Tuesday, June 20, 2017

CBS: "Was Scalise's Shooting Self Inflicted?"

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Most of America was shocked last Wednesday morning when James Hodgkinson ---a Bernie Sanders supporter and volunteer, opened fire on the Republican baseball team practicing for the annual charity game between the Republican and Democratic team.

Rep. Scalise, who was one of those shot, is still hospitalized in serious condition.

However, the far Left, particularly the media, has recovered nicely and have taken to blaming Scalise---not the shooter, for the shooting.

And it isn't only CBS weaving the web of deception.

CBS NEWS anchor Scott Pelly said, "It's time to ask whether the attack on the United States Congress yesterday was foreseeable, predictable and, to some degree, self-inflicted."

He said, "Too many leaders, and political commentators, who set an example for us to follow, have led us into an abyss of violent rhetoric which, it should be no surprise, has led to violence."

Predictably, Pelly did not equate the ongoing far-Left progressive cry for violence against President Trump---like the "comic" holding the president's decapitated head or the president's likeness being stabbed to death by Roman senators in the publicly funded stage play in the New York park---with any possibility of violence.

This is a video of Pelly's commentary. Notice his tone as well as his words. It is also a well-sourced commentary on this narrative that CBS and other news organizations are pushing this week. You will also notice how Trump has become a declared enemy of the press---as has all who voted for him.

This is the script of his commentary: 

It's time to ask whether the attack on the United States Congress, yesterday, was foreseeable, predictable and, to some degree, self-inflicted.
Too many leaders, and political commentators, who set an example for us to follow, have led us into an abyss of violent rhetoric which, it should be no surprise, has led to violence.
Yesterday [June 14] was not the first time.
In December last year, a man with an assault rifle stormed into a Washington-area pizzeria to free child sex slaves whom Hillary Clinton was holding there -- or at least that's what political blog sites had said. He fired into a locked door to discover no children in chains.
Sen. Bernie Sanders has called the president the "most dangerous in history." The shooter yesterday was a Sanders volunteer.
You might think that no sane person would act on political hate speech, and you'd be right. Trouble is, there are a lot of Americans who struggle with mental illness.
In February, the president tweeted that the news media were the "enemy of the American people":
The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017
Later, at a lunch for reporters, President Trump was asked whether he worried that language would incite violence. His pause indicated it had never crossed his mind. Then he said, "No, that doesn't worry me."
As children we're taught, "Words will never hurt me." But when you think about it, violence almost always begins with words. In "Twitter world," we've come to believe that our first thought is our best thought.
It's past time for all of us -- presidents, politicians, reporters, citizens, all of us -- to pause to think again.

MSNBC host Joy Reid on her NBC show called, ironically, "Morning Joy" along with her guest Rev. William Barber was accusing Rep. Scalise of racism, while Rev. Barber was accusing him of also "disliking poor people" because he is a Republican.

Perhaps the most uncivil and destructive narrative coming from the far Left is this:

One of the two officers who saved the life of Rep. Scalise, and countless others according to Senator Rand Paul who escaped getting shot, was officer Crystal Griner, who was also wounded.

Griner is a lesbian. A black lesbian.

The Left--- media and political operatives--- are spinning this fact with a toxic and appalling mix of humor and smugness that Rep. Scalise, a proponent of traditional marriage, was saved by a black lesbian cop.

Some in the press are speculating that Scalise may prefer to be dead than saved by a black lesbian cop.

That is despicable. Most all in the media know that Christians and conservatives belief in traditional marriage is based on biblical teaching, not hate or bigotry.

I have rarely if ever found myself in agreement with CBS' Scott Pelly---who, by the way, will no longer be anchoring CBS's news show due to low ratings, but will remain with CBS for now---however, he may have a point.

His admonition to "pause and think again" may be a step in the right direction. But I doubt the media will even pause, much less, "think again."

Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful.


  1. I do wonder how many of the liberals (who indicate support for the poor, homeless, mentally ill and those struggling with addiction are in the trenches with them to give them a hand up on a consistent basis as many Christians/conservatives are. They want to say we are full of hate/bigotry?

  2. I see, so Pelly's giving us, presumably, his best thought, thinks there is a point, because he identifies with the gunman's thoughts, if people don't say what he wants them to say he will do them violence because he cannot control himself

    Here is something else to think about when thinking of doing violence, they just might shoot back, be a far better shot, then you are dead and those will be your last thoughts

    Which just shows his whole point was to coward others into shutting up so he is the only one who gets to speak and can feel perfectly free to continue to lie unchallenged.

    Think again!

  3. I turned on the news that evening and turned to my husband and said, "I hope I don't get angry watching the spin." Sure enough, Pelley ended the story with the idea that Trump is really the irresponsible one whose rhetoric is causing violence. That was the last thought left as the item of news ended.

  4. These past decades have shown our media to become more and more committed to social conditioning, and less committed to truth. Today we see the evolution of a new bold evil. Hatred and malice are no longer masked, but presented proudly as righteous follow-ups to a foundation of deceptive reporting.

    "Despicable" is the appropriate word. Yet one wonders how many of the lemmings in the audience are still able to recognize this evil. That would make the word "Sad" to be the next most appropriate word.

    Luke 6:45
    The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.

    We can pray for the "Despicable", and for the "Sad" to be forgiven, for neither "knows what they do". Then we can pray for their hearts, which have been foolishly sacrificed on the altar of bigotry, hatred, and malice. A triumph for the enemy!

    Eccl 10:22
    The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure.

    Once again, truth is the target and the victim.

    16 There are six things the LORD hates,
    seven that are detestable to him:
    17 haughty eyes,
    a lying tongue,
    hands that shed innocent blood,
    18 a heart that devises wicked schemes,
    feet that are quick to rush into evil,
    19 a false witness who pours out lies
    and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.
    Prov 6:16-19

    We should resist the temptation to hate and slander. Instead we can triumph if we pray!

    Truth is a lonely warrior…


    Smile...Jer 17:9-10
    The heart of the wise inclines to the right,
    but the heart of the fool to the left.


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