Las Vegas Shooting
In the wake of the horrific tragedy in Las Vegas, celebrities have decided to use death as a stump for their activism. And of course, who better to lead the way than professional protester Michael Moore.
The mass shooting in Las Vegas has led to liberal media prodding for gun control, even infecting so called fact-checking features, like the recently established one in the New York Times. Resident checker Linda Qiu penned “Do More Guns Really Mean Fewer Gun Murders? Not Exactly.” Qiu tried to refute a chart from the “conservative-leaning” American Enterprise Institute that suggested there was no positive correlation between gun ownership and gun homicide: “A few other statistics quickly puncture the chart’s suggested conclusion.” But “suggested conclusion” is a strawman, letting Qiu declare misleading an assertion that the (four-year-old) chart wasn’t making. The NYT’s online headline was worse: “Spurious Chart, Data on N.R.A. Spending Mislead in Gun Debate.”
ABC’s late night host Jimmy Kimmel doubled down against his conservative critics on his Tuesday night show, after smearing Republicans, gun owners and Donald Trump the night before, for not doing enough to stop the Las Vegas massacre. For his ten-minute-long tirade against the right, he earned an avalanche of media praise from virtually every network. But even that didn’t drown out the criticism he also received for spreading such malicious lies and skewed information.
On Tuesday's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, frequent MSNBC Republican guest David Frum lamented over the trend towards loosening gun laws -- even after high-profile mass shootings -- and then predicted that it would be necessary to convince gun owners that "you're a bad parent if you have a gun in the house" to get the public to support more gun restrictions.
With the Las Vegas mass shooting just a couple days old, MSNBC’s Chuck Todd was eager to push the gun grabbing debate. So to satisfy his urge, he dedicated nearly all of Tuesday’s MTP Daily to talking about different proposals for gun control and hammering the National Rifle Association (NRA) for standing up for the Second Amendment. But Todd did bring on the National Review’s David French who attempted to calm the host’s hysteria.
As seen in at least ten separate NewsBusters posts in the past two days, the left has wasted no time politicizing the mass murder at the at Route 91 country music festival in Las Vegas to push hard for "gun control" — which ultimately, as anyone who has noticed what governors in Connecticut and New York have done in the past several years knows, involves total gun confiscation. Thus, it is quite noteworthy that the Washington Post, of all places, published a Tuesday afternoon column by Leah Libresco, who asserts, based on months of time she and others spent researching the subject when at FiveThirtyEight.com, that "the case for the (gun-related) policies I’d lobbied for crumbled when I examined the evidence."
Almost two weeks after demolishing Jimmy Kimmel over his asinine health-care tirades, conservative star and podcast host Ben Shapiro obliterating the ABC late-night host on Tuesday for an “abhorrent, “gross,” and “nasty” gun control rant touting confiscation and mauling those against his views as monstrous.
On Tuesday's Hardball, during a discussion of how Republicans are responding to calls for more gun laws in the aftermath of the Las Vegas attack, host Chris Matthews mocked several GOP U.S. Senators as "ballsy bastards" after playing a clip of them recommending against debating new gun laws.
Remember back when liberals used to fake an earnest affinity for the people who made up the base of their party? Those same people now fit the profile of mass murderers as far as Rachel Maddow is concerned. Hosting her MSNBC show last night from Las Vegas in the wake of the staggering atrocity there Sunday evening, Maddow at one point focused on the suspected gunman's age, 64, which she described as atypical.
On Tuesday’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough returned in fine form to play the part of the impassioned, moderate conservative who completely supports the Second Amendment, but just wants some sensible gun controls too. However, by the end of the show, Joe had argued for banning most legal weapons currently in Americans’ possession while simultaneously revealing a complete lack of knowledge about basic gun terminology.
Appearing as a guest on Tuesday's MSNBC Live, MSNBC law enforcement analyst Jim Cavanaugh derided Congress as a "wholly-owned subsidiary of the gun lobby" as he complained about the difficulty of getting new gun laws passed. Calling himself a supporter of the Second Amendment, he went on to declare that it should not be a "suicide pact that takes away our life and liberty."
After Monday’s show was interrupted with live news coverage, ABC’s The View got its first chance to respond to Sunday night’s mass shooting on Tuesday’s program. As to be expected, the dialogue was high on emotions and low on facts, with the hosts reciting Democrat talking points, praising Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night rant, and urging viewers to vote Republicans out of office for not doing enough to stand up against “the gun lobby.”