I know there’s nothing new in this world, but the Left’s routine is getting quite old.
Just as the Left contended Sarah Palin’s crosshairs art over digital congressional maps was responsible for the Gabby Giffords shooting, so we’re now told President Trump’s dismissal of the DC press corps as “fake news” and declaration that Don Lemon is the dumbest man on TV is to blame for the bomb delivered to CNN.
“Words matter,” declared CNN President Jeff Zucker.
Mattering is not a synonym for causation.
When a Utah man was indicted earlier this month for sending a threatening, ricin-laced letter to Trump, I don’t recall CNN featuring any roundtable discussions or accusatory chryons suggesting the “Trump is Hitler” crowd was to blame.
When a Bernie Sanders supporter opened fire on congressional Republicans, I don’t remember any suggestion from the Left that Comrade Bernie’s overheated criticisms of Trump as a totalitarian incited the shooting. CNN treated the whole matter more like a local crime story than an attempted political assassination.
What’s the standard for establishing who’s liable for political violence, you ask?
Depends on the target is the DC press corps’ answer.
Words do matter, as CNN’s Zucker said.
And the words offered by human refrigerator magnets impersonating political leaders and the Democrat Party’s comms team masquerading as journalists are precisely what elected Trump and will re-elect him.