Skip to comments.The Blame-Righty Mob Falls Silent (Michelle Malkin)
Posted on 02/08/2013 12:39:22 AM PST by neverdem
An alleged murderer has singled out prominent lefties for praise.
Question: How many times over the past four years have exploitative liberal journalists and Democratic leaders rushed to pin random acts of violence on the Tea Party, Republicans, Fox News, and conservative talk radio?
Answer: Nearly a dozen times, including the 2009 massacre of three Pittsburgh police officers (which lib journos falsely blamed on Fox News, Glenn Beck, and the “heated, apocalyptic rhetoric of the anti-Obama forces”); the 2009 suicide insurance scam/murder hoax of Kentucky census worker Bill Sparkman (which New York magazine falsely blamed on Rush Limbaugh, “conservative media personalities, websites and even members of Congress”); the 2009 Holocaust-museum shooting (which MSNBC commentator Joan Walsh blamed on Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, and yours truly); the 2010 Times Square jihad bomb plot (which Mayor Michael Bloomberg falsely blamed on tea-party activists protesting Obamacare); and the 2011 Tucson massacre, which liberals continue to blame on former GOP vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Answer: Evade, deflect, ignore, and whitewash.
This week, former Los Angeles Police Department Officer Christopher Dorner allegedly shot and killed three innocent people in cold blood. He was the subject of a massive manhunt as of Thursday afternoon. Dorner posted an 11,000-word manifesto on Facebook that outlined his chilling plans to target police officers.
CNN headlined its story on the rant: “Alleged cop-killer details threats to LAPD and why he was driven to violence.” MSNBC reported: “Manifesto: Alleged Revenge Shooter Named Targets.” KTLA-TV in Los Angeles went with: “Christopher Dorner’s Manifesto (Disturbing Content and Language).”
There was a curious, blaring omission in both the headlines and the stories from these supposedly objective outlets, though. Dorner expressed rather pointed, explicit views of news personalities and celebrities who have influenced, entertained and uplifted him. Dorner praised stars from Ellen DeGeneres and Charlie Sheen (“you’re effin awesome”) to “Jennifer Beals, Serena Williams . . . Tamron Hall . . . Natalie Portman, Queen Latifah . . . Kelly Clarkson, Nora Jones, Laura Prepon, Margaret Cho and Rutina Wesley.”
The shout-outs to liberal journalists go on at length:
“Chris Matthews, Joe Scarborough, Pat Harvey, Brian Williams, Soledad Obrien [sic], Wolf Blitzer, Meredith Viera [sic], Tavis Smiley and Anderson Cooper, keep up the great work and follow Cronkite’s lead,” Dorner cheered. “I hold many of you in the same regard as Tom Brokaw and the late Peter Jennings.”
Dorner also offered an “atta boy” to the notorious anti–Second Amendment CNN anchor Piers Morgan, suggesting he be given “an indefinite resident alien and Visa card.” Offering up his political counsel, Dorner added: “I want you to know that I agree with you 100 percent on enacting stricter firearm laws, but you must understand that your critics will always have in the back of their mind that you are native to a country that we won our sovereignty from while using firearms as a last resort in defense and you come from a country that has no legal private ownership of firearms.”
Dorner reminded MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough that they had “met at McGuire’s pub in P-cola in 2002 when I was stationed there. It was an honor conversing with you about politics, family and life.” The alleged triple-murderer also advised Today show personality Willie Geist: “You’re a talented and charismatic journalist. Stop with all the talk show shenanigans and get back to your core of reporting. Your future is brighter than most.”
It’s ridiculous, of course, to blame these journos for the deaths of three innocents in Southern California. But herein lies a teachable moment. In the sick cycle of recent politicized tragedies, the Blame Righty mob demanded that conservative media personalities and GOP politicians apologize for crimes they didn’t commit; called for increased regulation of political free speech; and cranked up its decades-old machinery to stifle conservative talk radio in the name of public safety and civility. Even the remotest connection to anything right-wing was excuse enough to convict conservatives for homicidal sprees.
And while the Blame Righty crowd still inveighs about Palin’s completely innocent use of crosshairs on a political map, they have fallen silent about the stunning admission of Floyd Lee Corkins, who pleaded guilty this week to attempting to murder members of the conservative Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., last summer.
Corkins said he wanted to “kill as many as possible and smear the Chick-fil-A sandwiches (he had brought) in victims’ faces, and kill the guard.” How did he pick the office? From a “hate map” published by the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center — the leading guilt-by-association witch-hunt crew targeting conservatives.
Ho-hum. Nothing to see here, move along. Be vewwy, vewwy quiet.
— Michelle Malkin is the author of Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies. ©2013 Creators.com
Michelle Malkin is a national treasure.
The leftist media will never acknowledge the connection, it is up to us to force them to acknowledge it.
>> Michelle Malkin is a national treasure.
Yes my friends when a Leftist Nut goes on a killing spree the silence of the Leftist News commentators can be deafening and the silence of the MSM so called reporters is just sinful in its bias.
Not to mention one of the most attractive women on the planet :o)
I’m a push over for Asian girls...
Those shows were NEVER on in my home TV’s.
The Left right now is a gigantic tick sucking the life out of 95% of the American people.
Like all Socialist Regimes journalists will be the 1st “Useful Idiots” to sacrifice their lives for the religion known as Socialism.
Good points overall, but what the heck was with that major topic shift near the end? She goes on for paragraphs about Dorner and his kiss-up to all the lefties in media, then just a few sentences from the end she drags in some other guy out of nowhere?
According to wikipedia, she has been married to the same man since 1993. In addition to being beautiful, she is a moral women who is one of the best spokespersons we have for our point of view. She is everything Anne Coulter isn’t — Philosophically and morally consistent and unerringly logical and effective as a defender of the Constitution and this Republic. That’s why I say she is a national treasure.
Corkins was the shooter who failed at the Family Research Council. He was just like Dorner — a crazed gunman who was motivated by leftist propaganda. The media covered up this fact just like they will try to covered up Dorner’s leftist orientation.
She shifted her focus from a serial killer's obsession with left-wing-celebrities to a would-be serial-killer taking his ispiration directly from the left. She's all over the place!
I'm laying odds that was sarcasm....
The young man in Tucson who shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and killed several other people at a shopping center turned out to be a left-winger. The people on the left who blamed Sarah Palin for inciting that shooting have never apologized, and will never apologize.
The shooter was described by an acquaintance from high school as "very left-wing." He was a fanboy of a German documentary called Zeitgeist, which is anti-America, anti-capitalist and anti-Christian. These three "antis" are hallmarks of left-wing rhetoric.
And whenever these links to left-wing ideology are found by law enforcement, the left-wing news media establishment is silent. Imagine how loudly they'd be screaming if these links really were traced to Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh.
Moreover, she looks like an emaciated corpse these days.
Different strokes... Different folks...
I personally do not consider Ann Coulter attractive... Skinny body, long necked, boney legs, unattractive face... I concede she has nice hair but it is used to cover up the other unattractive parts.
Her books are the same old, same old with a new title... I stopped buying them several issues ago.
I also concede she is sharp witted and likes getting into liberal’s faces...
Michelle on the other hand I find attractive and sharp with a lot more personality...
Our medi is a BAD JOKE....they are OATHETIC HYPOCRITES!
Malkin is right on target with this one.
Not out of NOWHERE . . just another example of LEFTIST MURDERERS who are ignored en masse by the so-called “intelligent” MSM.