Jared Loughner Didn’t Listen to Political Radio or Watch the News, and Other Claims the Left Will Ignore

In the “Things that aren’t going to matter because they don’t fit the agenda” file we find this:

This morning on “Good Morning America,” ABC’s Ashleigh Banfield sat down with Zach Osler, a high school friend of Jared Loughner, the suspect in the Tucson massacre.

Osler says his friend wasn’t shooting at people, “he was shooting at the world.” Regarding the high-pitched talk radio and cable news political rhetoric, Osler says his friend didn’t even watch the news.

“He did not watch TV. He disliked the news. He didn’t listen to political radio. He didn’t take sides. He wasn’t on the left. He wasn’t on the right.”

He’s not right; he’s not left; he’s crazy!

Meanwhile, the left has their palms firmly over their ears while yelling “LA LA LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU LA LA LA” when these things are said.

Oh, and if you haven’t heard, Sarah Palin’s an anti-semite now. Better than being called a murderer, I guess — but it’s a pitiful knee-jerk backlash given her track record on Israel.

Jim Geraghty has more on the term “blood libel.”

The reason for all this is that Loughner is thought to have made anti-semitic statements, and it’ll help to tie Palin to him if she can be made out an anti-semite too. In other words, they plan to keep tailoring the suit until it fits, no matter how weak the fabric.

Frankly, at this point, Palin could say the sun rises in the east and it would be twisted into some kind of hate statement.

Update: Intellectually honest liberal steps forward: Alan Dershowitz Defends Palin’s Use of “Blood Libel,” Says “Nothing Improper or Anti-Semitic About It”

Update II: CYA from the COP:

Sheriff’s Department and community-college officials in Pima County are refusing to release a wide range of public documents about the man charged in Saturday’s shooting rampage that left six dead and more than a dozen wounded.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department and Pima Community College have declined to release documents that could shed light on run-ins they had with 22-year-old Jared Loughner in the months prior to the shooting.

The Arizona Public Records Law requires that records be “open to inspection by any person at all times” unless officials can prove releasing the information would violate rights of privacy or confidentiality or otherwise harm the best interests of the state.

…or harm the best interests of the local Sheriff.