As information was still coming in regarding Monday’s attempted terror attack in the New York City subway, an MSNBC panel discussing the news ridiculously shifted the topic to outrage over guns and gun crime in the U.S. And on top of that, they bemoaned how President Trump would try to make the attack an immigration issue to support his temporary travel ban.
After Sunday night’s horrific mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, some in the liberal media couldn’t help but try to politicize the awful tragedy that left 50 people dead and hundreds more injured. During MSNBC’s live coverage in the 9 am PST hour October 2nd, anchor Stephanie Ruhle and former NYC Police Commissioner William Bratton blamed Nevada’s “relaxed” gun laws to argue that if the state had more regulation, something like this couldn’t have happened.
During his MSNBC show All In on Monday, Chris Hayes put up his best defense of far-left New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio against criticism from NYPD officers and their union, lamenting that de Blasio has been subject to “brutal attacks” over the past few weeks while praising him for a drop in crime during 2014.
At the start of a segment about the drop in crime and a changing of tactics, Hayes chose to chastise the NYPD’s top union for speaking and acting in opposition to the Mayor: “If, the Mayor has taken to dreading the spotlight over the past few weeks as he's come under brutal attack by New York’s police unions, today's press conference was probably one he looked forward to because, today, he got to announce what appears to be a major victory for the very policies that helped kick off an NYPD backlash.”
During an appearance on Thursday’s CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, New York City Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner Bill Bratton was asked by anchor Scott Pelley if African-American men had any reason to be afraid of the NYPD and what he was going to change about policing in the aftermath of the Eric Garner case.
After Batton told Pelley what was changing about the way officers in the NYPD go about their jobs, Pelley posed this question to him: “What does a black man in New York City have to fear from the NYPD?”
Former New York City police commissioner Bill Bratton brought his pro-gun control agenda into a segment about the FBI's latest crime statistics on Tuesday's Early Show on CBS, blaming the "the insanity of the lack of gun control laws in this country" for an increase in police deaths during 2011.
Anchor Erica Hill introduced Bratton as the "chairman of Kroll, a worldwide investigative company. He's also the former chief of police in Los Angeles, New York City, and Boston." During most of the segment, Hill and co-anchor Chris Wragge asked their guest for his take about the overall decrease in violent crime, according to the FBI statistics.