Mass killers are leftists, not right wingers

The Arapahoe high schooler who tried to kill a teacher, and who did injure one student before killing himself was a self-described Keynesian, who mocked the free market, and hated Republicans. The mainstream media always hope that a killer will be an angry conservative, but it is always the opposite.

This time they knew that he was a socialist but they decided not to report that fact. Hey, if it fits the narrative, even if it is false, report it. If it does not fit the narrative, ignore it. It would be refreshing if they ever reported the simple facts and not their preconceived notions.

Tweeter Gabriel Malor chronicles a host of occasions where the media speculated that the killer was a conservative, Tea Partying, Right Wing Nut Job (RWNJ). Every time the media was wrong.

  • census-taker Bill Sparkman was found hanged. Media speculated it was Tea Party. (He killed himself.)
  • Joe Stack flew a small plane into an IRS building. Anti-tax TP rhetoric blamed. (He quoted from the Communist Manifesto.)
  • Amy Bishop shot colleagues at University of Alabama faculty meeting. Gun-loving Tea Party suspected. (She was an Obama voter.)
  • John Patrick Bedell shot two Pentagon security. A right-wing extremist, media asked? (A registered Democrat and 9/11 Truther.)
  • massive Times Square car bomb found. Bloomberg speculates it’s someone upset about ObamaCare. (Actually, plain vanilla jihadist scum.)
  • Muslim cabbie stabbed in NYC. Media speculates: a RWNJ? (Actually, a Lefty art student off his meds.)
  • James Lee took hostages at Discovery Channel HQ. Media speculates: climate change denier? (An environmentalist who hates humans.)
  • Jared Lee Loughner shot up campaign event of Rep. Giffords. Media: TP rhetoric is to blame. (An apolitical conspiracy theorist.)
  • James Holmes shot up theater in Aurora, CO. Brian Ross suggests he’s a TPer on live TV. (Just another unmedicated nutter.)
  • Tsarnaev brothers bombed Boston Marathon. Media suggests RWNJ commemorating “Patriot’s Day.” (Actually, just more jihadist scum.)
  • recently the media retroactively blamed right wing for JFK assassination. (Actually, Oswald was a communist defector.)
  • several more at the link.

Will the MSM ever acknowledge that it is leftists, not conservatives who do the killings?

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How Republicans can get cool

From Glenn Reynolds (InstaPundit) in NY Post:

Republicans do badly with young voters, and one of the main reasons is that they’re seen as uncool. This is probably unfair — it’s not Republicans who are imposing college speech codes on students — but it’s the perception.

As a reader of my blog named Jeff Wimble wrote:

“Everything comes down to the movie ‘Footloose.’ For a large majority of people,the political question is, ‘How would the sanctimonious preacher from the movie ‘Footloose’ feel about this subject?’ They answer the question, and then take the opposite position.

“This mind-set is absolutely ingrained in a lot of people my age (a couple of years younger than Gen-X). For every preachy moral conservative I’ve met in real life, I’ve seen 20 on TV. For each Baptist I know in real life, I’ve seen 10 in movies. To me, they are all the preacher from ‘Footloose.’ ”

In real life, I don’t know any Republicans like that. To the contrary, we are the party working for more liberty, to reduce the control government has over our lives. The Democrats are the ones continually taking more and more power for government.

Nonetheless, the media do their best to give the impression that Republicans are preachy moral types. Reynolds suggests that the GOP can do more to counter that impression.

Read the rest…