The New York Times ran an uncharacteristically positive headline about President Trump’s inspirational address to the nation following last weekend’s mass murders in El Paso and Dayton. Until a few Democrats reminded the Grey Lady she wasn’t sticking to the “Trump is a racist” narrative.
After Trump’s address, the Times reported “Trump Urges Unity vs. Racism. However, when the afternoon edition came out the headline had changed to, “Assailing hate but not guns.”
The change came quickly after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted “Let this front page serve as a reminder of how white supremacy is aided by – and often relies upon – the cowardice of mainstream institutions.”
One commenter on the Times page observed that the real reason people don’t trust the mainstream media can be found in this change saying, “Here’s a tremendous example of why the public doesn’t trust the media … Print Editor put out their 1st edition featuring a truthful headline > Democrats complain as it isn’t cohesive to their narrative > NYTimes buckles and frames it negatively for 2nd edition.”
Democratic presidential candidates had already set the “It’s Trump’s fault” narrative and the Times buckled and fell in line.
Brandon Morse of RedState wrote after a killing spree like the one in El Paso, he always has two stages of anger. The first is “that a fellow human being would inflict such harm and suffering on people as they do.”
His second wave of anger comes “because the moment a mass shooting happens, the political opportunists come out of the woodwork.”
It’s always about the children when liberals want to push their agenda but who are they most eager to talk about? Not the women, nor children, nor the unsung heroes of the day, but “Donald Trump is a racist.”
During his first interview after the shooting, Democrat presidential candidate “Beto” O’Rourke unleashed a profanity-laced tirade about the shooter’s racism and how “[Trump] is a racist and … stokes racism in this country.”
O’Rourke doubled down on the President’s supposed racism when CNN’s Jake Tapper asked for his response to President Trump’s speech condemning racism and white nationalism. The congressman answered by blaming both Trump and Fox News for what happed in El Paso.
“This president is encouraging …not just racist rhetoric, but the violence that so often follows … This is Fox News; this is what we’re seeing on the internet; this is the toleration of intolerance and hatred and racism in this country,” mused O’Rourke.
In the crowded field of Democrat hopefuls, O’Rourke is desperate for recognition. To gain the attention of the far left in his party, he resorted to taking quotes attributed to Trump that were wholly out of context.
The quotes in question were times that Trump rightly called members of the MS-13 gang “animals.” Both O’Rourke and the media knows those quotes come from a speech Trump gave that specially targeted MS-13.
Forget that MS-13’s motto is literally “rape, control, kill.” Never mind the gang is known for sex trafficking, drug smuggling, and horrendous murders, one in which they stabbed a man 100 times ripped his hear out and decapitated him.
Every Democrat candidate knows that Trump was referring to a bloodthirsty gang and not innocent women and children. But other Democrats add to the excepted narrative.
Senator Kamala Harris told MSNBC, “He has emboldened [white nationalism], he has given it power, he has elevated it, he has coddled it, and he’s got to stop.”
Immediately after the shootings, Trump blamed unchecked mental illness, social media and video games. In his address to the nation, he called for aggressive background checks and the institution of “red flag” laws to catch these killers ahead of time.
Joe Biden responded in a tweet that the real answer to gun violence is for Trump to be “expelled from the White House” and “there is a new president.”
Sometimes the opposition shows its true colors without realizing it. It’s not about guns violence, or women and children.
It’s what the Democrats have wanted from day one – get rid of Trump any way they can.