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Monday, June 13, 2016

Media knows Trump is right about Orlando

Americans woke up Sunday to a nightmare. In the we hours, a Muslim terrorist killed 49 people and wounded another 53 human beings at a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando. Americans recognized the problem immediately as Ptresident Obama's refusal to take this threat seriously.

The media saw a different threat entirely; this helps Trump to the media plutocracy. And so they tried to shape-shift the issue -- the threat of a Fifth Column of jihadists threatening to conquer America - to gun control. Instead of blaming people who used box-cutters, airliners, knives, suicide bombs, and pressure cookers in the past, the media blamed  the weapon of choice this time.

The first talking point: This was the worst mass shooting in the history of America. The death toll was half the carnage from Muslim terrorists did at Bataclan in Paris a few months ago.

That led to the second talking point: Too many guns.

That led to the third talking point: Motive does not matter.

Bernard Goldberg pointed out the bizarre nature of "Meet the Press" coverage of this breaking story:
The story was still developing, but there were already indications that the shooter at the gay dance club in Orlando was an American-born Muslim who somehow, directly or indirectly, was connected to radical Islam.
The panelist on “Meet the Press” knew at least some of this. So Chuck Todd, after acknowledging to his panel that the actual motive for the murders wasn’t known with certainty yet, asked Tom Brokaw, “Should it matter,” what the motive was.
This is a remarkable question – one drenched in liberal PC. Chuck Todd, who is a serious journalist (and in my limited contact with him, a good guy) would never have asked if motive mattered if the gunman was a white supremacist skinhead who had just gunned down innocent African Americans in a church.
Should it matter???

And you thought Dan Rather was the most left-wing of the major news anchors in the 1990s.

The media wanted it to be another Sandy Hook. Yes, that's it. This is not a Muslim terrorist, but a confused man.

Within a few hours, the media realized the public was not buying the media's fairy tales. So, the media blamed Trump for seeking "to make Orlando an election issue," as USA Today said.

But of course, Muslim terrorism is a major issue. Americans want to be safe again.

Politico called it "Trump's tragic victory lap":
“Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism,” Trump tweeted triumphantly mid-Sunday, as the FBI and Orlando police were still pulling bodies from Pulse, a gay nightclub where at least 49 innocents were gunned down. “I don’t want congrats, I want toughness and vigilance.”
Then, later, another self-inflicted pat on the back: “If we do not get tough and smart real fast, we are not going to have a country anymore,” he added. “I said this was going to happen — and it is only going to get worse.”
Yes, Trump was right. No brag, just fact.

CBS was fair, quoting two other tweets from Trump:
Really bad shooting in Orlando. Police investigating possible terrorism. Many people dead and wounded.
Horrific incident in FL. Praying for all the victims and their families. When will this stop? When will we get tough, smart & vigilant?
From USA Today:
Trump's aggressive response to the attack is a striking contrast to the low-key reaction of political leaders to previous attacks like 9/11. Republican congressional leaders did not mention the Obama administration or the election in their responses to the massacre in Orlando.
President Obama did not discuss the election in his remarks Sunday on the shooting, saying that, "as Americans, we are united in grief, in outrage, and in resolve to defend our people."
Trump had planned to use a Monday speech in Manchester, N.H., to attack the financial dealings of his opponent and her husband, former president Bill Clinton. His campaign said he will now discuss "the serious threats facing all Americans and his solutions for making this country safe again."
The media pounded Trump harder than it pounded guns.

The New York Times was more balanced in its reporting:
Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton set their sights on each other Monday, just a day after the massacre in Orlando, Fla., with Mr. Trump suggesting that his opponent was too weak to keep the country safe. Mrs. Clinton warned that Mr. Trump’s demonization of Muslims was inciting terrorists.
The clash comes as national security takes center stage in the campaign after the worst attack on American soil since Sept. 11, 2001. The latest incident occurred Sunday morning at a gay nightclub in Orlando, where a Muslim man claiming allegiance to the Islamic State shot and killed 49 people and wounded 53.
Mr. Trump responded with fury on Monday, calling for increased bombing of Islamic State terrorists, accusing American Muslims of looking the other way as attacks unfolded and warning that Mrs. Clinton did not comprehend the nature of the threat.
He also condemned Mrs. Clinton for failing to use the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism.” They were the first remarks by Mr. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, since the massacre on Sunday in Orlando.
But the Los Angeles Times acted as if Trump caused the attack, not the Islamic faith:
A horrific mass murder on the scale of the Orlando, Fla., nightclub massacre early Sunday would normally cause a time-out in a presidential campaign, as the candidates pause their attacks in deference to the dead and their families.
Donald Trump, though, was prompted by the deadliest mass shooting in American history to immediately launch into some of his harshest and angriest broadsides yet, demanding President Obama resign, Hillary Clinton drop out of the presidential race, and that his call for a ban on Muslims entering the country be enforced.
Trump is not the disease.

He is the cure.

Which is why so many in the media hate him.

Coming soon -- "Trump the Press: Don Surber's take on how the pundits blew the 2016 Republican race."


  1. I'll take a double-dose of that cure, STAT. I hope I can get refills. - Elric

  2. The homosexual establishment would like to blame right-wing Christians. Too bad we haven't seen any shooting homosexuals.

    1. I think you need to go to a Turkish bath if you want to see a homo shoot.

    2. Perhaps I did not make myself sufficiently clear.

      We have not seen any right-wing Christians shooting homosexuals.

      Unless, of course, you omitted the /sarc tag.

    3. I've been checking in to a couple of gay centric websites the last day or so. You talk about a swarm of angry hornets. And it's all aimed directly at Hillary and Barack.

  3. "as Americans, we are united in grief, in outrage, "

    Obama does not speak for me. I am not grieving, not at all, because this attack was expected. But I am Obama. His first job is to protect Americans. He has failed in that. About Islamic radicalism, Obama lied, people died. Now desperate to find another video to blame for this shooting, Obama blames the whole Internet. Sure, guns don't kill people, the Internet kills people. Sorry, the Internet was only the messenger. Radical Islam was the cause. Home-grown terrorism? Maybe the shooter was born here, but the ideology that led him to slaughter people was imported from abroad. It's not home-grown terrorism; it's illegal, undocumented, alien terrorism.

    1. You can't really say he failed if he didn't even try. Which he hasn't.

  4. By the media's logic, it wasn't Hitler's fault those 50 men from Stalag Luft III were shot. It was the guns' fault.

    I can just imagine the scene when President Trump takes his first BS question from one of these clowns who think they're journalists.

    "Here's a nickel, kid. Go get yourself some better journalism training."

  5. Not an election issue? Every thing about this is an election issue.

  6. "So Chuck Todd, after acknowledging to his panel that the actual motive for the murders wasn’t known with certainty yet, asked Tom Brokaw, “Should it matter,” what the motive was." The Left being Hell on HATE CRIMES, yes, it matters.

    "Mrs. Clinton warned that Mr. Trump’s demonization of Muslims was inciting terrorists." They need NO inciting other than what they already have.

    1. Me: For the record, Mrs. Clinton, who demonized the Muslims who flew airplanes into the World Trade Center?

      HRC: What difference, at this point, does it make?

  7. "Media knows Trump is right about Orlando"
    Won't admit it, can't admit it.

  8. Chuck Todd asked Tom Brokaw, “Should it matter,” what the motive was.
    And in the not too distant past, Hillary Clinton remarked, "What difference does it make?"

    These people are ill...of course it matters and with attitudes like these, it matters even more.
    Time for some adults in the room.

    Sam C

    1. The western civilization leftists and their media choir have a difficult time dealing with the inconvenient truth is that their vision of the world is pure fantasy.

  9. It gets worse. PC has so crippled our security that they are now claiming it never occurred to them that a Muslim terrorist would specifically target gays:

    While Omar Mateen was casing other gay clubs to determine where he wanted to commit jihad mass murder, law enforcement officials had no idea a jihadi might ever consider such targets.

    On Sunday, the East Orlando Post reported startling words from James Copenhaver, whom it described as a “veteran investigator and former Orlando law enforcement officer.” Said Copenhaver:

    --I have been in this business for 30 years, and we all in law enforcement have talked about one of the theme parks getting hit by these terrorist killers. Never in all my years of training, and being involved in several investigative units, to include the FBI Task Force, would we have ever guessed a LGBT club be a target of an terrorist attack.
    Why would they never have guessed?

    Because the FBI and other law enforcement agencies don’t study Islam, and this is a direct result of Muslim groups demanding the removal of such material. Those who are committed to protecting us are taught to downplay and deny the motivating ideology behind jihad terror attacks.--

  10. We don't need gun control. We need Muslim control.

    1. My sentiments exactly. - Elric

  11. Karma is going to catch up with these terrorist bastards one day.

    "Karma" is the name of the next-generation Hellfire missile.

  12. Maybe Trump's Attorney General will indict obama for treason after doing an investigation into radical muslim attacks on American soil.