A Communist assassinates President Kennedy. Decades later, Marxist pothead Oliver Stone produces a movie showing American business and the US military (the original “Right Wing”) responsible for Kennedy’s death. Of course, Stone sells his lie as truth.
Now, a left-wing pothead with apparent severe psychiatric disorders shoots a Democratic Congresswoman and a Republican federal judge. This time, the lefties are much quicker to the trigger, claiming Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, and the Tea Party (the “new Right Wing”) are linked and/or somehow responsible. See, e.g. here, here, here. As one of the fathers of the modern left once said, “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.”
Updates: NYT’s joins the fracas in a sadly predictable fashion. See here. In contrast, Dr. E. Fuller Torrey in the WSJ explains the lessons we should be drawing from the Tucson tragedy. See A Predictable Tragedy in Arizona.