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Evidence Reveals Tucson Shooter's Far Left Politics

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist  In spite of the mainstream media's desperate attempts to link Tucson shooter Jared Loughner with "right-wing" politics, a mounting pile of evidence is pointing in the opposite direction. Just three days after the shocking assassination attempt on Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, information is surfacing about Loughner's political leanings that are causing no small amount of distress for the liberal media who continue to try to link him to Sarah Palin, Fox News and the Tea Party. For instance, The Washington Examiner and Gateway Pundit are reporting that Loughner's Facebook page contained a list of the people who most inspire him. The list includes Barack Obama, Saul Alinsky, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Huo Chavez, Noam Chomsky, Mao Tse-tung, Joseph Stalin, and Yassir Arafat. He listed his favorite books on You Tube. Among them are The Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf among others. An article appearing on World Net Daily (WND) today questions whether the mainstream media is actively covering up these facts in a vain attempt to use Loughner to discredit conservatives in the eyes of the electorate. For instance, WND was the first outlet to report that Caitie Parker, who knew Loughner in high school and college, sent out a tweet saying he was "left wing, quite liberal and oddly obsessed with the 2012 prophecy." Apparently, ABC News' Jake Tapper sent out a tweet of his own asking to get in touch with Parker, but the interview that appeared on ABC's website the next day quoted a "high school classmate" of Loughner who said he was "extremely political in high school, but not radical." Instead of reporting on the facts, major news outlets are still focused on Sarah Palin's Facebook page that posted a U.S. map with cross hairs on it as possibly inciting Loughner to violence, even though most liberal outlets neglect to mention that the Democratic party used almost an identical map complete with bulls eyes over targeted districts during the 2004 election. MSNBC's Keith Olbermann went so far as to say that if Sarah Palin did not repudiate her part in amplifying violent imagery in politics because of the use of this map, "she must be dismissed from politics."  Typically, he made no mention of the Democrats' map. "Olbermann also criticized Giffords' former political opponent Jesse Kelly, Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., former Senate candidate Sharon Angle and talk hosts Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly for supposedly encouraging violence," WND reports. "Olbermann's blame did not, however, extend to the men actually listed by Loughner as among his favorite authors, Karl Marx and Adolf Hitler." © All Rights Reserved, Living His Life Abundantly®/Women of Grace®