Thursday, January 13, 2011

More left wing blame game. Sarah Palin a Target.

Chris Mathews on Tuesday blamed talk show hosts Mark Levin and Michael Savage for creating the climate for Saturday's shootings in Tucson, Arizona. Don Imus responded to Mathews in the following video:

Imus sidekick Bernie McGuirk ended the segment with the following comment, "I mean, Sarah Palin was a target of more vitriol, and it's a wonder she hasn't been harmed at this point".

After hearing McGuirk's comment about Palin I found this related article that seemed to echo what McGuirk said. It seems that critics of Sarah Palin have turned to Twitter to spew their hatred toward her. WARNING, The following video is a compilation of some of these disgusting, hateful, violent, and threatening tweets:


Ann said...

Those tweets are absolutely terrible. I wonder if some of those could be considered verbal assault from a legal perspective?

Right Wingnut said...

Ann, This is what Fox News reported. I'm not sure what the legality is, but Twitter doen't seem interested in taking responsibility.

Twitter's terms of service read that all content "whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such content.

"We may not monitor or control the content posted via the services and, we cannot take responsibility for such content," the social network says.


Hemanshu Nigam, founder of SSP Blue, an online safety and security consulting company, said most social network companies like Twitter ban hate speech or threats and have "solid mechanisms" in place to report such messages to law enforcement authorities.

"The messages that I saw ranged in the level of hatred as well as a level of threats," Nigam told "There are some that are alarmingly harsh and I think it would be a good idea if Twitter could review them and take action where appropriate. Every case is different, but Twitter does have the right to take action."

Anonymous said...

There is no doubt that some of those were verbal assaults.

You have to be pretty stupid to tweet these when they can be traced back to you.


ellie said...

I truly don't know what your listening too. I'm not hearing it from the main stream. I did see where Tammy Bruce live tweeted the Presidents address yesterday, and refered to him as 'urkel'. Yeup. that's professional.

Noelle said...

I am not a supporter of Sarah Palin for president, but I do support her as a spokesman for conservative women. I consider the verbal attacks on her to be a verbal attack on me as well as Palin supporters. This kind of hatred and animosity is completely uncalled for.

Pablo said...

Does anybody have the original link to the Matthews comment? I have a hard time believing that Matthews said that Levin and Savage created the climate for Saturday. He probably said that both men have created a climate conducive for that kind of violence, but I doubt he said that Saturday's murderer got his talking points from Savage and Levin.

If Matthews is just criticizing their rhetoric, then I am with him 100%. If he is blaming them for Saturday's tragedy, then I am not.

Right Wingnut said...


You defended Pelosi one one thread...and now Matthews on this one....yet you take every opportunity to slam conservatives. In fact, I can't remember the last time you criticized a liberal. How is it that you can complain about the "incendiary rhetoric" of Limbaugh, yet bomb-throwers like Matthews get a pass? You make no sense whatsoever, Pablo.

Doug NYC GOP said...

Pablo - Again too nice, too lienient or too controversial. matthews is a double-standard weilding buffon.

Sure he know political history and on occasion he even makes sense. But for the 8 years he castigated George W - as the prime but not only example - with a lot of anger, he is not one to now, try to be the moral judge of the media.

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Pablo said...

Parents usually don't punish their neighbors' kids. They punish their own kids. I am a conservative and I am concerned about the tone and rhetoric of the conservative movement. It would be a waste of time for me to post anti-Democrat post here at Right Speak, because there are no liberals that post here and I am not a liberal. They can do want they want, but I expect the conservative movement to operate according to a higher standard.

Certainly liberals do the same thing in their rhetoric. In fact, it seems to be that whoever is not in power tends to be the most insane in their rhetoric. But I will continue to call out conservatives when they speak wrongly about the opposition, because my hearts lie in the conservative movement. And I want to see reform within the conservative movement so that we can offer the United States good governing ideas.

Pablo said...

Again, I would like to see the video of Matthews before I make a judgment. My impression of Matthews is that he spends too much time dwelling on the far right of the Republican in an effort to categorize the entire party thus. That is my main beef with him. I thought his piece about Romney was quite fair the other day. In fact, I think he probably has a healthy respect for Romney.

OhioJOE said...

"Those tweets are absolutely terrible." Unfortunately, this is nothing new.

Pablo, I am afraid to say that you appear to be naive as to Mr. Matthews and many others on the Left.