Blair and Surber on civility

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Blair and Surber on civility

Tim Blair has a must read post today about how obses­sion, com­par­ing the “Jew­ish con­spir­acy” fetishes in the Arab world with the Palin obses­sion of the left, it skew­ers all the right peo­ple and closes thus:

If Palin’s “extreme rhetoric” causes mur­ders, per­haps we should be keep­ing an eye on media left­ists, for they seem most taken by the pop­u­lar Alaskan grand­mother and Face­book pun­dit. Bizarrely, they also imag­ine that oth­ers – includ­ing 22-​year-​old drug-​sucking gamer burnouts like Lough­ner – fol­low her with sim­i­lar obsession.

More likely is that Lough­ner was sim­ply a goon with a gun. Mean­while, the broader case remains unex­am­ined. If the “extreme rhetoric” of Palin and oth­ers leads to greater vio­lence, we should see that reflected in homi­cide sta­tis­tics. But the mur­der rate in the US keeps falling, accord­ing to the Wash­ing­ton Post last May: “For the third con­sec­u­tive year, vio­lent crime has declined in the United States, includ­ing a 7.2 per cent reduc­tion in homicides.”

I blame Sarah Palin.

Mean­while on our side of the Pacific Don Surber is mad as hell and isn’t going to take it any­more:

For two years now, I have been called igno­rant, racist, angry and vio­lent by the left. The very foul-​mouthed pro­test­ers of Bush dare to now label my words as “hate speech.”

Last week, the left quickly blamed the right for the national tragedy of a shoot­ing spree by a mad­man who never watched Fox News, never lis­tened to Rush Lim­baugh and likely did not know who Sarah Palin is.

For­tu­nately, the Amer­i­can pub­lic rejected out of hand that idi­otic notion that the right was responsible.

Rather than apol­o­gize, the left wants to change the tone of the polit­i­cal debate.

The left sud­denly wants civil discourse.

Bite me.

Don’t hold back Don tell me what you really think.

Mean­while on the left we see the civil­ity used when jeal­ous of being unable to match the hits of a sin­gle law pro­fes­sor in Ten­nessee.

The myths of the left will likely con­tinue but as facts con­tinue to come out watch the mask con­tinue to slip.

Tim Blair has a must read post today about how obsession, comparing the “Jewish conspiracy” fetishes in the Arab world with the Palin obsession of the left, it skewers all the right people and closes thus:

If Palin’s “extreme rhetoric” causes murders, perhaps we should be keeping an eye on media leftists, for they seem most taken by the popular Alaskan grandmother and Facebook pundit. Bizarrely, they also imagine that others – including 22-year-old drug-sucking gamer burnouts like Loughner – follow her with similar obsession.

More likely is that Loughner was simply a goon with a gun. Meanwhile, the broader case remains unexamined. If the “extreme rhetoric” of Palin and others leads to greater violence, we should see that reflected in homicide statistics. But the murder rate in the US keeps falling, according to the Washington Post last May: “For the third consecutive year, violent crime has declined in the United States, including a 7.2 per cent reduction in homicides.”

I blame Sarah Palin.

Meanwhile on our side of the Pacific Don Surber is mad as hell and isn’t going to take it anymore:

For two years now, I have been called ignorant, racist, angry and violent by the left. The very foul-mouthed protesters of Bush dare to now label my words as “hate speech.”

Last week, the left quickly blamed the right for the national tragedy of a shooting spree by a madman who never watched Fox News, never listened to Rush Limbaugh and likely did not know who Sarah Palin is.

Fortunately, the American public rejected out of hand that idiotic notion that the right was responsible.

Rather than apologize, the left wants to change the tone of the political debate.

The left suddenly wants civil discourse.

Bite me.

Don’t hold back Don tell me what you really think.

Meanwhile on the left we see the civility used when jealous of being unable to match the hits of a single law professor in Tennessee.

The myths of the left will likely continue but as facts continue to come out watch the mask continue to slip.