BERNIE GOLDBERG, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Let me try to un-confuse you, and for the 99.9 percent of the American people who don’t know what Dana Milbank is. Dana Milbank lecturing us on civility is about the same as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lecturing us on human rights. That’s No. 1.
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No. 2, he’s just plain wrong. He’s just plain wrong. They did blame Sarah Palin for the shooting and they blamed her very directly. The New York Daily News, an iconic newspaper in America’s biggest city, had a headline that said Congresswoman Jeffords — Giffords’ blood is on Sarah Palin’s hands. I mean, that’s pretty direct. Markos Moulitsas, the head of the Daily Kos, a very important person, probably the most important left-wing website out there and a group that President Obama paid homage to during the campaign, within hours of the shooting he put out a message that said, “Mission accomplished, Sarah Palin.”
So Dana Milbank is wrong; they did blame her. But the way Dana Milbank and other liberal columnists do it, they say, “Well, they’re not directly responsible because the guy is crazy who did it, but they’re responsible for creating a climate of hate that, generally speaking, can lead to this kind of violence.”
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