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Skipping Over the Shooting at FRC
Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2012 | Brent Bozell

Posted on 08/17/2012 4:12:17 AM PDT by Kaslin

Floyd Corkins, a volunteer for the last six months at the D.C. Center for the LGBT Community, marched into the Family Research Center with a gun and serious ammunition, denounced FRC's policy positions and shot a security guard in the arm before being subdued. Another hate crime, but this time against, perhaps, the pre-eminent pro-family organization in America. CBS gave the story 20 seconds. NBC spent 17 seconds.

Imagine a volunteer for the Family Research Council marching into some gay group's headquarters with a gun, and after shouting his opposition to the homosexual agenda, opened fire and wounded a guard before being subdued. Never mind evening news. This would be breaking news! and for days there would be seemingly endless coverage of continued conservative hatred.

These networks are aiding and abetting liberal violence by refusing to identify it as liberal violence. Whether it's vandalism at Chick-fil-A or rapes in Occupy Wall Street camps, these networks simply cannot find "news" in liberal violence of any kind.

One can easily imagine how the national media elite justify their decision to spike the story. No one was killed or in danger of dying. There are dozens of shootings a day in the D.C. area; this is just one more. We have more important things to cover. Both CBS and NBC spent more than two minutes promoting team Obama's "DREAM Act" amnesty for students. NBC devoted two minutes and 45 seconds to a Chelsea Clinton story on orphaned baby elephants in Africa.

These same media outlets pounce on allegations of conservative hatred, even when there isn't a scintilla of evidence. The Oklahoma City bombing was caused by hatred from right-wing talk radio. The Aurora, Colo., killer was a member of the tea party. So, too, was the man who shot Gabby Giffords. On and on it goes; and over and over it turns out not to be true.

ABC led "World News" with the story on the FRC shooting and saluted the heroic security guard for saving the FRC from a mass shooting in their offices. They were the exception.

Our taxpayer-funded media were silent. The "PBS NewsHour" offered nothing. It did have time to announce, "About four million Bumbo baby seats are being recalled because infants can fall out of them." NPR offered no story on "All Things Considered" on Wednesday night but did find time to report on cheating at a national Scrabble tournament. NPR also skipped it on Thursday's "Morning Edition" but covered the riveting story of "inter-tribal cattle violence" in South Sudan.

MSNBC's primetime lineup, starting with Chris Matthews, said nothing about the shooting at FRC -- except for Rachel Maddow, who offered a slightly longer brief than Brian Williams. This is the same network that went over the top and around the bend that someone at a tea party rally was carrying a weapon at a rally. So why can't they produce one full story on an actual shooting at a conservative office?

On Thursday morning, the network pattern continued: ABC offered another full story (adding the LGBT volunteer connection). By contrast, NBC offered a tiny anchor-read update. CBS aired nothing but did find the time for a story on the 40th anniversary of the movie "Deliverance." Burt Reynolds in make-believe is somehow more newsworthy than a left-winger aiming to massacre up an office of conservative Christians.

CNN was the most offensive of all. Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage was interviewed on Thursday morning's "Early Start" and protested how the Southern Poverty Law Center's "hate group" designation for several Christian conservative groups -- including FRC -- is obviously now causing real harm.

In reply, with zero sense of post-shooting decency, CNN anchor Zoraida Sambolin suggested the FRC absolutely deserved the SPLC's "hate group" label, reading from a 1999 FRC pamphlet on the National Man-Boy Love Association and gay activists. She berated Brown: "It is spewing hate, isn't it? ... So it's hate spewing hate."

Within 24 hours of a gay-left activist shooting at the FRC, the world-class jerks at CNN are still demeaning FRC and social conservatives as "hate groups" that should be drummed out of the public conversation.


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1 posted on 08/17/2012 4:12:29 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Was Floyd Corkins (D-District of Columbia) sent on a mission to murder the Heads of the Family Research Council by the Southern Poverty Law Center and their Klan lawyer Morris Dees? Did the hit order come from President Obama? These are SERIOUS CHARGES and must be investigated!


2 posted on 08/17/2012 4:14:34 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

He had fifteen chick-fil-a sandwiches in his bag.....there’s something wrong with this guy to have that many. I admit they are pretty good, but I couldn’t eat more than two or three at best.


3 posted on 08/17/2012 4:16:18 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Kaslin
MSNBC's primetime lineup, starting with Chris Matthews, said nothing about the shooting at FRC -- except for Rachel Maddow, who offered a slightly longer brief than Brian Williams.

They have to skip over stuff like this - an obvious work of their antichrist and pro-Obama agenda. "Journalists" - whatta joke - or it would be, were it not such a serious matter. And so ...


4 posted on 08/17/2012 4:19:09 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Kaslin

Look, the MSM has gone ALL IN for the homosexual fascist agenda.
Not a secret. Accept the fact that if it favors the perverse it runs if it favors morality it gets buried.


5 posted on 08/17/2012 4:19:57 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Kaslin

6 posted on 08/17/2012 4:23:37 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: Kaslin
In reply, with zero sense of post-shooting decency, CNN anchor Zoraida Sambolin suggested the FRC absolutely deserved the SPLC's "hate group" label, reading from a 1999 FRC pamphlet on the National Man-Boy Love Association and gay activists. She berated Brown: "It is spewing hate, isn't it? ... So it's hate spewing hate."

Wow. Never heard of her before. No wonder CNN hired her. What a complete idiot. Another MSM tool for Obama.


7 posted on 08/17/2012 4:24:15 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Kaslin
So why can't they produce one full story on an actual shooting at a conservative office?

Yet another silly piece on the so-called left-liberal MSM "double standard".

Look, the other guys have a single standard and they are very consistent.

If it furthers the revolution and hurts the majority religion/population, it's good. Very good, in fact. If it retards the revolution and helps the majority religion/population, it's bad. Very bad, in fact.

It's not that they "can't" produce this story. This story does not further the revolution, and it could amplify "false consciousness", so it has to go down the memory hole.

Don't they read 1984 in school anymore?

8 posted on 08/17/2012 4:27:27 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: Kaslin

9 posted on 08/17/2012 4:30:02 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: pepsionice

I am guessing, but I suspect his plan was to kill everyone and then spew CFA sandwiches about the office-—as a message.


10 posted on 08/17/2012 4:45:37 AM PDT by richardtavor
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To: pepsionice

Cover.

If stopped he might have said he was bringing lunch for the staff.

Which means it was planned - premeditated.


11 posted on 08/17/2012 4:49:29 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: F15Eagle

The national Man-Boy Love Association?

Isn’t that Jerry Sandusky’s favorite charity?

How DARE the FRC criticize such a group!


12 posted on 08/17/2012 4:49:37 AM PDT by Walrus (Restoring America starts today! Let's roll!)
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To: Kaslin

I agree with this guy except for one thing....

“Deliverance” is a great movie.


13 posted on 08/17/2012 4:50:51 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
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To: Kaslin
and over it turns out not to be true

The very essence of the MSM. LIES! 24/7

14 posted on 08/17/2012 4:51:26 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: pepsionice

Have you seen that GUT??????

He could easily pack FIFTY CFA sammitches in there......I mean this guy makes Chris Christie look like a scarecrow.......


15 posted on 08/17/2012 4:54:15 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
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To: Emperor Palpatine
Forgot the pic{


16 posted on 08/17/2012 4:57:47 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
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To: F15Eagle
"...CNN anchor Zoraida Sambolin suggested the FRC absolutely deserved the SPLC's "hate group" label, reading from a 1999 FRC pamphlet on the National Man-Boy Love Association and gay activists."

Says it all....

17 posted on 08/17/2012 5:01:56 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: newfreep

Yeah it’s just incredible. She must have nothing but cabbage between her ears. Dimbulb she is, apparently.


18 posted on 08/17/2012 5:05:08 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Walrus

She has to be astoundingly stupid. But then, she works for CNN. And probably an Obama supporter, if she still has her job there (foregone conclusion).


19 posted on 08/17/2012 5:06:47 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Kaslin
The media tries to silence news of all violence coming from anyone or any group on the left side of the political spectrum. Because for decades (since the Kennedy assassination) it has deliberately fostered a picture of conservative Americans as being half or totally crazy, gun-toting bigots who can't wait to mow down anybody who disagrees with them. Oswald was a Marxist, but that piece of information was almost totally drowned out by the barrage of propaganda from the lib media and Hollyweird about conspiracies of right wing groups to kill Kennedy.

I remember seeing a movie in the seventies with Burt Lancaster asserting that right-wing corps killed J.F.K. Poor Oswald was just a patsy. Nothing has changed since then. The guy who shot up the FRC waa given little time in the major lib media outlets. The frequently violent OWsers's violent crimes were almost totally ignored by the media. Nothing has changed.

20 posted on 08/17/2012 5:09:29 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Kaslin

Of course the left and MSM have very good reason to want to downplay this. But of course social conservatives are not going to forget this. And things have a way of coming back to haunt those who try to dismiss them.


21 posted on 08/17/2012 5:36:04 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

I believe someone, yesterday, said this was how the MSM would handle this shooting - by ignoring it.

Someone... oh, yeah, that was me.


22 posted on 08/17/2012 5:39:57 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: F15Eagle

On the SPLC’s own definition of “hate group.” (Since there is no legal definition, Mr. P just made one up.)

http://rkeefe57.wordpress.com/

“…a ‘hate group’ has nothing to do with criminality… [or] potential for violence…” Rather, as Potok put it, “It’s all about ideology.”

No crime, no violence, just “wrong thinking”.


23 posted on 08/17/2012 5:44:15 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: MrB
You're right. The obvious standard is: if the whack-job shooter can in any way (correctly or not) be associated with the TEA Party, conservatives, the GOP, bitter-clingers, NRA, KKK, etc. then "this is an important story and must be run into the ground for the next week."

However if the crazed shooter is in any way associated with the left... Well then "we must not publicize events like this, it only encourages others."

The double-standard should be painfully obvious to anyone who has been awake the last few years. The MSM really can no longer even remotely consider itself a "news" organization. They are basically political lobbying groups, spewing pure excrement and propaganda. The old Pravda would be proud.

24 posted on 08/17/2012 5:50:55 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: F15Eagle

Idiot or not

I’d say NOT GUILTY.......


25 posted on 08/17/2012 5:56:38 AM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: Kaslin

They don’t want Obama’s son to be negatively viewed.


26 posted on 08/17/2012 5:59:00 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: MrB

You’re a prophet! :-)


27 posted on 08/17/2012 6:01:21 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: pepsionice
He had fifteen chick-fil-a sandwiches in his bag.....there’s something wrong with this guy to have that many.
He probably planned on using them like the Ace of Spades death card was used in Vietnam.
One per body.

28 posted on 08/17/2012 6:03:09 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: F15Eagle

Why would anybody hire an absolutely gorgeous, absolutely stupid woman? Let me think.....


29 posted on 08/17/2012 6:10:16 AM PDT by gortklattu (God knows who is best, everybody else is making guesses - Tony Snow)
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To: pepsionice
He had fifteen chick-fil-a sandwiches in his bag.....

Maybe we need a law that limits bags to 10 or fewer chick-fil-a's.

30 posted on 08/17/2012 6:33:47 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: Kaslin

The world-class jerks at CNN still can’t figure out why they are going broke.


31 posted on 08/17/2012 6:56:21 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Kaslin

It didn’t fit the narrative, so it didn’t happen.

And to be honest, I suspect a lot of the MSM thought the attack was a good start.


32 posted on 08/17/2012 7:56:39 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

I'm not an LGBT under any stretch of the truth; but if I were, I would not be at all attracted to this dude. He seems to be having an identity crisis. They'll help him work it out in the pokey.

I mean slam. Slam, slam, slam.

33 posted on 08/17/2012 8:45:09 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: Kaslin

Militant liberalism is celebrated on PBS with documentaries on “misguided yutes” like the SLA and the Weather Underground.


34 posted on 08/17/2012 9:24:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

>>.I mean this guy makes Chris Christie look like a scarecrow.......<<

I’m sorry, I like Christie, but nobody could make Christie look like a scarecrow. The guy is enormous, and I don’t mean tall or muscular either.


35 posted on 08/17/2012 9:25:42 AM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: Albion Wilde

His haircut looks like a skinhead to me.


36 posted on 08/17/2012 12:35:53 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Kaslin

It’s really the same way they bury attacks on whites by blacks with the excuse (if they even bother) that those are just regular old assaults and murders, but went back over a month to dig up the Trayvon baloney, amd make a federal case out of it. Even though it should be a huge story that most interracial crime is black-on-white, but the average American would probably believe it’s just the opposite because of the way the MSM reports crime.

Same with attacks on conservative groups.


37 posted on 08/17/2012 1:44:03 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Jim Noble
furthers the revolution and hurts the majority religion/population, it's good. Very good, in fact. If it retards the revolution and helps the majority religion/population, it's bad. Very bad, in fact.

Yep, even though the context that app 12% of the population commits the majority of interracial crime upon app 78% (depends upon where you look) should be an important story, in light of the all the focus interracial crime gets in this country in the first place.
38 posted on 08/17/2012 1:49:05 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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