Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Today Presents Another Opportunity For the Media to Look Like The Hypocrites They Are

Why would someone send pipe bombs with dummy triggering devices to obvious high-profile democrats just days before a crucial election, one where the Republicans are extremely competitive? After weeks of videos of crazed mobs publicly harassing conservatives, do we have a progressive non-exploding 'we're bomb victims' hoax.

We have all watched as time and time again CNN talking heads have gone out of their way to excuse left-wing violence. Fredo Cuomo has asserted that not all punches were equal, Antifa punches were better than conservative punches. Don Lemon celebrated the restaurant mobbing of Republicans while bubble head Brooke Baldwin argued passionately that democrat mobs were not mobs, and to say an angry, intimidating mob was a mob was a "Republican talking point."

But now, oh how things will change. We will have many hours of moral instruction from our Ruling Caste about how now it's time to start tone-policing, and that tone-policing will begin and end with telling Republicans they have to stop making political arguments or else People Will Die. They again will be executing the Sarah Palin Playbook, completely ignoring the fact that Democrats have frequently called for confrontation and incivility, and that CNN in particular has been a strident advocate for mob intimidation and even mob violence.

David Gregory in fact went out of his way to distinguish restaurant-mobbing (permissible!) from this possible bomb attempt against the Democrat-Media Complex, because this last one could actually hurt people. Unlike say, antifa beating people in the head with heavy steel bike-locks. Gregory apparently forgot the entire premise of the "Climate of Hate" meme, which is that smaller provocations create an environment of permissiveness of violence. That is, as the democrats had it in 2010, Sarah Palin running an ad "targeting" democrat seats naturally encourages actual targeting. But now David Gregory says that targeting people for in-real-life harassment and short-term false imprisonment cannot possibly encourage more serious terroristic acts.

UPDATE: Fredo Cuomo's brother, New York Gov. Andrew bravely stared down the threat posed by a “suspicious package” sent to his office, which was found to have contained very scary informational literature. But just to make sure that no other New Yorkers have to face the danger he faced, he’s taking bold, decisive action:

Thank You MJA@IOTWReport for the Linkage!

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