Last night Sarah Palin appeared on Sean Hannity’s show for her first interview since the Arizona shootings. During the exchange she quoted Martin Luther King Jr. who said “A lie cannot live.” If only it were so. But as Allapundit pointed out last night, a new poll shows that this particular lie–that Sarah Palin’s Facebook map played a role in the mind of Jared Loughner–has been embraced by 56% of Democrats and 34% of Independents.
It’s pointless to blame partisans like Kos and Krugman for being partisans, but the mainstream media–the networks and major dailies–are responsible for allowing this lie to propagate unchecked. It was their job to do more than serve as a conduit for left-wing agitprop and in this instance they failed. The recent spate of death threats directed toward the targets of this media circus shows just how miserably they failed.
Since the lie persists let’s look at the truth. Here are three significant facts which–had they not been intentionally ignored or downplayed by the media–would have gone a long way toward changing those poll results.
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One – Sarah Palin’s map was nothing out of the ordinary:
Two – Jared Loughner’s fixation on Rep. Giffords pre-dated the Tea Party and Sarah Palin
Three – Jared Loughner’s verifiable ideological commitments are on the left
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