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9:20 PM ET, January 9, 2011


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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
The shame — and hypocrisy — of CNN  —  Yesterday's horrific and senseless shooting of more than a dozen people in Tucson, including Representative Gabrielle Giffords, provided a look into the biases of much of the American media — and it was not just an ugly sight, but a shamefully hypocritical peek as well, as Byron York points out.
Jack Shafer / Slate:
The awesome stupidity of the calls to tamp down political speech in the wake of the Giffords shooting.  —  The attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and the killing of six innocents outside a Tucson Safeway has bolstered the ongoing argument that when speaking of things political …
Arizona Republic:
Daniel Hernandez, intern, stays by Gabrielle Giffords' side  —  UA student pulls her into lap, holds head to stop bleeding  —  Daniel Hernandez had been U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' intern for five days when she was shot Saturday outside Tucson.  —  The junior at the University of Arizona …
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / Wall Street Journal:
The Arizona Tragedy and the Politics of Blood Libel  —  Those who purport to care about the tenor of political discourse don't help civil debate when they seize on any pretext to call their political opponents accomplices to murder.  —  Shortly after November's electoral defeat for the Democrats …
NY Daily News:
Daly: Gifford's blood is on Palin's hands  —  Sarah Palin should've known what she was doing when she put a target on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (below).  Palin might as well have said, ‘Fire!’  —  Here is what Sarah Palin said on the Facebook page where she depicted Gabrielle Giffords …
Obama London:
Inexplicable Edits on Sarah Palin's Facebook Page  —  Sarah Palin has a reputation for being an agressive editor of comments on her Facebook page - a reputation that has always seemed likely accurate to me, given the tedious consistency with which all comments on the page are along the lines of “I love you SARAH!”
Howard Kurtz / Blogs and Stories:
Should We Blame Sarah Palin for Gabrielle Giffords' Shooting?
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
A 'SURVEYOR'S SYMBOL'?.... On March 22, the day before the …
Tammy Bruce:
Special Public Podcast: Intv w Rebecca Mansour
New York Times:
U.S. Cites Evidence of Assassination Plot  —  TUCSON— Prosecutors accused Jared Lee Loughner, a troubled 22-year-old college dropout, of five serious federal charges on Sunday, including the attempted assassination of a member of Congress, for his role in a shootout that left 20 people wounded, six of them fatally, on Saturday morning.
Arizona massacre suspect: ‘I planned ahead’  —  Follow the latest developments on CNN's “This Just In” blog.  Share your accounts, images from the shooting with CNN iReport.  For more information visit CNN affiliates KGUN, KOLD, KVOA, KPHO and KMSB.  —  (CNN) — The suspect in the weekend massacre …
Shira Toeplitz / The Politico:
Carolyn McCarthy readies gun control bill  —  One of the fiercest gun-control advocates in Congress, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), pounced on the shooting massacre in Tucson Sunday, promising to introduce legislation as soon as Monday.  —  McCarthy ran for Congress after her husband …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Andrea Stone / AOL News:
Until Saturday's rampage against Rep. Gabrielle Giffords left …
David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:   After Attack, Focus in Washington on Civility and Security
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Jared Lee Loughner's statements tied to conspiracy theory  —  Jared Lee Loughner's rants about grammar and mind control track closely to the writings of a conspiracy theorist who believes that is how the government controls the populace, one leading group says - and the man tells POLITICO he agrees with some of Loughner's statements.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and Hullabaloo
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
DHS probing shooter's ties to fanatical group
Greta Van Susteren / Gretawire:
Latest on shooting of Congresswoman Giffords...motivation: anti Semitic and she was the target  —  Below is a note from my FNC colleague Jennifer Griffin: (by the way, the fact that my blogs focus on Congresswoman Giffords in no way is meant to take away from the other victims and their families.
Joseph Berger / New York Times:
9-Year-Old Victim Was a 9/11 Baby, a ‘Face of Hope’  —  Christina Green was on the student council of her elementary school, so on Saturday her mother's friend thought she might enjoy seeing government in action — the local congresswoman meeting with constituents outside a supermarket near Christina's home.
BRACE YOURSELVES: Democrat Fred Phelps and Westboro Hate Group …
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Jared Loughner's behavior recorded by college classmate in e-mails  —  In early June, Lynda Sorenson, 52, had gone back to community college in Tucson in hopes of getting back on the job market.  One of her classes was a basic algebra class—and one of her classmates was Jared Loughner …
Michael Shear / The Caucus:
Live Blog: Latest Developments on Arizona Shooting  —  Representative Gabrielle Giffords remains in critical condition after being shot in the head at a meet-and-greet in her Tucson area neighborhood Saturday.  Police now say that 20 people in total were shot and that six people were killed in that shooting …
Sean J. Miller / The Hill:
House Dem calls for ‘beefed up’ security, special treatment for members by TSA  —  A top House Democrat said the attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) should change how members of Congress are screened at airports.  —  “I really believe that that is the place where we feel the most ill at ease …
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Myglesias / Yglesias:
No More Security  —  I imagine in the wake of this Arizona shooting …
Erika Lovley / The Politico:
2 pols say they'll be armed back home
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Outside the Beltway
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