Friday, February 08, 2013

Blame game for we, not for ye

When Jared Loughner and Jim Holmes carried out their mass shooting sprees in Tucson, AZ and Aurora, CO respectively, leftists and the mainstream media (PTR) attempted to paint political right wing factions as the main influence for setting off these gunmen. Never mind there was never any ample evidence to support such baseless charges. But hey, if the "hateful, racist" Tea Party movement is sufficiently vilified and subsequently rendered irrelevant, then the ends justify the means.

So when former L.A. police officer Christopher Dorner goes on a shooting spree after issuing statements praising President Obama (while savaging Obama's critics), lauding MSNBC news figures as well as the edifying CNN's Piers Morgan, who is to be held responsible? The gunman, of course. And that's exactly how it should be in these types of situations. And if some idiot (media or otherwise) blamed Morgan for stirring up anger in Dorner which in turn caused him to go on a deadly shooting rampage, I guarantee I would be just as indignant as I was over the misplaced blame of the Loughner and Holmes shootings.

However, given Morgan politicized mass shootings (i.e. using them as a cudgel for his gun control platform) merely hours after the tragedies in Aurora, CO and Newtown, CT, he got little sympathy when it was learned that Dorner stated he agreed with Morgan "100% on enacting stricter firearm laws...."

Naturally, Morgan didn't appreciate the irony.

Did you catch that? Deranged criminality? Does this mean Mr. Morgan is finally acquiescing to the fact that guns in the hands of mentally unstable people are actually the more salient issue than the type of weaponry one possesses? Dare to dream.


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