Photo of Jared Lee Loughner via Smoking Gun.
It was first reported that AZ Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and five others had been shot, and that she hadn’t survived, but now it looks like she will pull through. Tragically, a federal judge and a nine year old girl are among the dead. See Michelle Malkin for complete rundown.
Before anything about the shooter was known, lefties were spreading the meme that he was a tea party wacko inspired by Sarah Palin’s “infamous” target map from last Spring. (I had made fun of the anti-Palin hysteria at the time, by suggesting less terrifying maps).
When the name of the shooter became available, “the violent teabagger inspired by Sarah Palin” narrative took a major hit. Videos posted on Jared Lee Loughner’s YouTube channel paint a picture of a confused, lone wacko, an atheist, and flag-hater with anarchistic tendencies.
You can see the videos, and read Ed Morrissey’s analysis at Hot Air.
A young women on Twitter, @caitieparker was retweeting the Sarah Palin meme until the identity of the mass murderer became known:
Saying Jared Laughner was the gunman. Really hoping that’s not the same guy I went to HS with, really good friend. Freaking out right now!!!
Official I went to high school & college, & was in a band w/ the gunman. I can’t even fathom this right now.
I went to high school, college, & was in a band with the gunman. This tragedy has just turned to horrific.
he was a pot head & into rock like Hendrix,The Doors, Anti-Flag. I haven’t seen him in person since ’07 in a sign language class
He was a political radical & met Giffords once before in ’07, asked her a question & he told me she was “stupid & unintelligent”
As I knew him he was left wing, quite liberal. & oddly obsessed with the 2012 prophecy.
he had a lot of friends until he got alcohol poisoning in ’06, & dropped out of school. Mainly loner very philosophical.
I haven’t seen him since ’07. Then, he was left wing.
it’s loughner just checked my year book.
This is a circus. Good Morning America just called me.
Daily Caller reports: YouTube page of alleged Giffords event shooter lists Mein Kampf, Communist Manifesto among favorite books
They’ll never learn.
The number is up to 18 people injured in the shooting:
Rich Kastigar, of the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, said the suspect, 22-year-old Jared Laughner, had had run-ins with law enforcement, but mostly minor incidents. He used a pistol with an extended magazine, Kastigar said, injuring 18 people. Kastigar said that did not necessarily mean he shot 18 rounds.
Yesterday, when I’d said the package-bomber (or package ignitng-devicer) was probably white, a commenter (sorry, forget who) agreed, noting his writing pattern (“Total bullshit”) seemed to indicate a 20-something white loser college-dropout wannabe-profound sort of guy.
And it turns out that Jared Laughner is a white loser college-dropout wannabe-profound sort of guy.
We’re curious to see if the media allows Parker to note how Leftist Jared Lee Loughner is. She’s crystal clear in her tweets about that…but the Leftist media edits out what they don’t want to discuss in interviews.
Let’s see if they don’t allow Parker to talk about Jared Lee Loughner being the Leftist that he is.
I predict that the MFM uses a “no labels” template going forward.
As Jarod Lee Loughner’s political bent emerges, we see the same, predictable story playing out:
- A horrific crime takes place.
- Leftist bloggers like Markos Moulitsas blame conservatives.
- CNN, New York Times, Washinton Post, etc., repeat the libelous allegations.
- Fact emerge proving Markos, CNN, etc., a bunch of cowardly liars.
- Liberals erase their libelous stories.
Sarah Palin Facebook page still has graphic w image of rifle sight pointed at Ariz. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords http://on.fb.me/c8QRtt
Jack Cashill: More Tea Party Violence?
My tears are flowing, and I am stunned and angered that Gabby Giffords was savagely gunned down while performing her congressional duties.
Kos is bleating on twitter that the ‘random diarist’ deleted the post. Under no pressure for anyone, I’m sure.