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.