By Brent Parrish
Following the 2011 Tuscon shooting, I predicted the left-wing media would jump on the opportunity to use the horrific crime as an opportunity to further their political goals. I just have seen this behavior from radical leftists for too long now. It is completely predictable. Oh, and they didn’t let me down, either. Not only did they “not let me down,” it was way beyond even what I thought possible, in terms of vicious audacity and outright buffoonery.
If you might recall, Sarah Palin and the Tea Party were blamed for the 2011 shooting in Tuscon, which resulted in six deaths and one wounded, as well as former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-D) being critically injured. At the time, the preposterous notion was fomented by the progressive media that target reticule symbols printed on Palin’s campaign literature somehow influenced the shooter, Jared Loughner, to commit a heinous multiple murder.
Just so we’re all on the same page, here’s a prime example of some of the ridiculous linkages and rhetoric that was being bantered about by the deranged left in their all-out effort to smear Sarah Palin and the Tea Party.
After the tragic fatal shooting of six people yesterday, half-governor Sarah Palin’s supporters are scrambling more than Michael Vick trying to escape Justin Tuck’s clutches in order to make an excuse for Palin’s pathetic use of crosshairs in an ad for the 2010 midterm elections which targeted 20 Democratic Representatives who voted for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Fast forward to the Aurora movie theater mass shooting. The media was quick to “rush to judgement” and blame, once again, the Tea Party.
ABC’s Brian Ross reported this morning that there is “a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado, page on the Colorado Tea party site… talking about him joining the Tea Party last year.”
Ross later apologized for his rash conclusions. But it was too little too late.
Of course, we can’t forget the unimaginable horror of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre which saw scores of children shot dead by madman Adam Lanza. Yet, like clockwork, the mainstream-media went into hyper-drive and blamed the NRA and the nation’s legal gun-owners for the appalling atrocity. It’s just utter nonsense, yet this is what passes for journalism from our state-run press these days—ruthless left-wing agitprop and unadulterated leftist political advocacy.
Is there ever any respect or period of observable mourning for the dead and the victims of these awful crimes by the mainstream-media? If there is any mention of the victims by the MSM, it is only an effort to further a political cause via emotional appeal—like so-called “gun control,” for example—otherwise tributes and memorials to the victims are cast aside as “not viable” for promoting the cause—which is the only the liberal media cares about … nothing can supersede the struggle.
Now consider what just happened in Boston. Instantly the vile spinsters of leftist agitprop (i.e. MSM) went immediately to work to try and link, once again, the bombing of innocent Americans at Monday’s Boston Marathon to “right-wing” groups. MSNBC’s resident socialist Larry O’Donnell even went so far as to blame the NRA for helping the Boston bombers get away.
Oh, it doesn’t end there. I’m just getting started. So buckle up. As a matter of fact, while researching this post, I found so many glaring examples of frothing progressive liberals in the media and the state-run press eager to “rush to judgement” and blame “white people” and so-called “right-wing groups” for the bombings in Boston that I can’t include it all here. It would takes days, weeks, months … maybe even years.
The lefty rag Salon was desperate to pin the blame on a “white person.” Why? I don’t know. Well … I do. But I digress. I could care less about the skin color or ethnicity of the terrorists; I just want to see them brought to justice. But that doesn’t really fit the leftist narrative in regards to promoting the cause. Remember, according to the radicals of the left, America is evil and must be punished for her crimes—the left’s version of social justice.
MSDNC (formerly known as MSNBC) brought in a Harvard professor to claim the “far right” may be to blame for the bombings. Tingles (Chris Matthews) and Democratic representative William Keating proposed it might be Tax Day or Patriots Day that provided the motivation for the heinous attack. Matthews had also stated he believed domestic terrorists tend to be on the far right. Is that right? We’ll just ignore that prestigious teaching position granted Kathy Boudin at Columbia Univ. recently. Oh, by the way, Chris, Floyd Corkins called.
The Daily Caller reported Matthews remarked on the Tax Day suggestion by Rep. Keating, saying:
“Well you’re right, congressman,” Matthews replied. “So many iconic days — it’s Patriots Day, it’s the Marathon Day, it’s the Kennedy Library always up there. And also as you point out — I just forgot because I filed already — that it’s filing day for the federal income tax, which does cause some emotions around the country, sometimes in the wrong parts of the brain.”
CNN News interviewed analyst Peter Bergen who suggested “right-wing extremists” might behind the Boston bombings. And CNN’s Christiane Amanpour was “hoping beyond hope” that the bombers were not Muslims. Why? I don’t know. Well … I do. But I digress.
Our agitprop-lovin’ friends at CNN were also of the mind that the pressure cooker bombs used in the Boston bombings were a “signature of right-wing individuals.” That’s an interesting conclusion considering pressure cooker bombs are a common signature device of al-Qaeda. But, once again, that narrative does not support the cause.
Our government-funded state-press corporations, like NPR, were quick to jump on the bandwagon and heavily hinted anti-government, right-wing were responsible for the terrorist attack in Boston. NPR even alleged Hitler’s birthday may have motivated the right to bomb Boston Marathon:
“The thinking, as we have been reporting, is that this is a domestic, extremist attack and officials are leaning that way largely because of the timing of the attack. April is a big month for anti-government and right-wing individuals. There’s the Columbine anniversary, there’s Hitler’s birthday, there’s the Oklahoma City bombing, the assault on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco.”
Speaking of the government, you can’t mention a crisis without blaming the sequester for the bombings, as Steny Hoyer did. Perhaps I should put Steny Hoyer in contact with Bob Woodward so he can be reminded the sequester was Obama’s idea. More troubling, are comments by David Axelrod, who was more than willing to jump on the Tax Day bandwagon and blame conservatives. But, following these baseless allegations, Axelrod has gone silent after the suspects were identified as Muslims.
In lockstep, our friends in Hollywood were, of course, all too eager to blame the terror on “conservatives.” Just ask the rather rotund and scraggly beard-challenged Michael Moore.
Dried up comedian Jay Mohr used the opportunity of the Boston bombings to call for a complete repeal of the Second Amendment … because that’s such a winning issue for the left these days [sarcasm].
Oh, and let’s not forget our friends from of the International Progressive Left. A former U.N. official was more than happy to blame the right-wing for the Boston terror attack.
And last, but never least, no terror attack would be complete without blaming the Mossad and the Jooooooos, as the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is wont to do … among others. Taqqiya at its finest: Accuse the enemy of the every same crimes they themselves are committing. Sound familiar?
So, who or what is to blame for the bloody Boston terror attack? Shouldn’t that be a no-brainer? Their names are Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and anyone else who supported or assisted in their atrocious and violent rampage. They were apparently motivated by the desire to wage violent Jihad against Americans, or any other living thing that might be in their way.
The cost in lives lost and the unimaginable suffering of those wounded, and the distress and grief of their families and friends, is incalculable. When one tries to ascribe blame for such despicable and deplorable actions to those who did not do it, then one has a neurotically self-involved hidden agenda which is nothing short of evil—effectively exonerating the wicked while condemning the innocent … blame the blameless, while winking at the guilty.
And what will such efforts bring? Only more death, destruction and intense suffering. The fact that so many on the left are so willing to exploit atrocities and tragedies for their own nefarious political ends will be their own undoing. Of that, I’m certain. But how many will suffer and die because the left refuses to accept reality of Islamic terrorism? It appears the minions of the left only propose to engage in ever more calumny against the “right-wing.” To our sworn enemies, we are neither right or left; we are just wrong. Total annihilation of the Western Civilization is the goal of the jihadi.
I’m not sure which part of “kill” the left does not get. But their lack of understanding of the concept is an existential threat to all peace-loving Americans. They refuse to define the enemy and take decisive action when required for the common defense of the nation as a whole, despite political differences.
No, the radicals of the left are too busy labeling those who disagree with their political policies and oppressive social agenda “enemies of the state.” Never mind the fact that these “enemies of the state” are their own their own neighbors and countrymen. Such resentment and anger of their own has blinded the left to the real threat that wishes to wipe them out. That’s the problem with zealousness and fanaticism: it’s deaf, dumb and blind.
Yet who leads up this whole radical leftist cabal? Who is the supreme leader of all this calumnious nonsense? Would it not be a one Barack Hussein Obama? And is it not Barack Hussein Obama who lectures the American people on not rushing to judgement regarding the motives and beliefs of the Boston bombers? Yet Obama has no problem of standing at the head of the pack of a bunch of raging leftist radicals who are willing to throw out any accusation or allegation against their political foes if it means they can achieve their predetermined ends—more power and control over people—the quintessential definition of evil.