Fox News Interview With Patricia Maisch, Heroic Woman Who Helped Subdue Gunman Jared Loughner *VIDEO*


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Mack
Mack

wow I was so proud of everything that happened by these brave Americans until the end of the video. Why does everything have to be turned into politics and blame put on democrats or republicans. Both parties are the same....they could care less about the average American because they live in their ivory towers with their wonderful medical insurance, rich and forever pensions and their public paid for perks. This wonderful Congresswoman who was shot, even though I don't agree with all of her opinions, strongly believed in our right to bear arms, freedom of speech and protecting our borders. Why does the media and others have to lie and deceive to take away her defending of our Constitution? I pray for her recovery and hope that she stands strong on her previous beliefs for gun rights and protecting our borders. The man that shot her was mentally sick and should not represent any political party or belief and the media AND Sheriiiff Dupnick should just shut up about all of it instead of feeding the fire to divide our country. I'm tired of the media giving certain individuals a voice so that they can just increase their political standing and opinion. Sherriff Dupnik, shut up and do the job that the citizens in Pima County are paying you for...protecting them!

Mark
Mark

When did the writings of Hitler become left wing?Don't most anti government activists rail against the same conspiracies?What left wing commentator tells listeners to stock up on ammo?

Bearman
Bearman

My prayers and condolences to the victims and their families. Thank you to the ordinary people that in a time of extraordinary circumstances stepped up and proved themselves to be extraordinary. This is what true Americans do.

I find it interesting with all of the extreme left wing and NewTimes vitriol against Fox News that this is the clip that is shown. Fox News gets it right more times than the left is willing to admit. Stop foaming at the mouth for a moment and check it out. Was this reporting so bad?

Firearms issues really are nullified in this incident because Rep. Giffords is a firearms owner and supporter.

A pox on those who are turning this into a left vs right political issue. You are only perpetuating the differences instead of accentuating our commonalities.

Bartandjodid
Bartandjodid

Oh man, I loved it!!!! Big FOX NEWS "EXCLUSIVE" ... LOL.

Sarahfarrar
Sarahfarrar

With all due respect to Mrs. Maisch, concerning her comments that the "Extreme Right" is responsible for this massacre, I would like to say that Jared Loughner's classmates have described him as a "leftwing pothead".....Loughner has written that his favorite books are Mein Kamph and Marx's Communist Manifesto.This guy was not a right winger. I, personally, am very conservative and I deeply object to people saying that this horrific incident can be attributed to conservatives. Does anyone remember the vitriol and abuse that the Left heaped on George Bush for eight years? Some of them calling for his assassination? This awful stuff goes both ways and it is all our fault.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Mrs. Maisch, we are very proud of you for what you did to help subdue the shooter. Your part likely saved many more people injury or death...

Jim3K
Jim3K

This lady is terrific. And Senator Kyl should listen to what she has to say about the right-wing rhetoric before he defends the right for its poisonous approach to politics

Loosecannonsbluesband
Loosecannonsbluesband

Just to be clear, clear - Representative Giffords was for upholding the Constitution, which clearly spells out the right of indiivduals to bear arms AND ALSO clearly allows for the regulation of the individual's possession of a weapon. This is settled law as the Supreme Court issued their opinion in the Heller Matter.

There are no "anti-gun groups" active today in the United States. There are pro-gun regulation groups, however, NONE of these advocate the banning of gun ownership generally.

Here's a great group that is working to reduce gun violence:

http://www.bradycampaign.org/

Does this sound sane? Nearly 3,000 victims and the 19 hijackers died in the attacks on 9/11. The U.S. taxpayer was tapped by the Republicans and GWBush to invade 2 countries, kill, maim and destroy hundreds of thousands of people and displace millions more. Yet, over 50,000 people are killed or maimed EVERY YEAR by gun violence and yet we do nothing. Again, I ask you - does that sound like sane policy?

Jim3K
Jim3K

Sarah -- to add on... you support your view by asking "Does anyone remember the vitriol and abuse that the Left heaped on George Bush for eight years? Some of them calling for his assassination? This awful stuff goes both ways and it is all our fault. "

Frankly, I am at a loss to find any assassination attempts during the Bush administration. I can't recall a single public official murdered by a "liberal" during that time frame. Indeed, far-left rhetoric, though sometimes offensive, generally did not call for Bush's assassination or any GOP legislator. So let's be clear. The murders/attempted murders have all come from the right, not the so-called left. And, please, I am not suggesting that conservatives are murderous--only that the ones who have made that attempt have been misled by conservative talking points, mostly coming from right-wing hate radio ("kill the Chicago judges", the Oakland shootout, the Holocaust Museum guard murder and the like) have been influenced by people claiming to be conservatives. Not to mention Palin and her "cross-hair" bulls-eyes, including the one aimed at Giffords. If you can find liberals making such statements, you are not simultaneously finding anyone actually following their lead and carrying out murders.

So, keep your conservative views if you wish. Just don't honor the poisonous speech which leads to murder; condemn it instead. Disagreement is one thing; assassination is another. Contrary to your point of view, conservative-fueled paranoia and liberal dissonance/dissent are not equivalents.

Jim3K
Jim3K

With all due respect, Sarah, you are incorrect in two ways. First, Loughner was was a disturbed individual, but he was influenced by the right wing gun/anti-immigrant rhetoric so endemic in Arizona. Second, Sheriff Dupnik accurately has described Arizona as a "mecca for prejudice and bigotry." For you to suggest otherwise shows you have your head in the sand. He favors community policing and understands the ethnic diversity in the state. He also sees the right wing, mostly white, conservatives abusing other groups. He also sees the right, correctly, as drawing racial crazies into the conflict. Note the murders of the Mexican-American family in southern/rural Pima County last year by an anti-immigrant/criminal gang, whose leader was from Washington state. If you look at that, you will see what the Sheriff is talking about.

Mkj62372
Mkj62372

Yeah, right. Too bad for your rhetoric he turned out to be a far left pothead according to friends who knew him best. Do I think he killed because of that? No. I think he killed because he was a nutcase, possibly psycho. You need to get your facts before you spew your left wing idealogical idiocy.

Sm1
Sm1

IMHO, you are 180 degree wrong, Jim3K. Respectfully, I urge you to actually listen to ALL the news, not just that with which you agree. The "hate" is almost entirely from the left, though there is insanity everywhere.

I was like you once, and a combination of growing more open-minded and mature enabled me to come to much different conclusions than I did when I was younger. Some never grow more mature, unfortunately. They remain brainwashed from school days.

I have never seen evidence presented by the left, of violent right-wing rhetoric. The discussion usually ends when lefties are asked to submit proof.

Mkj62372
Mkj62372

And how do you feel now that it's being reported that this guy was a Mein Kampf, Communist Manifesto left wing pothead? Pretty much invalidates all of the conclusions you jumped to before you knew the facts?

Jet555
Jet555

The Sheriff is a liberal who should have left his personal opinions out of a press conference. Just the facts would have been nice.

Just so you're in the clear, Gabby Giffords was also Pro Gun and Pro Border Security. The Daily Kos (a liberal blog) called her for removal and mentioned Death quite a few times when they found that Gifford voted against Pelosi just days ago.

Jim3K
Jim3K

@Sm1: So you've never seen evidence of violent right wing rhetoric? Here's some: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H... Turner, a right wing radio talker, was convicted just a few months ago of making threats against federal judges in Chicago. There's more evidence if you want it.

Jim3K
Jim3K

@Sm1 and Mkj63272. Mostly I think we'd agree that this guy is mentally unstable. But here is a link (http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpoi... which says law enforcement believes he is also connected to a right-wing crowd called the American Renaissance group. Specifically it says:

"Fox News reported on a law enforcement memo which states that there is "no direct connection" between Loughner and the extremist American Renaissance group. But, the memo states, "strong suspicion is being directed at AmRen / American Renaissance. Suspect is possibly linked to this group. (through videos posted on his MySpace and YouTube account.). The group's ideology is anti-government, anti-immigration, anti-ZOG (Zionist Occupational Government), anti-Semitic."

Loughner, Politico points out, seems to have been influenced by David Wynn Miller, a conspiracy theorist who believes, as Loughner wrote in one of his videos, that "the government is implying mind control and brainwash on the people by controlling grammar."

So who is it that's not reading the news? I believe that would be both of you. Clearly this unstable person was being influenced by right wing rhetoric. Deny it if you want, but if you do, you are ignoring reality.

Loosecannonsbluesband
Loosecannonsbluesband

Just to be clear, clear - Representative Giffords was for upholding the Constitution, which clearly spells out the right of indiivduals to bear arms AND ALSO clearly allows for the regulation of the individual's possession of a weapon. This is settled law as the Supreme Court issued their opinion in the Heller Matter.

There are no "anti-gun groups" active today in the United States. There are pro-gun regulation groups, however, NONE of these advocate the banning of gun ownership generally.

Here's a great group that is working to reduce gun violence:

http://www.bradycampaign.org/

Does this sound sane? Nearly 3,000 victims and the 19 hijackers died in the attacks on 9/11. The U.S. taxpayer was tapped by the Republicans and GWBush to invade 2 countries, kill, maim and destroy hundreds of thousands of people and displace millions more. Yet, over 50,000 people are killed or maimed EVERY YEAR by gun violence and yet we do nothing. Again, I ask you - does that sound like sane policy?

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