Paul Kane, the Washington Post's Congressional Reporter, is blaming National Review and conservatives for the Arizona shooting wherein Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was shot.
The problem is that it is not true. Paul Kane's own newspaper, the Washington Post, along with the New York Times and other media outlets have thoroughly debunked that myth. The shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, had mental health issues and had zero political inclination or motivation. At worst, his friends suggested he was sympathetic to far left views. But a fair and comprehensive review of the shooting showed there was zero political motivation or inspiration.
The New York Times editorial board last year had to famous apologize for doing what Paul Kane did today. As the Times noted in its apology, "An earlier version of this editorial incorrectly stated that a link existed between political incitement and the 2011 shooting of Representative Gabby Giffords. In fact, no such link was established."
Will Paul Kane apologize?