Media, Left Blames Shooting on "Trump's Rhetoric." Um, Don't They Call Us Nazis?
Yes, all people are hypocrites. But if you've been comparing Trump-supporters to Nazis, Donald Trump to Hitler, and casually dropping holocaust references whenever someone proposes a policy you don't like, maybe roll back blaming other people's "rhetoric" for a shooting.
Because yesterday, a man with a personal grudge against a newspaper, killed 5 people at that newspaper. But leftists both in and out of media rushed to blame Trump's rhetoric against the "fake news" press as the shooter's motive.
I don’t want to hear the phrase “fake news” ever again.— Kaitlan Collins (@Kaitlan Collins) 1530240190.0
Idea: stop pushing fake news. Like the fake news Trump's words had anything to do with this shooting.
Screen capture because he retweeted the shooter's name. He tweeted a Trump story from 2015. You're reaching here, mate. While being wildly irresponsible.
The shooting today in the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland cannot reasonably be separated from the P… https://t.co/vTlRryVjuI— Lauren Duca (@Lauren Duca) 1530216993.0
Look it, if we're going to tone done the rhetoric, then let's carry it out across the board. Which means you'll need to supsend blanket accusations. Like blaming the president's words for a shooting which had nothing to do with the president's words.
This is like Hypocrite-ception.
Supporting local journalism is important, what happened today is sickening. This alleged gunman appears to have had… https://t.co/dobD1pvuxx— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman) 1530236191.0
So close. "Little else is known so far... But TRUMP IS MEAN TO THE PRESS!"
I don’t know why this shooter attacked a newsroom, but I do know my very sweet mother just called me in tears becau… https://t.co/BwsF4UMfbB— Matt Fuller (@Matt Fuller) 1530226297.0
You first, Matt.
It turns out that what is really uncivil -- and dangerous -- is calling the press the enemy of the people.— Jennifer Rubin (@Jennifer Rubin) 1530220530.0
It turns out what is really uncivil -- and dangerous -- is calling everyone who supports Donald Trump a Nazi in efforts to dehumanize them, leading some to think violence is the only answer against Nazis. Read High School Teacher Compares 'Make America Great Again' to Nazis and BRAGGING? Antifa Website Proudly Promotes Violence Against 'Nazi' Trump Supporters.
#TheWire creator David Simon (@AoDespair) lays partial blame for newspaper shooting on Trump's hateful rhetoric… https://t.co/usmwfI7kNK— The Hollywood Reporter (@The Hollywood Reporter) 1530285671.0
And another one. It's like there's a trend.
Then there's Alyssa Milano, roping in Milo, saying "Words matter."
Milo Yosnnopoulos texts about ‘gunning down journalists’ 2 days ago. Words matter. Annapolis #NoRA https://t.co/Q6eTLieTkK— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa Milano) 1530217941.0
I'm not going to defend what Milo may or may not have said. But if you're going to blame Milo's words for a shooting, when Milo had nothing to do with the shooting, how are you innocent?
For context, here are celebrities making casual references to the Nazis, the holocaust, or Hitler.
If anyone thinks comparing what’s happening in our country to the Holocaust or to the handmaids tale is “ridiculous… https://t.co/LvYRz2lZ8n— Chelsea Handler (@Chelsea Handler) 1530222223.0
Immigration enforcement isn't the holocaust. Not even close. Going by the left's own rules, this kind of rhetoric inspires violence.
Here's an article urging us to take the Trump-Nazi comparisons seriously. Here's a Washington Post article, whose new subhead is "Democracy dies in darkness" making an indirect comparison that Trump is Hitler by pointing out President Hoover met with Hitler. It's relevant because Trump met with RocketMan.
1. An awful shooting happens. 2. Reporters rush to blame @realDonaldTrump without any evidence. 3. These reporter… https://t.co/gV1zVuk8Pa— Andrew Surabian (@Andrew Surabian) 1530278148.0
So if we want to all dial down the rhetoric, perhaps the side who's been calling the right "Nazis" should go first. You know, the home of Antifa. Maybe start denouncing Antifa. Just suggestions.