FRC Shooting: Media Not Ready to Blame Politics
The August 15 shooting of a security guard at the Washington HQ of the Family Research Council didn’t spark the same hyperbolic claims from the Old Media establishment that politics is at the root of this violence. The shooter has ties to the gay rights community. No calls for investigations were made, no individual politicians were accused of fostering a “violent atmosphere,” and no particular ideology was blamed as the cause of this crime.
Unlike every recent shooting that happened before it, crimes that were immediately blamed on the evil, evil Tea Party, or conservatives, or even Rush Limbaugh, this shooting was treated in a subdued manner by Old Media and was practically ignored by the talking heads of the lefty establishment.
The coverage was downright muted, for certain. It got so absurd that Jonah Goldberg had to come back from vacation to make a post at NRO’s The Corner to point out one of the most egregious headlines in the Old Media. It came from the Washington Post whose headline on iPad read, “Police: Suspect disagreed with Family Research Council.”