Tyler Durden was inspired to bring attention to how the media brings its attention to only one side of the story. In particular, he calls out the major media outlets for reporting only the side of Leftists attacked by right wing nuts, rather than recounting all activity against all Americans.
It certainly seems Durden has a point. Let someone on the Right shoot someone on the Left, and suddenly it is about Right Wing violence promoted within the Republican Party’s membership. Let someone on the Left shoot up people in the Right, and it will be given much less coverage.
Hypatia has already pointed out to me how ridiculously low the coverage happened to be on one major event of a Leftist resorting to violence and creating a mass shooting. I am speaking of the mass shooting by James Hutchinson of Congress people out playing softball, Summer of 2017. (Hutchinson was revealed to be mentally ill, and a supporter of Bernie Sanders.)
This man’s shooting spree almost killed Rep Scalise. He wounded several others. Yet the media mentioned it so rarely most people in the USA have already forgotten about last year’s attack on Congress. Oh, and did any media outlet anywhere suggest that somehow Bernie Sanders ws responsible?
Of course not, because Bernie was not responsible. Yet in the recent synagogue shooting that killed 11, the blame is laid at Trump’s feet, or mouth. Headlines blared out this insta-Truth: Trump might not have caused the shooting, but he is partially to blame.
So those people left of center fill their social media feed with the horrors of the Right wing nuts attacking the Left. Then they will conclude their posts with how the Leftists are non-violent.
From Durden’s article: The FBI arrested a suspect in Utah, William Clyde Allen, believed to have sent all the packages in a coordinated effort. Allen confessed to sending all four letters, but we also learned that—similar to the inoperable bombs allegedly sent by Cesar Sayoc, Jr.—none seemed to contain actual Ricin, but rather castor seed from which Ricin is made.
October 2018: In Las Vegas, a Democratic activist working for American Bridge 21st Century named Wilfred Michael Stark assaulted Kristin Davidson, campaign manager for Nevada’s Republican gubernatorial candidate, Adam Laxalt. Stark had previously been arrested for similar activity at a GOP rally in Virginia.
October 2018: In Minnesota, Republican state-representative Sarah Anderson was chased and punched by a man ripping up GOP campaign signs, and two days earlier, Republican candidate Shane Mekeland suffered a concussion after being punched in the back of the head while having dinner at a local restaurant.
October 2018: The Republican Party Headquarters in Manhattan, New York was vandalized with spray-paint, smashed windows, and a threatening notethat read: “Our attack is merely a beginning. We are not passive, we are not civil, and we will not apologize.”
October 2018: Jackson Cosko, an intern working for Democratic Senator Sheila Jackson Lee was charged by the United States Capitol Police with “doxxing” Republican Senators Mike Lee, Orrin Hatch, and Lindsey Graham. While doxxing itself isn’t violence, it has frequently led to serious harassment and violence as people have access to personal information such as the home addresses, phone numbers, and email address of the victims.
October 2018: Florida man, Jame Royal Patrick, Jr., was arrested for making death threats to people who supported Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
Full article at link above.