NYT To Failed Loughner Narrative: “I Just Can’t Quit You.”

Loughner is apparently a Bush-hating truther, but the NYT just can’t handle it:

[Loughner] became intrigued by antigovernment conspiracy theories, including that the Sept. 11 attacks were perpetrated by the government and that the country’s central banking system was enslaving its citizens. His anger would well up at the sight of President George W. Bush, or in discussing what he considered to be the nefarious designs of government.

The comment, of course, is buried deep within the NYT article.  Drudge unearths it.

You could speculate that Loughner was influenced by the anti-Bush rhetoric that infected 2000-2008, couldn’t you?  As the media in general, and the NYT in particluar, just showed us, evidence of such influence is certainly not necessary.  But no.  They have to — have to — try desperately to link him to right-wing extremists to continue their failed narrative. 

9/11 truther?  Bush-hater?  Must have been caused by his extreme right-wing views and conservative rhetoric:

He became an echo chamber for stray ideas, amplifying, for example, certain grandiose tenets of a number of extremist right-wing groups — including the need for a new money system and the government’s mind-manipulation of the masses through language.

And later this:

One of the responding police officers began to engage him with simple questions, only to enter the Loughner world of logic, in which freedom of speech morphed into freedom of thought and his teacher was required to accept the thoughts he wrote down as a passing grade. The other officer took note of the student’s tilted head and jittery, darting eyes.

A few days later, during a meeting with a school administrator, Mr. Loughner said that he had paid for his courses illegally because, “I did not pay with gold and silver” — a standard position among right-wing extremist groups.

They can’t really help themselves, can they? 

Finally, there’s this, from dipshit Sheriff Dupnik:

Although his law enforcement colleagues are diligently working to shore up their criminal case to counter a possible plea of insanity that could mitigate punishment, Sheriff Dupnik seems torn about Mr. Loughner’s mental state.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that the whole trial will be about did he know right from wrong,” the sheriff said. “We’ll have 15 psychiatrists saying yes. We’ll have 15 psychiatrists saying no. What do I say? I think he’s mentally disturbed.”

Disturbed enough to be found guilty but insane?

“I majored in psychology at the university,” Sheriff Dupnik answered. “Based on what I’ve seen, he is psychotic, he has serious problems with reality, and I think he’s delusional. Does he meet the legal test of guilty but insane? I don’t know.”

Listen, genius.  Your armchair psychiatric analysis isn’t exactly helping things.  You are now on the witness list, for the defense.

Published in: on January 17, 2011 at 11:53 am  Leave a Comment  

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