NY Times gets blasted over Virginia shooting article

An opinion editorial by the New York Times on the shooting in Virginia Wednesday at a GOP congressional baseball practice is being loudly condemned – even by many on the Democratic side.

The article, titled, “America’s Lethal Polictics,” had many readers seeing red, as it compared the motive of shooter James Hodgkinson with that of Jared Lee Loughner, the shooter responsible for opening fire in 2011 at a political event, killing six people and shooting Rep. Gabby Giffords in the head.

In the NY Times article, Hodgkinson was described as “deranged,” and admittedly an anti-Trump, Bernie Sanders supporter, but Sarah Palin’s political action committee was blamed as being responsible for inciting Loughner.

The article also tried to blame the attack on “how readily available guns and ammunition are in the United States.”

“Conservatives and right-wing media were quick on Wednesday to demand forceful condemnation of hate speech and crimes by anti-Trump liberals,” it continued. “They’re right. Though there’s no sign of incitement as direct as in the Giffords attack, liberals should of course hold themselves to the same standard of decency that they ask of the right.”

Condemnation over the Times article started pouring in on Twitter, as many pointed out that there was very little evidence that Loughner was politically motivated, but there is every evidence that Hodgkinson was entirely politically motivated in what he did.

And even those who don’t agree with Sarah Palin were quick to condemn the article, noting that her political action committee was in no way responsible for the Giffords shooting.

It was also noted Wednesday that Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman, a New York Times contributor who had claimed that Rep. Gabby Giffords’ shooting in 2011 was politically motivated, was strangely silent Wednesday after the shooting of GOP members at the baseball practice.

The article was even too much for MSNBC host Chris Hayes, who responded to Nation Review columnist David French, agreeing, “yeah, that’s nuts.”

Below is just a small sampling of responses to NY Times, all shredding their story:

 

 

 

 

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