Anyway. Keach Hagey (POLITICO) looks back at some of the gas bag moments that bit them in the ass:
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"
These facts were not yet widely known on Jan. 8, the day that Loughner shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) in the head and killed six others in Tucson, but that didn’t stop the country’s most prominent liberal commentators from drawing political meaning out of the act that very day.
Within hours of the shooting, Paul Krugman posted to his blog and Keith Olbermann demanded on the air that conservative figures like Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin disavow their violent rhetoric.
Subsequent reporting suggested that Loughner was not engaged in partisan politics, and as Time magazine later put it in its look into Loughner’s mental state, “In short, saying Sarah Palin or Glenn Beck caused Loughner’s actions is, to put it charitably, completely idiotic.”That's going to have to be it. It's one of those nights where I keep falling asleep in the middle of typing. Sorry.