Ever since the deadly shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., last Wednesday, several members of the media have tried to spread the blame from the “radicalized” Muslim couple who shot and killed more than a dozen people to other individuals who are “just as bigoted” as the murderers.
One of those people in the media is columnist Linda Stasi of the New York Daily News, who wrote in a Dec. 6 article asserting that the interaction between “two hate-filled, bigoted municipal employees” led to the deaths of “13 innocent people” who were killed in an act of “unspeakable carnage.”
The post's title read: “San Bernardino Killers Were ISIS-Loving Monsters -- But One of Their Victims Was Just as Bigoted."
The column drew a fiery reaction from Soopermexican of the Right Wing Scoop website, who called Stasi a “foul, disgusting liberal” and branded her column “quite alarming.”
Nevertheless, Stasi stated:
One man spent his free time writing frightening, NRA-loving, hate-filled screeds on Facebook about the other’s religion.
The other man quietly stewed and brewed his bigotry, collecting the kind of arsenal that the Facebook poster would have envied.
"What they didn’t realize,” she stated, “is that except for their different religions, they were in many ways similar men who even had the same job.”
One man, “the Muslim, was a loser who had to travel all the way to Pakistan to get himself an email bride,” Stasi wrote while refusing to add to their fame by “using the killer and his murderous wife’s names.”
However, the newspaper's website identified the couple as Tashfeen Malik and Syed Farook, and stated that they died in a fierce gun battle with authorities several hours after their assault on a gathering of Farook's colleagues from the county health department
“The wife radicalized him and fueled his hatred,” the columnist noted. “The FBI is investigating her ties to Al Qaeda and ISIS.”
The other man, the victim -- Nicholas Thalasinos -- was “a radical Born Again Christian/Messianic Jew who also connected with his future wife online and had traveled across the country to meet her,” Stasi noted.
“The killer, however, became half of an 'Islamic Bonnie and Clyde'” who “deserve every disgusting adjective thrown at them,” she charged. "And more.”
“But the victim is also inaccurately being eulogized as a kind and loving religious man,” Stasi stated.
Make no mistake: As disgusting and deservedly dead as the hate-filled fanatical Muslim killers were, Thalasinos was also a hate-filled bigot. Death can’t change that.
But in the U.S., we don’t die for speaking our minds. Or we’re not supposed to anyway.
Referring to Stasi, Soopermexican claimed that “this is just unbelievably foul of her. And it really makes you wonder what she thinks should be done to conservatives who think like he did, if she’s equating him to an evil, murderous ISIS-sympathizing terrorist that the police rightfully shot down in the street like a dog.”
“Now in no way am I saying her free speech should be shut down,” the Right Scoop poster continued. “I want people to see how stupid and wretched liberals are. BUT her point of view should be relegated to the fever swamps of the fringe Internet like Twitter or Tumblr, not legitimized in the pages of a professional publication.”
Meanwhile, Stasi continued hammering away at Thalasinos, whom she said “was an anti-government, anti-Islam, pro-NRA, rabidly anti-Planned Parenthood kinda guy, who posted that it would be 'Freaking Awesome' if hateful Ann Coulter was named head of Homeland Security.”
We have freedom of speech, but even so, a city worker should refrain from such public bigotry. Municipal workers have been fired for spewing and posting racial and sexual slurs.
On the other side, the killer and his Jihad-loving Pakistani wife were keeping their hatred quiet, while legally assembling an arsenal of assault weapons, 7,000 rounds of ammo, and illegally making 15 pipe bombs under their neighbors’ noses.
“Whatever spurred the carnage,” Stasi noted, “the end result was the murder and maiming of innocent people enjoying a holiday party.”
“Keeping an arsenal is a protected right, but using the term 'Christmas' party?” she asked in conclusion. “Now that could be trouble.”
It's always sad when a liberal tries to justify bad behavior by members of one group by comparing it to that of just one person in another group. So much for "fair and balanced" reporting.