Newsweek Cover Portays Gunman Wrapped in American Flag

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Gee, what message is Newsweek trying to send with this cover?

Stacy McCain notes that Jonathan Alter’s 2000 word essay fails to include the word Zeigeist. I guess it doesn’t fit the narrative. Donald Douglas has even more to say:

I noted this previously with Jill Lepore’s scurrilous linkage of Jared Loughner to the “cult of the Constitution.” What Alter does is even worse, since in purporting to offer a grand analysis of political assassination in history, he reveals only a cookie-cutter template within which to place the Tucson rampage…

Read the whole thing. Is it any wonder Newsweek was sold for a dollar?

Update: The Camp of the Saints linked, and noted that this is typical leftist graffiti. Sad but true.