Palin is just another politician. She is going to be just as inflammatory and deflecting as most other politicians. I don't see the point of trying to pin the massacre on her, unless the goal is to suppress freedom of speech. ESPECIALLY, since there is ZERO evidence connecting her to the shooter. If the facts reveal that they are connected, I will concede those facts, but I will not concede that it justifies suppression of free speech. I think Congresswoman Giffords would say the same thing.
It's not about pinning the blame on her. This controversy should be about people, and particularly the news media and politicians, taking responsibility that what they say and do can have consequences and that so much of it in the news assaulting us on a daily basis has had a negative effect on our society as a whole. And IMO, the news media is doing just that all over again by trying to deflect what has happened and absolve themselves of any responsibility. They are creating more red herrings to get people upset and instead of having meaningful discussions or trying to reverse the trend, we're feeding right into it all over again. Who's pulling the strings, folks?