Gabrielle Giffords To Resign From Congress: Fox Nation’s Nauseating Response

A year ago this month, in a shopping mall in Tucson, Arizona, a shocking and tragic massacre occurred that took the lives of six people and wounded 13 others, including U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Giffords was shot in the head and has been fighting courageously to restore her health. She has been making what doctors and friends say is remarkable progress.

Nevertheless, today she announced that she will be resigning her seat in congress in order to concentrate on her recovery. It is an understandable and unselfish decision that balances the needs of her constituents and her medical care.

Sadly, some people, upon hearing this news, have a distinctly different reaction:

Fox Nation

That grotesque comment hardly needs any embellishment. I want to note that there were many comments that criticized this commenter and wished Giffords a speedy recovery. However, this is not the only comment of its kind and it isn’t the first time this has occurred. There were incidents where the Fox Nationalists advocated killing George Soros. Then there were the times that they called for Obama’s assassination. Last year Bill O’Reilly interviewed President Obama on the day of the Super Bowl. A commenter on that article said this:


As I said at the time, Bill O’Reilly is one of the biggest critics of hostile comments on blogs. He went so far as to say that Marcos Moulitsas (of DailyKos) and Arianna Huffington (of the Huffington Post) are as bad as Nazis because he found some objectionable comments on their sites. Somehow I don’t expect him to be similarly outraged by these cretins’ comments. But the frequency and predictability of these sentiments is appalling and disgraceful and should not go unnoticed.

Best wishes for a fast and full recovery, Gabby.


5 thoughts on “Gabrielle Giffords To Resign From Congress: Fox Nation’s Nauseating Response

  1. Gabrielle Giffords is truly a class act. She represents everything the Teabaggers and alot of other Republicans dont’t-namely, love of her country, courage and putting the interests of her constituents ahead of her own.

    • “…represents everything the (Tea Party patriots) don’t…love of country…”

      That is a lie. No matter how many times lefties keep blathering their little testicle jokes and their lies about the Tea Party, they will be answered with real truth to power.

      And speaking of disgusting comments: There were still noodleheads at the Huffington Post who spewed comments on this subject like this: “Maybe Sarah Stupid will finally get charged with mass murder over this shooting.” Despite the fact that rhetoric had absolutely nothing to do with this massacre.

      You see, Mark, I will differentiate here. When I checked out that thread, most of the comments were very respectful and decent, and I will acknowledge that. That comes in spite of your effort to take one or two disgusting comments on Fox Nation and then try to claim that they somehow represent Fox News viewers as a whole. No bloody froozin’ way, son.

      • You need to re-read my article, “son.” I specifically noted that there were many respectful comments as well as comments condemning the one shown.

        However, I pointed out a disturbing pattern that has revealed itself over time and that I think people should be aware of.

        I would condemn such language from anyone.

        • That “disturbing pattern” exists on both sides. And I congratulate you for acknowledging the respectful comments on Fox Nation.

          I should clarify one thing: The number of disgusting comments on the Huffington Post seems to have diminshed over the years. And Huffpo was never the worst of the blogs in that regard. I think that distinction belongs to Democtatic Underground.

          • Why do you think that matters? Other people do it too? SO WHAT? What’s the point you try to make when you say that? Do you say it because you think its a defense? It’s not, and logically it makes you look like a fool.

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