A Feb. 18 NewsBusters post by Tim Graham bashed a "bizarre" article at "the leftist site Alternet" for not showing "compassion and sympathy for a community after a horrifying mass murder, such as the killings at Northern Illinois University." The article, in Graham's words, "trashed NIU as a mediocre school for mediocre students, and suggested that the "flat" plains of Middle America could make anyone shoot up a school or a post office."
But as with many things, conservatives have led the way in such insensitivity. After last year's Virginia Tech shootings, conservatives regularly blamed the victims for getting shot, with Mark Steyn even claiming that the school "exemplifies" a "culture of passivity."
Where was Graham's outrage about that? Oh, that's right, there wasn't any.