Here’s a graphic MSNBC was using yesterday in its coverage of the Tucson shootings:
It’s a powerful image. I saw it at the gym on a number of muted televisions, and it stuck with me.
It’s also complete bullshit. There is zero evidence that political rhetoric had any influence on Jared Loughner. In fact, there’s increasing evidence that he had no interest in politics at all. So does the truth simply not matter at MSNBC?