The media backlash continues to grow

Liberals are quickly making their shameless reaction to the Tucson shootings their new Wellstone funeral.

The Arizona Republic calls out Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik for blaming political speech by those he disagrees with, when in fact the gunman was completely detached from reality, was a "left-wing liberal" obsessed with Gifford since 2007 and his own department ignored months of repeated death threats from the gunman.

"...Dupnik stood before the cameras interpreting the shootings as politically motivated, despite an increasing weight of evidence depicting the shooting suspect, Jared Loughner, as a mentally ill young man who rambled incoherently about pervasive bad grammar and other apolitical obsessions," the Republic writes in a Jan. 12 editorial.

"...Still, Dupnik used the opportunities to blame Arizona's lax, new gun laws and, again, the angry "rhetoric" of talk radio...With each passing hour, we learn more about the 22-year-old suspect. And everything we learn adds to the profile of a deeply troubled young man detached from reality. There is nothing to date that suggests any partisan motivation for his crimes, whether right-wing or left.

"Dupnik needs to recall that he is elected to be a lawman. With each additional comment, the Democratic sheriff of Pima County is revealing his agenda as partisan, and, as such, every bit as recklessly antagonistic as the talk-show hosts and politicians he chooses to decry."

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