The Village was out in full force yesterday, making sure that no one dared to blame Sarah Palin and her map of targets for the attempted assassination attempt on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Heaven forbid we might be allowed to ask if the woman who has been using elininationist rhetoric since the presidential campaign might be held accountable for the general political climate in this country that has made overt racism, hatred and bigotry mainstream.
These pundits know they've completely fallen down on their jobs for the last two years with the way they've covered the right wing and they're giving themselves cover here as well. They've been more worried about sucking up to power than letting anyone know that one of our political parties has allowed the inmates to take over the asylum. And even after someone's been shot, they're still giving Palin cover for her over the top, dangerous rhetoric.