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Why the left gets away with it
WP Opinions ^ | Aug 16 2012 | Jennifer Rubin

Posted on 08/16/2012 10:52:06 AM PDT by scottjewell

Imagine the roles were reversed. An employee of the Christian conservative Family Research Council goes over to the D.C. Center for the LGBT Community.

He shouts, “It’s not you, it’s about the policy!” He shoots a security guard. The FRC leadership expresses remorse, but the media are out for blood. The story is above the fold in the major newspapers. It leads on every network news program. MSNBC runs a banner all day: Christian hate group attempts mayhem against gays. The president goes on camera to deliver remarks on tolerance and goes to the bedside of the wounded LGBT security guard. The hue and cry goes up for FRC to shut its doors. Its “hateful rhetoric” is responsible for the violence, we are told. Sponsors of FRC are targeted for harassment, and groups that donate to FRC are denounced as well. This must end!

It’s entirely believable, because we’ve seen variations on the theme so many times. But of course in reality the FRC security guard was shot, and the incident doesn’t make the front pages of most newspapers. No one would dare hold the LGBT community responsible. And the White House press secretary had a statement from the president, who didn’t publicly speak on the incident itself.

The coverage was bizarre in some instances. Take the local ABC affiliate, which said that some advocacy groups were “casting” it as a hate crime. Umm, didn’t the shooter say it was about FRC’s Christian conservative policies?

Why did the press not swarm the offices of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tagged FRC as a “hate group” and routinely vilifies FRC? Why not query the anti-Chick-Fil-A boycotters?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gay; hate; hatecrime; homosexualagenda; rhetoric

1 posted on 08/16/2012 10:52:10 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Here is a case in point:

The false politicization of the Family Research Council shooting,0,206712.story

2 posted on 08/16/2012 11:00:32 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Several reasons.

(1) Media bias. Liberal rhetoric can’t be responsible because liberals are kind and tolerant. Blah, blah. The media ain’t what it used to be, though.

(2) Conservatives are good and reasonable people. We wouldn’t blame conservative rhetoric if a conservative went-off, so we don’t blame liberal rhetoric if a liberal goes off. Liberals are not quite so good or sensible ... they demagogue and blame conservative rhetoric even if the shooter clearly wasn’t conservative, or even if they’re just making wild-ass guesses.

(3) Guns. Liberals always blame guns. We always blame the shooter. They aim for political points ... we aim for justice.

(4) To be honest, the shooter sucked. Armed to the teeth — he got off one shot, wounded a guy, and got his ass whipped. Thank God he was so incompetent ... but if he hadn’t been, I think he’d get a bit more attention.


3 posted on 08/16/2012 11:03:38 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Excellent points! Thank you for those. I wholly agree. And yes, it was providential - imagine the bloodshed had he gone upstairs...

4 posted on 08/16/2012 11:09:23 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell
Unbelievable. Just unbelievable. This sounds like something out of a leftist European publication:

The question now is not whether views like those the FRC espouses will prevail — or whether they should even be considered a valid part of the public dialogue — but whether the great multitudes who believe gays should be treated fairly and equally can overcome the last, persistent vestige of legal inequality: marriage

Clearly, they not only think the gunman was on the right track, but they want the rest of us to face the firing squad as well. And this is from a mainstream newspaper in a major American city.

5 posted on 08/16/2012 11:09:27 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: madprof98

Yes, I noted that too:

“or whether they should even be considered a valid part of the public dialogue” -

How obvious can they be?

6 posted on 08/16/2012 11:16:47 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

The news media is a wholly-controlled arm of the RATS. That’s why.

7 posted on 08/16/2012 11:46:16 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: scottjewell
We need a ban on high capacity Chick-fil-a magazines! he had 15 sandwiches on him!
8 posted on 08/16/2012 12:09:52 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

Yes, I think Chick-Fil-A sandwiches should be designated as WMD.

9 posted on 08/16/2012 12:15:34 PM PDT by scottjewell
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Its as obvious as daylight that the so-called 'mainstream media' is totally corrupt and doesn't simply report but promotes the liberal point of view on every issue, be it same-sex marriage or abortion 'rights'. Here, we have a man with a gun attempting to enter the headquarters of the Family Research Council, a pro-family, anti-'gay marriage' group. He is stopped by a guard but shoots the guard in the arm and tells him that, in effect, his attempt to kill the people inside wasn't 'personal' but based on what the group stands for (traditional morality).

The media yawns and if it bothers to report the incident, downplays it or, as in the Baltimore Sun, uses the incident to ostentatiously question the 'validity' of the Family Research Councils opposition to same-sex 'marriage'. It is no longer remotely debatable that not only are the media in bed with leftists but act as their propagandists, rendering them as useless as a source for any information beyond the most superficial.

10 posted on 08/16/2012 12:27:41 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Obama must be defeated)
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To: ozzymandus

The media is the queer end of the RATS.

11 posted on 08/17/2012 12:53:23 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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