Annapolis newspaper shooting
CNN host Chris Cuomo wrapped up the first hour of Prime Time by emphatically ranting about President Trump not ordering American flags be flown at half-staff to honor the five journalists killed during the Capital Gazette shooting. According to his speculation, it was because of Trump’s “insensitivity to the dead” and his hatred for the press.
On Thursday, shortly after news broke of the Capital Gazette massacre in Annapolis, Maryland, Conor Berry, a reporter at the The Republican newspaper in Springfield, Massachusetts, published a tweet which appeared to be serious claiming that the shooter "dropped his #MAGA hat on the newsroom floor before opening fire." Berry, a journalist with 21 years of experience, is now an unemployed journalist, as he resigned on Friday.
Sometimes - Okay, increasingly more and more times ad infinitum - the liberal media becomes an amazing caricature of its own left wing idiocy. Let’s start with that craziness that used to be known in journalism as The Facts. In this case the facts about the shooting this past week at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland.
Reporters often get basic facts wrong and otherwise embarrass themselves when attempting to explain specifics about guns. This is what happened to Pete Williams at MSNBC Friday morning as he tried to describe shotguns in the aftermath of Thursday's Capital Gazette massacre in Annapolis, Maryland.
On Friday’s edition of New Day, CNN chief political analyst, John Avlon presented his commentary on the recent Capital Gazette shooting. In his analysis, Avlon appeared to suggest that President Trump’s rhetoric towards the American news media was in some way responsible for the shooting saying, “And this rhetoric, while not directly responsible, is really ratcheting up threats against journalists that we deal with on a daily basis. It is described as an epidemic.”
Everyone’s favorite liberal commentator, that esteemed analyst, Rob Reiner, has an opinion again. Heaven help us.
On Friday's New Day on CNN, during a discussion of the Capital Gazette shooting in Annapolis, CNN analyst Brian Karem complained about FNC host Sean Hannity "politicizing" the attack even as he himself also politicized it by suggesting links to President Donald Trump's "rhetoric." He ended up going into a rant against the FNC host: "Sean Hannity doesn't have the ability to work in a community newspaper. He doesn't have the talent for it... He can kiss my big, fat ask me no more questions, I'll tell you no more lies. It angers me."
The attempt to blame Donald Trump for the awful shooting in Annapolis on Thursday continued on CBS. This Morning co-host Gayle King on Friday rightly said: “You don't think you're in danger going to your office day. That's why this is so troubling.” But then she added, “I don't think it helps, either to have the President of the United States saying that the media is the enemy of the people to lead to one of the deadliest attacks in U.S. history.”
In the aftermath of a horrific shooting at a local newspaper office in Annapolis, Maryland Thursday afternoon, whom did the media immediately blame? Not the shooter, of course, but President Trump. From cable news to social media, journalists and media outlets irresponsibly sent out provocative tweets directly or indirectly blaming the president for supposedly inspiring the deadly shooting, even as reports revealed the shooter had a personal dispute with the paper, in 2012.
Thursday afternoon, in a tweet which has since been deleted, Thomson Reuters Global Editor for "Breakingviews" editor Rob Cox sent out a tweet which directly blamed President Donald Trump for the mass shooting which occurred at the Capital Gazette newspaper's newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland. It read, in part: "Blood is on your hands, Mr. President." In a Thursday evening release about Cox's tweet, Reuters Editor-in-chief Steve Adler stated that "We do not condone his behavior and will take appropriate action."
As with most tragedies, some can’t let the moment pass without blaming Christians, conservatives, or Republicans. Commenting on Thursday’s murder of journalists at Annapolis, Maryland’s Capital Gazette, CNN legal and national security analyst Asha Rangappa blamed President Trump’s near-daily comments about the news media for the deranged gunman’s actions.
Reacting on CNN’s The Situation Room to Thursday’s unspeakable shooting at the Annapolis, Maryland newspaper The Capital Gazette, Chris Cuomo decreed that, in reference to the lack of gun control, “society that has just decided to accept this type of violence,” that there’s “no real outcry” for shootings like Thursday’s against journalists.