On Monday afternoon Ed Henson, the owner of the gun shop where ISIS terrorist Omar Mateen purchased his weapons, held a press conference in Port St. Lucie , Florida where he educated the media on the state’s gun laws. Henson was adamant that politics would not be what he focused on and would only stick to the facts. “An evil person came in here and legally purchased two firearm from us,” he stated, “And if he hadn't gotten them from us, I’m sure he would have gotten them from another local gun story in the area.”
By Scott Whitlock | | June 13, 2016 | 5:16 PM EDT
Donald Trump’s campaign has banned the Washington Post from campaign events. In a post on Facebook, the businessman announced, “Based on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post.”
By Scott Whitlock | | June 13, 2016 | 4:48 PM EDT
CBS and NBC aggressively promoted gun control, Monday. After lecturing Donald Trump to “consider” more restrictions in the wake of the Orlando terror attack, these networks pushed Florida’s governor to do the same. CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King lectured Rick Scott, “The horror of this. You now join the roll call list nobody wants to be on: Aurora, San Bernardino, certainly Newtown.”
By Samantha Cohen | | June 13, 2016 | 4:20 PM EDT
On Monday, the bulk of Morning Joe was spent discussing the abhorrent terrorist attacks in Orlando over the weekend. However, rather than proposing bi-partisan solutions, Brzezinski and Scarborough seized the moment to push MSNBC’s agenda of divisive political partisanship. Less than forty-eight hours after the massacre, and the network capitalized on their viewers’ grief by directing their anger at the Republican Party. This time, they went too far.
NYT's Predictable Reaction to Islamic Terrorism: Gun-Control Advocacy, Accusations of Anti-Muslim 'Demagogic Politics'By Clay Waters | | June 13, 2016 | 4:12 PM EDT
The New York Times reacted to the Islamic terror massacre in Orlando in predictable fashion, with muted gun control editorials in its news reports and warnings to Donald Trump not to “demagogue” the issue of radical Islam. Omar Mateen, who claimed loyalty to ISIS and went on a rampage at a gay nightclub in Orlando, killing 49, declared allegiance to the Islamic State in a 911 call. Yet some Times reporters did their best to downplay the Islam angle.
By Curtis Houck | | June 13, 2016 | 3:42 PM EDT
The New York Times allowed barely a day to elapse before it sought to blame the Orlando terror attack on the National Rifle Association (NRA) as columnist Roger Cohen argued in a column filed on Monday that the Brexit movement, the NRA, and Donald Trump have contributed with ISIS to a world that encourages such acts of violence.
By Kristine Marsh | | June 13, 2016 | 2:32 PM EDT
See if this makes sense. After the deadliest mass-shooting by a lone gunman in U.S. history was carried out Sunday by a Muslim radical, ABC decided it was the perfect time to lecture Christians. On Monday’s The View, the ladies discussed the terrorist attack in Orlando and what needed to be done in response. In light of the shooting targeting gay people, ABC correspondent Sara Haines urged conservative Christian politicians to leave their religious beliefs at the door.
By Elliot Polsky | | June 13, 2016 | 1:48 PM EDT
Senior Justice Writer at the New York Daily News, Shaun King, discovered the cure for mass shootings: ban all white men. In response to the mass murder of 50 people this weekend by Omar Mateen, King tweeted: “We would cut mass shootings down by 75% if our nation banned all white men from this country. Wonder why nobody calls for that?”
By Kyle Drennen | | June 13, 2016 | 1:08 PM EDT
During interviews with Hillary Clinton on Monday, both NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning invited the presumptive Democratic nominee to use Sunday’s terrorist attack in Orlando to push her liberal gun control agenda. Today co-host Savannah Guthrie lobbed a softball: “After Newtown, after 20 first graders were killed, the President tried to pass universal background checks. Obviously that was not successful. Why do you feel you may be more successful if elected and in the next Congress?”
By Elliot Polsky | | June 13, 2016 | 12:39 PM EDT
While the national media is quick to condemn conservative politicians who oppose stricter gun laws for offering their “thoughts and prayers” to those many victims of the tragic Orlando shooting, the media has said little about the Muslim scholar, Sheikh Farrokh Sekaleshfar, who was preaching the death penalty for gays in Orlando this past April and, earlier, in 2013.
By Matthew Balan | | June 13, 2016 | 12:24 PM EDT
Erin Burnett revealed her pro-gun control bias on a special edition of her CNN show on Sunday. Rep. Alan Grayson used the terrorist attack in Orlando to push for a new ban on military-style, semi-automatic firearms: "If somebody like him had nothing worse to deal with than a Glock pistol — which was his other weapon today — he might have killed three or four people, and not fifty. It's way too easy to kill people in America today; and we have to think long and hard about what to do about that." Burnett replied, "Well, you're right about that."
By Scott Whitlock | | June 13, 2016 | 12:23 PM EDT
All three networks on Monday demanded Donald Trump “consider” more gun control in the wake of a terror attack in Orlando that killed 49 people, Sunday. Talking to the businessman, Today co-host Savannah Guthrie lobbied for the position of Democrats: “Here's the argument: They're a weapon of war, they're not a hunting rifle. They appear to be the weapon of choice for terrorists as well as the shooter of kindergartners, first graders in Newtown, as well as movie theatergoers in Aurora.”
By Katie Yoder | | June 13, 2016 | 12:13 PM EDT
Shortly after Sunday’s atrocious shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub, both celebrities and journalists took to Twitter to bring up a completely separate issue: abortion.
By Curtis Houck | | June 13, 2016 | 11:23 AM EDT
On separate occasions during Sunday’s special edition of NBC’s Dateline on the Orlando terror attack, anchor Lester Holt equated mass shootings to hurricanes in the event guns aren’t corralled and could leave the American people stuck on a “hamster wheel” of violence. Prior to Holt’s first comment, Democratic Senator Bill Nelson (Fl.) was speaking to him near the scene and reminded viewers that “Americans cannot succumb to fear” and “these animals will ultimately do themselves in” whenever we decide to “dig down deep and face this” evil.
By Maggie McKneely | | June 13, 2016 | 11:07 AM EDT
Politics in DC these days are so absurd that there can only be one explanation: brain-eating alien bugs. CBS’ new show BrainDead, premiering June 13th, is a political satire that blames unpopular Congressional actions on ant-like aliens infecting the minds of politicians. One of the show's stars bashed Ted Cruz as a way of defending its realism.