As the Chris Dorner rampage indicates, collectivism is violent in its base nature. How can it be otherwise, since its fundamental premise is to prevent consenting relationships among adults? In this case it wasn’t possible, even for Old Media, to blame it on conservatives. Because the terms “conservative” and “right wing” are used by Old Media as labels for “bad stuff”, absent that signal we see the natural tendency towards violence leading to exculpation for Dorner.
This isn’t a recent phenomenon — when violence doesn’t work great efforts are made to change the labeling, as was done spectacularly in rewriting the history of fascism as a “right wing” phenomenon when it is an outgrowth of socialism as any perusal of actual history shows1.
From all this we see once again that the claims of being “popular” and “for the people” is another Big Lie — people do not, in general, like what the tranzis are about and obtaining the power to impose unpopular policies requires massive propaganda.
1 Even the Haymarket riots look very different if you dig through the contemporary data and not revisionist history.