The race for the New York Times’ most disgusting columnist is a real toss-up between Paul Krugman and Frank Rich. In a Walter Duranty-esque way, both stubbornly refuse to see the facts of Tucson, and this morning Rich pretty much says the facts don’t matter:
Did Loughner see Palin’s own most notorious contribution to the rancorous tone — her March 2010 Web graphic targeting Congressional districts? We have no idea — nor does it matter.
Actually, it does matter, since the shooter’s twisted grudge predates that map by a couple years.
More: The Times’ dishonesty regarding the shooter isn’t limited to its star columnists. They don’t call that rag “The Old Gray Liar” for nothing.