Daily Mail: How America's elite hijacked a massacre to take revenge on Sarah Palin
On a sunny Saturday morning outside the local Safeway in Tucson, Arizona, a man pulls out a powerful handgun, opens fire - and engulfs the U.S. in a political firestorm.
Six people were killed on Saturday, including a nine-year-old girl.
But it was the fact that the target was a Democratic
congresswoman - who is fighting for her life -
which has sparked such a furious row, not, as one might expect, over the nature of America's gun laws, but over the vitriolic nature of its politics.........
Gabrielle Giffords was a Democrat and much - but not all - of the badly spelt, incoherent YouTube jumble that passed for the politics of her attacker was broadly 'Right-wing'.
As a result, many liberal commentators and establishment figures have leapt at the opportunity to blame conservative politicians.
The rush to make political capital out of a mass shooting shows just how nasty U.S. politics has become. Under Barack Obama, America is more polarised than it has been for 40 years......
Despite the lack of any evidence that the Tucson gunman had supported Mrs Palin, let alone seen the graphic, critics -- including senior Democrats in Congress --- have decreed she is somehow culpable.