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Liberals Suddenly OK With Putting Political Opponents in a Bullseye

August 7, 2014

In a post at the Daily Beast titled Rand Paul = Democrats’ Enemy #1 by former Anthony Weiner staffer Olivia Nuzzi, Senator Rand Paul is placed at the center of a bullseye.

Does everyone remember when liberals blamed Sarah Palin for the shooting of Gabby Giffords (a ridiculous claim) because Palin used bullseyes on a political map?

Here’s what The Daily Beast said at the time…

Palin’s Other Arizona ‘Targets’

Like Gabrielle Giffords, Harry Mitchell and Ann Kirkpatrick were under siege during the health-care debate and appeared on Sarah Palin’s “crosshairs” map. They tell Shushannah Walshe about death threats—and the need to cancel town-hall events.

The implication was clear. Sarah Palin’s use of bullseyes on a political map was an inspiration for violence and completely unacceptable.

The claim was bogus because politicians of all stripes use bullseyes on maps all the time. Plus, Palin’s bullseyes were on states, not people. The left was just using Palin to make hay on the subject of gun control.

Now the Daily Beast thinks it’s perfectly acceptable to put a US senator in the crosshairs. Do you have any idea of the size of the media shitstorm which would ensue if a conservative site put Obama in a similar graphic?

You can reach The Daily Beast on Twitter @thedailybeast.

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