If we saw some liberal in the pages of Salon.com or Media Matters blaming Republicans for the shooting that happened last Wednesday in Virginia, we’d be disgusted but not very surprised. After all, that’s what they do. They loathe conservatives, they cater to those who feel the same way, and they don’t make any apologies about it. If we saw a pundit on MSNBC or Comedy Central saying it, we’d be a little more surprised, but still not very. Those outlets are a little more grounded in sanity than their far-left online compadres, but…well, we’re talking matter of a degree or two.
But keep in mind, we’re talking about the anchor of CBS Evening News here. Well, as of Friday, the former anchor, but still. And while the networks are fairly blatant in their liberal bias, they aren’t supposed to be so far to the left that you can’t even see the facts for all the nonsense. They are supposed to retain some degree of basic humanity, if not journalistic integrity. But apparently, all of that is out the window. And that’s why we’re especially shocked and disgusted by Scott Pelley’s unacceptable comments from Thursday evening, where he said: “It’s time to ask whether the attack on the United States Congress Wednesday was foreseeable, predictable and, to some degree, self-inflicted.”
And if you think that over the course of his monologue, he might come to the conclusion that no, it was NOT self-inflicted, then prepare to be disappointed.
“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,” Pelley said. “Yesterday 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.”
After quickly mentioning that Bernie Sanders had called Trump the “most dangerous” president in history, Pelley went on to attack Trump for the president’s assault on the news media. He then concluded his spiel with a bit of Jerry Springer-esque faux-wisdom.
“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,” he said. “It’s past time for all of us — presidents, politicians, reporters, citizens, all of us — to pause to think again.”
There’s nothing objectively wrong with what Pelley is saying here, except that he would NEVER be making these phony equivocations if the shooter had been a right-wing nutjob going after Democrats. Then it would be FULLY Trump’s fault. Here, where we have a lunatic liberal – and far from the first one – on a violent rampage, it’s still Trump’s fault…with a tiny dose of “well, yeah, I guess we all need to cool it a little.”
Alas, as we’ve known since the Ferguson riots, the liberal news media will never take responsibility for their own rhetoric no matter how many people it hurts.