You can imagine the screaming headlines if any of these were the acts of someone affiliated with the Tea Party!
Seems like whenever there is a mass shooting somewhere the instant assumption among many in the news media is to find a link to conservatives or the Tea Party. Who can forget the media fueled accusation that Sarah Palin was somehow to blame for psycho Jared Loughner's murderous rampage in Arizona even though there was absolutely no connection whatsoever. Then there was the Colorado movie theater shooting where ABC rushed to link the shooter to the Tea Party just because a Tea Party member had the same name. Another example was the hope that the Boston Marathon bomber would turn out to be a white right winger.
If ANY of these shootings were perpetrated by a conservative the media would trumpet it from the rooftops and run endless loops decrying the fact and insisting that all other conservatives denounce not just the shooter but conservative politics as a whole.
Of course when the shooter is actually someone from the left wing of American politics they do their best to hide the fact. Take the case of the shooting on Friday at Arapahoe High School in Colorado. Karl Pierson was a strong advocate for socialism yet the Denver Post scrubbed that fact from their initial report. Initially he was described by a classmate as being a "very opinionated Socialist." But the later report only described Pierson as "very opinionated."
This coverup is nothing new. Remember Christopher Dorner, the left wing Obama loving cop killer in Los Angeles last February? His strong left wing views were largely omitted from media report.
Then there's the case of Ayo Kimathi an employee at the Department of Homeland Security who was finally fired last week after months on unpaid leave after it was learned that he advocated a race war between blacks and whites. “In order for Black people to survive the 21st century, we are going to have to kill a lot of whites – more than our Christian hearts can possibly count,” is one of he milder things he said.
You can be forgiven if you didn't hear about this racist on the nightly news. But imagine the wall to wall coverage if he had been a member of the Tea Party.
There are a multitude of cases of left wing zealots turning to violence but these are mostly ignored. There are almost no REAL cases of similar conduct on the right yet the assumption is that right wingers are terrorists and killers. Oh well, it wouldn't be the first time the media has propagated left wing lies. "Period!"
UPDATE: Colorado killers big issue? Economic inequality. Wonder where he got that idea...
You think Obama will back off the class warfare now that a school shooter may have been inspired by his words?