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Posted at 11:57 PM ET, 01/ 8/2011

Tag cloud: How people searched as news of Tucson shooting unfolded

By Eric Athas

The mass shooting in Tucson that killed six people and wounded at least a dozen others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), dominated Google searches Saturday as people hit the Web for answers.

Below is a tag cloud that represents the top Google queries:


created at TagCrowd.com


By Eric Athas  | January 8, 2011; 11:57 PM ET
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency  
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Comments

"Don't retreat, reload."

Who said that? I'll give you a little hint. It was the same idiot who placed a campaign poster on her website with cross hairs over Gabrielle Giffords' district. This morning her people are spinning the line that the man who committed this atrocity is a "Left wing extremist".

Isn't life strange?

http://www.tomdegan.blogspot.com

Tom Degan

Posted by: tomdeganfrontiernetnet | January 9, 2011 8:19 AM | Report abuse

"Don't retreat, reload."

Who said that? I'll give you a little hint. It was the same idiot who placed a campaign poster on her website with cross hairs over Gabrielle Giffords' district. This morning her people are spinning the line that the man who committed this atrocity is a "Left wing extremist".

Isn't life strange?

http://www.tomdegan.blogspot.com

Tom Degan

Posted by: tomdeganfrontiernetnet | January 9, 2011 8:17 AM | Report abuse

Score another point for the right-wing hate machine, executing one of the major plays in the GOP Handbook:

1. Use apocalyptic rhetoric that exacerbates fear, bigotry and extremism among the uneducated and intolerant.
2. Counter any liberal criticism of your inflammatory calls for action by saying they can't take a joke.
3. Keep turning up the heat and act shocked when somebody heeds your calls for extreme action.
4. Be sure to maintain you were only speaking figuratively and you are being unfairly blamed when violence occurs (extra credit for insinuating that liberals set this up themselves).
5. Keep your celebrations behind closed doors.

Posted by: bpai_99 | January 9, 2011 5:14 AM | Report abuse

Score another point for the right-wing hate machine, executing one of the major plays in the GOP Handbook:

1. Use apocalyptic rhetoric that exacerbates fear, bigotry and extremism among the uneducated and intolerant.
2. Counter any liberal criticism of your inflammatory calls for action by saying they can't take a joke.
3. Keep turning up the heat and act shocked when somebody heeds your calls for extreme action.
4. Be sure to maintain you were only speaking figuratively and you are being unfairly blamed when violence occurs (extra credit for insinuating that liberals set this up themselves).
5. Keep your celebrations behind closed doors.

Posted by: bpai_99 | January 9, 2011 5:14 AM | Report abuse

Tea Party KILLERS !

Posted by: PulSamsara | January 9, 2011 1:36 AM | Report abuse

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