In the Post's
coverage, the paper claimed that the shooter "expressed disagreement
" with the Family Research Council's political positions as he broke out the firepower. Goldberg is right. This is a absurd as it gets in the Old Media.
Let's contrast the Post's
treatment with ABC's Brian Ross who last month immediately went looking for Tea Party members that might have a similar name to the Colorado theater shooter in an attempt to smear Tea Partiers with that crime
well before anyone knew a thing about the killer.
Or recall when Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was shot in 2011. Then the Old Media lost its collective mind in a frenzied race to again blame the Tea Party
. Of course, it was eventually found out that the murderer in that case had no discernible political ideology, even while citing certain left-wing ideas in his rambling manifesto.
But this week, as an unhinged gay rights activist walks into the pro-traditional family group's HQ and begins to shoot up the place, suddenly the coverage is quite vague and restrained.
Of course, the pro-traditional family outfit has been called a "hate group
" by the extremist, left-wing group The Southern Poverty Law Center. So, with this fact, one has to wonder why the Old Media isn't rushing forward to say that this demonization of the FRC by the SPLC isn't the cause of this violence
? After all, the SPLC is engendering hate against the Family Research Council, right? With the Old Media's anti-Tea Party logic, the SPLC caused
But so far, crickets on that count.
Another extremist that has repeatedly gone for the Tea Party's throat blaming every violent incident on grassroots conservatives is MSNBC's Chris Matthews. Yet on the night of the shooting at the FRC, Matthews decided it wasn't worth even a mention
Gee, Chris, what happened? You didn't check you emails or watch the day's news on Wednesday?
It all makes you wonder, where's the wild-eyed accusations of who is at fault, Old Media? Or is the fact that since this
shooter is a gay rights activist and left-winger it is causing you to suddenly realize that blaming politicians or political parties is not such a great idea after all?