El Paso/Dayton shootings
The exploitation of mass shootings on the part of leftist late-night hosts in order to further their gun grabbing agenda has unfortunately become common practice in the aftermath of a tragedy. Thursday’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah used an unusual, gauche tactic to push for their gun control demands.
Somebody forgot to tell MSNBC analyst Karine Jean-Pierre that the liberal media aren't supposed to openly admit — let alone celebrate — the fact that they're united in opposition to President Trump. Thursday on Deadline White House, host Nicolle Wallace noted that all the Dem presidential candidates are "singing from one song sheet" in attacking Trump.
According to the “mainstream media,” whatever President Trump does is wrong. If he wants to visit the two cities where mass shootings took place last weekend, he should not do that while the people there are in mourning. If he still goes and dares to refer to himself and his staff while praising the actions of the medical personnel treating the victims, that’s wrong as well. Not surprisingly, that was the case when Don Lemon, host of the weekday program CNN Tonight, criticized Trump on Wednesday evening by stating: “It’s not about you. It’s not about YOU. For once!”
The liberal media were continuing to stir the pot of hate against President Trump on Thursday with ABC’s World News Tonight, and congressional correspondent Mary Bruce gushing about Democratic presidential candidates on the campaign trail in Iowa calling President Trump a “white supremacist”.
Politicians and pundits are promoting familiar explanations, excuses, and demands following the tragic mass murders in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. From pushing more gun laws to blaming President Trump, conservative talk radio and Fox News, we've heard it all before. One question no one is asking: why is evil rampant in our country? I don't mean obvious evil like the all too frequent mass murders. There are other evils, which seem to have come from the “pit” and are roaming among us uncontrolled.
Just a week after giving a lecture on the importance of student loan forgiveness, supposed comedian Samantha Bee devoted her opening monologue to giving a lecture on gun control during Wednesday’s edition of Full Frontal. Bee expressed her desire to “get rid of the guns” before dismissing the idea that mental illness was a contributing factor in the El Paso mass shooting: “being a racist monster isn’t a mental illness...in fact, you can be one and be a very stable genius.” Bee was obviously implying that President Trump, who once referred to himself as a “stable genius,” was also a “racist monster.”
The New York Times has learned its lesson on front-page headlines, making sure it injected plenty of anti-Trump context to lead its Thursday edition, after being vilified by the left for insufficient hostility toward Trump (and quickly changing a banner headline) on Tuesday. The headline over Thursday’s lead story posed no such danger to liberal groupthink, as it dutifully countered everything Trump did with a liberal rebuttal: “President Uses A Day Of Healing To Stoke Discord – Trip To Ohio And Texas – Trump’s Anger at Critics Eclipses His Gestures Toward Victims.”
MSNBC is dangerously close to treading into the waters of becoming a full-blown conspiracy network, although many will argue they have already drowned. On Wednesday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, The Hill's Joe Concha seemed to think there was little hope of resuscitation for the network after he says they hit rock bottom this past week.
All of MSNBC’s far-left fantasies came true Wednesday afternoon when reporter Jacob Soboroff got 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke to label President Trump a “white supremacist” – he didn’t exactly have to twist the left-wing politician’s arm. The impromptu live interview occurred in the 4:00 p.m. ET hour, causing Deadline: White House anchor Nicolle Wallace and her liberal panelists to be overwhelmed with joy.
Following the horrific mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH, CNBC asked Visa CEO Alfred Kelly about the role of corporations in gun control. Kelly condemned the shootings and called for legislative action on gun control, but defended his company’s processing of gun sales on CNBC’s Squawk Alley August 7. CNBC technology reporter Deirdre Bosa asked him if his views had evolved over the past year. She cited other payment platforms like Apple, whose CEO Tim Cook slammed U.S. lawmakers’ “insanity” on the issue.
The journalists at CBS resorted to the “critics” say line of attack to link Donald Trump the mass slaughter seen this past weekend. It became clear that the segment, which included new contributor Maria Elena Salinas, included “critics at CBS. Co-host Anthony Mason introduced, “Since the shooting, President Trump has come under scrutiny for his use of the word invasion to describe migrants. His critics have linked his language to the manifesto.”
On CNN Newsroom Thursday, anti-gun host Brooke Baldwin touted Uruguay and Venezuela posting travel warnings to their citizens after the two recent mass shootings, warning about Americans "indiscriminate possession of firearms." Towards the end of the 2pm hour, she brought on an liberal comedian, Arturo Castro, to explain to the CNN audience how absurd it is that Americans have access to guns.