Insanity runs in families. The media family is filled with insane people. The shooting at the The Dark Knight Rises premier has started a liberal media feeding frenzy. Piers Morgan is calling for gun control. Some are calling on Obama and Romney to pull back on campaigning. Fat Czar Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to know what Obama and Romney are going to do about the violence. Bloomberg and other liberals haven’t said much about the number of murders in Chicago — 260.
You might remember that after the shooting of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the Left went into full blame mode by claiming that it was Tea Party rhetoric that led to a lone gunman to shoot Giffords and others.
One liberal group said, “It is fair to say — in today’s political climate, and given today’s political rhetoric — that many have contributed to the building levels of vitriol in our political discourse that have surely contributed to the atmosphere in which this event transpired.”
Giffords’s father was more direct. When he was asked if she had any enemies, he said: “Yeah, the whole Tea Party.”
Once again the insane media have tried to make a Tea Party connection. This time it was Good Morning America’s Brian Ross and George Stephanolpoulos:
Stephanolpoulos: I’m going to go to Brian Ross. You’ve been investigating the background of Jim Holmes here. You found something that might be significant.
Ross: There’s a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado, page on the Colorado Tea Party site as well, talking about him joining the Tea Party last year. Now, we don’t know if this is the same Jim Holmes. But it’s Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado.
Stephanolpoulos: Okay, we’ll keep looking at that. Brian Ross, thanks very much.
This passes as journalism at ABC. Even if this particular “Jim Holmes” is a member of the Tea Party, it does not mean that the Tea Party itself has anything to do with violence. In fact, the history of the Tea Party is a history of respectful and peaceful political action.
It’s been said numerous times that bright lights attract big bugs. It wouldn’t surprise me at all that some nut job joined an organization to give him the cover of respectability. All one has to look at is the pedophilia epidemic in the Catholic Church and Jerry Sandusky at Penn State.
Maybe Hollywood is responsible for the violence. Hollywood is a big supporter of President Obama. Two can play this game. Check out the 1986 Frank Miller graphic novel Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. Beltway Confidential reports that “In the comic, a crazed, gun-toting loner walks into a movie theater and begins shooting it up, killing three in the process.” So maybe it’s time to ban comic books.
Of course, just maybe the people responsible for the acts of violence are the ones who commit the crimes. Now that’s a novel idea.