So, riddle me this, “What’s the only thing faster than a speeding bullet?” And while I am not referring to any superhero, what I am referring to is the willingness, or dare I say eagerness, of supposed journalists to jump the ‘gun’ (no pun intended) and begin to assign blame before knowing any of the facts. Here we have yet another instance where our state-controlled media demonstrated an affection for committing journalistic malpractice as they sought to report on what they assumed to be another mass shooting, choosing to rely on early, and what would prove to be highly inaccurate, information. And in so doing national outlets reported that a shooter was loose on campus at Ohio State. In reality, 18-year old Abdul Razak Ali Artan attacked and injured 11 students using both a butcher knife and his Honda Civic.
But rather than to waste time waiting for all the facts to be known before rushing to judgement, as is usually the case, members of our esteemed state-controlled media quickly jumped into action and typed up who it was that they perceived as being the obvious villain here. And that was, of course, firearms owners and organizations like the NRA who oppose increased gun regulation. And it was even before first responders had sounded the all clear that Vox had labeled the ambush “the Ohio State shooting.” Yahoo News took the next step, reporting that the attack “spurs a look at Ohio gun laws.” And pundits all across the Twittersphere blamed the American gun culture for yet another mass shooting that had never happened. This is what my dear old Dad used to call, “Shooting from the hip.”
And then when Ohio Gov. John Kasich tweeted that “our hearts and prayers go out to the Ohio State University,” it was a rather snarky Cosmo editor, Amy Odell, who apparently thought it would be a good idea to take a completely unnecessary potshot at the Republican. And so it was this genius that replied, “Well, now’s a good time to review your stance on gun control.” Now as it just so happens it turns out that one person actually did have a firearm on campus on Monday, it just wasn’t the attacker. It was Officer Alan Horujko, the guy who shot Artan bring to an ended his terrorist rampage. Ultimately, it was the good guy with a gun who stopped the bad guy armed with a butcher knife. In the process, he saved countless students from harm. But that wasn’t enough to slow anti-gun hysteria.
And in what I guess was an attempt at being clever, Dan Gross, the president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, remarked, “Thank God he didn’t have a gun.” Atta boy Dan, you’re a genuine douche bag! And it was before that we heard from Adam Feldman of, where else but, the New York Times who actually gave thanks that eight still-recovering students had ‘only been hacked with a butcher’s cleaver’. This moron, Feldman, tweeted, “What’s happened at Ohio State is terrible.” And then added, “But ‘mass stabber leaves 8 people with non-life-threatening injuries’ is why gun control matters.” Huh? I guess that’s what must be commonly referred to as being ‘Liberal Logic?’ Because that idiotic statement makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. And who but a liberal thinks this way?
The actual crime data, which proves false any relationship between gun ownership and gun crime, rarely makes the nightly news. It’s only when a story bleeds, and fits an anti-gun narrative, does it ever lead. That’s a problem because it deliberately misleads the electorate. Of course mistakes do happen in journalism. The industry has an entire orthodoxy and doctrine on corrections and retractions. But after Monday’s attack it’s clear that many in the media were far more interested in advancing a narrative than they were in reporting on what actually happened. Why else would Vox have an entire section about mass shootings locked and loaded on their front page hours after the attack? Because they let their bias overshadow the facts. But this time they got burned, and rather badly.
And based on their reading early and inaccurate reports, two Democrat senators doubled down on their calls for more gun control. Chris Murphy complained that after the Ohio State shooting there had been one attack per week. Once it was clear a gun had not been used, Murphy was quick to delete his tweet. And it was Timmy Kaine who also leapt to Twitter minutes after the attack was reported in an attempt to turn the attack into a discussion on gun control by tweeting out a message reading, “Deeply saddened by the senseless act of gun violence at Ohio State this morning. Praying for the injured and the entire Buckeye community.” But he earned for himself a little embarrassment when, a few hours later, it was revealed that the attacker used a car and a knife, but no gun.
Both of these stellar Democrats are avid supporters of increased gun control, so therefore their knee jerk response to this tragedy should come as no surprise. And, you know, all they really succeeded in doing was to make themselves appear as a couple of spineless political opportunists. And Twitter users were just as quick to take failed Democrat vice presidential candidate Kaine to task for politicizing the attack before he had any of the facts at hand. Some accused him of trying to use a crime to push his anti-gun agenda, while others pointed out how during the recent presidential campaign Timmy and Hitlery both had claimed Trump was unfit because he often spoke without knowing the facts. But the voters let it be known who it was that THEY thought was unfit, and it appears the voters were right.
One response to Timmy’s idiotic Tweet said, “The only guns used were by the police. Try and confirm before you politicize.” And another said, “You criticized Trump for making statements before receiving all the facts. News just confirmed killer used car and knife. No gun.” And still another said, “Deeply saddened by your senseless statement on gun violence in response to a knife attack by a Somali suspect.” And about two hours later, Timmy tweeted a second message reading, “Updated reports say attacker used a vehicle & knife. Horrifying & senseless. Relieved the scene is secure & praying for victims’ recovery.” Perhaps Timmy should have waited just a bit to hear more of the facts before shooting off his big fat mouth. In doing what he did he only came across as being someone who can’t be trusted to tell the truth.
And have you ever noticed how it is that Democrats, and right down to the very last one, seem to be completely unable to differentiate between an attack by someone who identifies himself, or in some cases herself, as a soldier of Allah (terrorism) and an attack perpetrated by some generic, and usually a liberal, nutball. It seems as if their first response is always to blame guns, as well as law abiding gun owners, for all society’s ills or to whine about how it was that the majority of Americans simply don’t buy into their propaganda that stricter gun laws would fix everything. And maybe if Hitlery had not been the worst corrupt candidate to ever run for president, Timmy might have actually received the level of scrutiny that he deserved for being such a leftist douchebag.
And you know, with the current state of the Democrat Party being what it is, I wouldn’t be the least surprised to see this halfwit, Timmy, trying to make a run for President on his own come 2020. And to think that this guy could very well have been our vice president, and possibly even our president had Hitlery won and then gone on to croak while still in office is a pretty scary thought. But luckily for us God was still watching out for our country and thankfully he had not yet chosen to abandon us and therefore allowed us, recounts notwithstanding, to dodge a rather sizable bullet that was headed right between our eyes. Our country would have never survived a Hiterly presidency and God, in his infinite wisdom, knew that. But what this latest tragedy makes clear is that we believe the Democrats and the media at our own peril.