The morning after a deadly terror attack in lower Manhattan, journalists in the left-wing media couldn’t get their heads around a deadly attack that didn’t involve guns. Eight people were killed and several others injured in New York City Tuesday afternoon, after an Islamic radical motivated by ISIS mowed down pedestrians in a bike path, just blocks away from the World Trade Center memorial. Liberal journalists took to Twitter, and some even used their news programs, to complain about gun control and call out President Trump for calling the act terrorism right away, which he didn’t do after Las Vegas.
The NYC terrorist had a pellet gun and a paintball gun. Good thing that in NYC he couldn't buy assault rifles, or the toll would be higher.— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) October 31, 2017
Trucks can be lethal, so we regulate them. We require licenses, seat belts, liability insurance, etc. That's the model for gun safety. https://t.co/A3B4CIBqgB— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) November 1, 2017
Gun control advocate and former CNN host Piers Morgan attacked Trump for passing stricter immigration policies instead of more gun laws, claiming the death toll would’ve been “much higher” if the killer had been armed:
Not true. Knives kill about 1,700 Americans a year; guns, 34,000--20 times as many. Imagine if the Las Vegas shooter had just had a knife. https://t.co/l2Pkz0lNY5— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) November 1, 2017
President Trump moving very fast to tighten restrictions on immigrants/refugees after NYC attack.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 1, 2017
Still no action on guns post Vegas.
MSNBC AM Joy host, Joy Reid, again took the left’s line of complaining about Vegas, instead of Islamic terrorism:
Yes, because the killer had fake guns. If he'd had real ones, death toll would have been much higher. https://t.co/B3Kq60fyHl— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 1, 2017
So what you’re saying is you would have liked to see an armed shootout on the streets of NYC near a school bus... like you do in Tennessee? https://t.co/iIpuKVNOVO— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) October 31, 2017
CNN New Day host Chris Cuomo also hit Trump over his Vegas response:
And when will we get a motive in the Las Vegas massacre? https://t.co/BTrekCAM1I— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) October 31, 2017
David Frum, Senior Editor for the Atlantic also used Vegas to score political points:
Not sure what can be done but I️ know that that WAS the time to talk about it. Now...bump stock, huh? https://t.co/4XdrFCdqV7— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) November 1, 2017
And Mark Murray, Senior political editor for NBC News, called President Trump’s differing responses on the two tragedies, (which the media doesn’t want to acknowledge were completely different incidents), “striking”:
“It is premature to discuss policy before we know all the facts” - Sarah Huckabee Sanders, post Las Vegas massacre, Oct. 2, 2017 https://t.co/RuBYlsRCl5— David Frum (@davidfrum) October 31, 2017
Similarly on Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough repeatedly brought up gun control and blasted Trump for not immediately talking about it in the aftermath of Las Vegas:
SCARBOROUGH: I do find it fascinating, Mike, that after a man shot hundreds of people in Las Vegas, we heard for weeks because this was going to be seen as a gun debate, that it was too soon to start talking about policy. Now is not the day to talk about policy. Now is not the week to talk about policy. Now is not the month to talk about policy. Once again, within minutes of an attack, anywhere on the globe, Donald Trump immediately starts talking policy. And he starts talking about his answers through policy. The sort of things that they tell us we can never talk about after hundreds and hundreds of people are shot in Las Vegas. And, of course, you see nothing happening, not even on the bump stock compromise that actually would have made a big difference out in Las Vegas, according to a lot of people. That was something that supposedly the NRA was going to let pass but now the cowards in congress have decided not to do that. And let legal guns take on the characteristics of illegal guns and yet Donald Trump and his people still saying, again, too early to talk about guns. It's always too early to talk about guns. It's never the right time to talk about guns. Yet seconds after an act of terrorism, Donald Trump is on Twitter, not waiting for any of the facts to come in.