February 09, 2013

Somethings happening here.

What it is isn't exactly clear...

Christopher Dorner is one sick, criminal individual. If you follow the headlines he made some tragic ones.

He posted his reasons Link.  This has caused quite a ruckus among the liberals who have been so quick to jump on the blame righty band wagon. Which leads Michelle Malkin to ask: "Question: What will this rabid Blame Righty mob do now that an alleged triple-murderer has singled out prominent lefties in the media and Hollywood for fawning praise as part of his crazed manifesto advocating cop-killing?"

"There could hardly be a more obvious example of media hypocrisy and biased selectivity".~ Tom Blumer. Who rightly points out AP's lack of coverage of this angle.

"Of course, the liberal figures praised by Dorner had nothing to do with his crimes. Yet Times journalists have linked conservative media personalities and the Tea Party to crimes they had no link to at all, not even very tenuous ones as in Dornan's rant." ~Clay Waters. Has a similer take on the NYT lack of journalistic integrity.

"So, we’re supposed to think Dorner is a garden-variety disturbed individual going on a shooting spree, and while that is true, it's pretty clear from his manifesto that he has has liberal affinities, which some in the media seem to be hesitant to document in their reports." ~ Matt Vespa. Who takes issue with PBS on the same subject.

One would think that vain attempts to tie killings to the right is noble and denying more obvious connections  likewise. If anyone out there doubts the leanings of our informational sources.  This screams loudly!

Doug Powers over at Michelle Malkins blog offers this question:
Q: What makes someone who politicizes shootings call for a temporary moratorium on politicizing shootings?

A: When the person who pulled the trigger writes a manifesto saying he’s a fan:

Shocking to see how many gun rights tweeters think this shocking LA cop-killer’s manifesto is something to joke about. It’s not.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 7, 2013

The LA cop-killer murder spree has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with deranged criminality. I hope they catch him asap.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 7, 2013

Yes, the man who thinks Sarah Palin owes Gabby Giffords an apology and that the NRA is responsible for Adam Lanza’s actions suddenly doesn’t want to politicize a shooting. What gives?

A bizarre manifesto by Dr. Dorner was first published by KTLA-TV, where he praised President Obama and his gun control efforts, along with media that touted those efforts, such as Morgan.

“[G]ive Piers Morgan an indefinite resident alien and Visa card,” the manifesto reads. “Mr. Morgan, the problem that many American gun owners have with you and your continuous discussion of gun control is that you are not an American citizen and have an accent that is distinct and clarifies that you are a foreigner. I want you to know that I agree with you 100% on enacting stricter firearm laws …. If you had [sic] a well regulated AWB [assault weapons ban], this would not happen. The time is now to reinstate a ban that will save lives. Why does any sportsman need a 30 round magazine for hunting? Why does anyone need a suppressor? Why does anyone need a AR15 rifle?"

Morgan would have written the same things he did in the Tweets above if the suspected killer had expressed support for the Tea Party or had voiced agreement with Rush Limbaugh, right?
Everybody mentioned in the “manifesto,” including Morgan, obviously aren’t to blame for the killings (unless we apply Morgan’s usual reasoning — or lack thereof). If only this particular situation were enough to make Morgan recognize the glaring flaw in his thinking. It won’t be enough — because what Morgan does isn’t thinking, it’s raw political opportunism that has been forced to take a brief hiatus.

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