Dana Loesch catches Politico serving up a headline today that violates their own standards set in the wake of the violent tragedy in Tucson, 2011, regarding the use of certain metaphors. She writes:
Only Politico would title a story about Sarah Palin guest-hosting for the “Today” show — the same week that Katie Couric guest hosts on GMAC — as “Shots Fired.”
SHOTS FIRED: With Katie Couric guest-hosting on ABC’s “Good Morning America” all week starting tomorrow, NBC’s “Today” books SARAH PALIN. Promo during “Meet the Press”: “Tuesday on ‘Today’: a special guest co-host — SARAH PALIN … She’ll reveal a side you haven’t seen before. Plus, what she REALLY thinks about GOP politics and the president.”
It’s interesting that Politico would use such terminology to describe Palin and Couric on competing networks, especially when the tone of their copy during media’s Tucson witch hunt of conservatives suggested otherwise:
An aide to Sarah Palin said images of cross-hairs were never meant to evoke violence, in the Palin camp’s first extended comment on yesterday’s attack.
The images on the map do bear a resemblance to a surveyor’s symbol, but Palin herself referred to it as a “‘bullseye’ icon” immediately after the election…
And who can forget:
Tucson shooting marks turning point for Sarah Palin
With a long list of enemies, a taste for incendiary rhetoric and responsibility for a campaign website graphic that placed gun-sight logos on a map of targeted congressional districts, it didn’t take long for Sarah Palin to get pulled into the orbit of Saturday’s massacre in Tucson, Ariz.
Remember, according to the MSM and, apparently, Politico, Sarah Palin not only invented cross-hairs and bulls-eyes, but she’s also equipped with a particular set of magical powers that automatically affects an area if she places such a mark upon it. The DCCC did the same thing months prior, even placing a bulls-eye on Giffords’s district, but that was irrelevant when I pointed it out over a year ago because Democrats excused themselves.
Go over to Big Journalism to read the entire piece.