Progressives are eternal seekers of blame, and the political class almost always looks to conservatives to cast blame. Unless of course the perpetrator can’t, even by loose criteria, be somehow aligned with conservative beliefs.
Scribes had to reach deep, but most national media outlets jumped on the ‘Blame Sarah Palin’ bandwagon before the shooter’s name was even disclosed. One newspaper even quoted a staffer from the Southern Poverty Law Center, a once admired group whose existence now revolves around imaginary extremism in real gardens*.
At some point on Sunday I asked myself if the WaPo blogger’s group Journolist was still alive and well. Do these reporters call each other before writing stories like middle school girls phone to coordinate what they’re wearing on pep rally day?