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VDARE.com: 01/13/11 - DRAFT: Jared Loughner And Jared Taylor: When Sloppy Police Work Meets Irresponsible Media.
Jared Loughner and Jared Taylor
When sloppy police work meets irresponsible media.
Saturday, like most
I went to bed shocked at the news that someone had tried
to kill a congresswoman and had murdered
other 6 .
had to do with the carnage. I nearly fell out of my
chair. CNN said that Fox News was quoting a
now identified as
there is no such thing as bad publicity
I draw the line at being b
thought to have
mass murderer. d
I immediately went through AR's records and found no trace of anyone named Loughner as a subscriber, donor, or even commenter on our web page.
to tell Fox this, but
call back Monday morning. better
fielded phone calls. The New York Times, then
and an Australian radio station ,
after several other Fox correspondents had
James Rosen of Fox finally called. He wasn't even
replying to my desperate e-mail already
spread the word about the AR-mass murderer connecti on s.
Bless his heart, he was
thinking like a reporter
decided to . himself
after Bret Baier, Jennifer
and Greta Van Susteren had
that AR was under "strong suspicion," Rosen went
told the world
the next few days, both Fox and DHS Over
away from the memo ing
, which ceased to be a DHS memo but
done. The Internet was howling. had
There was a
the "climate of political vitriol"
we have heard so much about . Congresswoman
hate-sniffers were trotted out
explained that ,
so many errors that make
this one went around the world. The London Daily Mail
ran a big headline
"Kudos on teaching Jared Loughner
how to hate," and "You must be popping your Champaign
corks that a Democrat was killed."
My wife kept expecting a SWAT team to show up at
front door. I had a hard time explaining any of this to
my 8-year-old daughter. the
Tuesday, sanity was returning.
Politico.com ran a great
clearing the air. The "memo," which originated in the
Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center s
rather than DHS
after the shootings rig ht
and not intended for outside dissemination. Fox
how it got hold of it. is
Denlinger, the head of
say who wrote the e-mail won't ,
could possibly have
the killer with me
it must have been because hat
may not be completely crazy T .
The ACTIC e
says Loughner was linked to
us "through videos posted on his
myspace and YouTube accounts." Before
Loughner became famous, you
could reportedly find his goofy clips on YouTube. Maybe
right after the shooting, the -
e-mail typed in the
including some of mine. ,
isn't that common a name; it's just the sort of
coincidence computer algorithms look for. In the mad
scramble after the shooting, maybe that was all
ACTIC needed to start baying
it then turned us into anti-Semitic, anti-government
loonies is still a deep mystery. Maybe H
meantime, the hate mail is tailing off and my wife
figures the SWAT team must have read the Politico
Jared Taylor is editor of American Renaissance