The New York Times editorial board shocked respectable writers everywhere, insisting “when Jared Lee Loughner opened fire in a supermarket parking lot, grievously wounding Representative Gabby Giffords and killing six people, including a 9-year-old girl, the link to political incitement was clear. Before the shooting, Sarah Palin’s political action committee circulated a map of targeted electoral districts that put Ms. Giffords and 19 other Democrats under stylized cross hairs” (NY Times). From the Washington Examiner: There is no proof that the Tucson shooting was inspired by the crosshairs map. There’s no evidence Loughner ever saw the map or even followed Palin. The shooter reportedly didn’t watch television, he didn’t read the news and he didn’t listen to talk radio. “He didn’t take sides. He wasn’t on the Left. He wasn’t on the Right,” said Loughner’s high school friend Zach Osle (Washington Examiner). From Ross Douthat, written right after the Gabby Giffords shooting (NY Times). A look at how the left reacted to the Giffords shooting in 2011 and is reacting quite differently today (Hot Air).