnight media embarrassment – it started before the bodies were even cold, and it went on for months. “Climate of hate” was the media narrative.

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In Wake of NY Shooting, Left Abandons ‘Climate of Hate’

Four years ago a deranged man shot into a crowd of people in Tucson, Arizona. Within hours the leading voices of the Left identified the real culprit. It wasn’t the mentally troubled man who pulled the trigger: It was Sarah Palin and the “climate of hate” created by the Tea Party. After this weekend’s shooting of two police officers, the Left seems to have collective amnesia about the “climate of hate” argument.

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‘Climate of Hate’ and the NYPD Murders

Let’s cut to the chase: we all remember how the entire left and its vast media apparatus rose up as one to blame the Tucson shootings on conservatives in 2011. The process began during breaking-news coverage of Jared Loughner’s rampage,

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