@longtimecomicsfan - “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.” — Mark Twain.
Not that anyone on the left was complaining about Obama’s “if they bring a knife, we bring a gun” comment. Hell, google “assassinate Bush” sometime. You get a mix of leftist advice on how to assasinate Bush and actual attempts to do so.
I’ll agree that everyone should tone down the violent rhetoric. But implying that Loughner even followed Palin is a matter of seeing what one expects to see and not what’s actually there.