By Glenn Greenwald
The concern was that Wired was concealing material to glorify and shield its source, Poulsen’s long-time associate Adrian Lamo, in a way that distorted the truth and, independently, denied the public important context for what happened here. Wired’s release of the full chat logs leaves no doubt that those concerns were justified, and that Wired was less than honest about what it was concealing, writes Glenn Greenwald.
Jared Loughner did not shoot 18 people because of his political views anymore than the above criminals committed their crimes because they support Obama.
By Milo Nickels
Watch this video where the director of the Southern Poverty Law Center blames the Giffords shooting on “right wing political beliefs.”
Basically, they ignore the real reason that Jared Loughner became violent (i.e. mental illness), and blame it all on his political views. This is simply irresponsible. Would it be fair of me to say that supporting Obama causes people to become criminals? How about after I see the above mug shots?