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    we don't know who is responsible. but no matter who is responsible, we have to examine all aspects of what happened, how it happened, and why it happened, and not give in to quick, easy or obvious answers. clear heads, open hearts, and at least an attempt at wisdom would be good.

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 02:53:49 PM PDT

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    •  You are absolutely correct on this... (0+ / 0-)

      However, I wish the media would either quit blaming foreign nationals until they either have some evidence or include other reasonable hypothesis such as noting this was Patriot's day which has links to certain rightwing extremist, it was tax day, also significant and it also was commemorating Sandy Hook that many extremist think was a black flag operation to take away their guns.

      The first report I heard was about a Saudi National who was "Suspiciously running away from the explosion".  Isn't that what you are supposed to do?  How is that suspicious?

      The only place talking about the rightwing connections are left wing blogs.  I am hearing more about how left wingers are the terrorists and saying that James Holmes was raised by liberals and Adam Lanza was a Democrat and so was the Virginia tech shooter and the Columbine shooter's parents were liberals...  So the right is basically saying that all terrorists are either Muslims or Liberals... facts be damned.

      The problem I have is even though none of that is true, people hear it on the media outlets while us liberals are waiting for those pesky facts and by the time the facts are available, the wingnuts have had days, weeks or even months of primetime leads while the retractions and truth gets also ran coverage only listened to by the liberals waiting for the truth.  The rightwingers have already created an indelible narrative that facts will never completely eradicate.

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      by Buckeye Nut Schell on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 09:14:11 AM PDT

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