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 (@kaitlancollins) June 29, 2018
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 President's mission to villainize the press as "the enemy of the American people."
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) June 28, 2018
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 a longstanding grudge against the paper and little else is known so far. But Trump is the only president in memory to call the press “the enemy of the people.” https://t.co/QmGBikZh0L
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 29, 2018
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 because she thinks one of you people who yell at me on Twitter are gonna kill me one day.
So maybe we could take this occasion to cool down the media criticism thanks.
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) June 28, 2018
You first, Matt.
It turns out that what is really uncivil — and dangerous — is calling the press the enemy of the people.
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) June 28, 2018
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.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 29, 2018
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.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 28, 2018
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,” you’re not paying attention. https://t.co/mHjWLzgGbC
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) June 28, 2018
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 reporters ignore the fact that it was the media/left who originally popularized the term "Fake News."
4. Comes out shooting has nothing to do with Trump.
5. No Apologies.
— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) June 29, 2018
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.