Media shows remarkable restraint when a shooter can’t be linked to the tea party

Alleged Los Angeles shooter Christopher Jordan Dorner, influenced by left-leaning media coverage of gun crime in the wake of the Newtown shootings, has virtually paralyzed the City of Angels. Floyd Lee Corkins, a gunman incensed by anti-gay marriage bias after reading articles by the liberal advocacy group Southern Poverty Law Center, took a firearm into the Family Research Council’s headquarters with the intention of killing “as many as possible.” He hoped to smash Chick-fil-A sandwiches in the faces of as many corpses as he could. These shooters were clearly moved by left-wing media, and we should thank every benevolent force in the universe that they were. Had either shooter possessed even a tenuous link to a conservative group, a media-driven hysteria about the malevolent influence of right-wing broadcasters and commentators would be gripping the nation today. Fortunately, when a crazed shooter’s ideology is explicitly and demonstrably left-wing, the media displays admirable restraint about linking a gunman’s politics to their acts of violence.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • $8194357

    What media double standards?
    (S/B what ‘liberal’ double standards, huh)…

  • $8194357

    Take any basic liberal death-based agenda,
    and add a crisis to exploit.

    1. Destroy the traditional family;
    2. Undermine religion and co-opt it;
    3. Confiscation of guns;
    4. Control of health care;
    5. Control of the media;
    6. Control of education.

    All proceeding apace, some close to full realization.
    The U.S. is a Marxist revolutionary wet-dream
    emotion-driven, hoodwinking the hysterical useful idiots.

  • Kevin Flanagan

    They were also annoyed when he wasn’t a member of the “privileged majority.”
    He has justifiable “grievances” due to the colonial history of the USA.

  • banjo kid

    I think people are beginning to wake up to the fact that most violence comes from the left not the right and we are not the right we are more center right . We tend to think before acting because we feel the others pain , all the left feels is a warm fuzzy feeling even if it causes so many deaths you cannot count them, case in point Africa DDT was a good pesticide nothing wrong with it the inventor even drank it on stage . The are using it over the objections of the new pesticide companies because it works and saves lives by eliminating Malaria , but millions died because of the ban on DDT . Reactionary movements are like bowel movements they stink.

    • $8194357

      And agenda driven.

  • $8194357

    And then there is this as well…………..

    Christopher Dorner is a cop killer. He has nearly shut down Los Angeles because no one knows what he’ll do next to whom. Dorner is black. This is important because liberal apologists are making excuses for Dorner’s killing spree because he’s black. Consider these unbelievable comments:

    “One Facebook page is proclaiming Dorner for president. ‘We propose electing a man who could no longer sit idly by and watch as malicious tyrants abuse the innocent.’

    “The description on ‘We Are All Chris Dorner’ chillingly says, ‘Yes, this is war.’

    “Nearly 3,000 people like the page ‘I Support Christopher Jordan Dorner.’”

    It’s no wonder that law-abiding citizens are concerned about having their Second Amendment rights abridged. There are crazy people out their who want to take vengeance on anybody because they consider themselves to be Chris Dorners.