Did you know 'hateful rhetoric' pulled trigger in CO?

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
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Bill Bumpas, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)

Big Three networksA media watchdog was on the job when the Left blamed conservatives and pro-lifers for a fatal shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. 

Authorities allege Robert Lewis Dear is the alleged gunman who killed two civilians and a police officer, and shot and injured nine others.

Authorities have not publicly given a reason for the attack, but The Associated Press reported it was told by a law enforcement officer that Dear said "no more baby parts" in a "rambling statement" to authorities after he was arrested last Friday. (See related story)

The Media Research Center reports that "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd used a quote from Planned Parenthood officials complaining about "hateful rhetoric" that contributed to the murders.

MRC spokesman Dan Gainor says Todd used the quote when he interviewed three different Sunday morning guests.

Those guests included GOP presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson.

"They immediately want to blame conservatives for - Chuck Todd's phrasing – 'hateful rhetoric' and that's exactly what the Planned Parenthood people were coming out and saying," Gainor says of the weekend news coverage.

MRC reports that NBC, CBS, and ABC discussed the shootings on their Sunday shows, and Gainor says each of the networks took turns "carrying water" for Planned Parenthood.

The left-wing reaction didn't escape the attention of other conservatives either.

Gainor, Dan (MRC)Law professor and blogger Ann Althouse analyzed Todd's interview techniques in an online story, noting that Todd told Carson that the alleged gunman was "yelling" about "baby parts" during the attack.

She notes that Dear allegedly said that phrase to police after his arrest, not during the shooting. 

"It's as though (Todd) could barely constrain himself from coming straight out and saying hateful rhetoric led to that attack in Colorado," Althouse wrote of the "Meet the Press" interviewer.

When left-wing columnist Sally Kohn suggested on Twitter that the Right is desperate for a motive that "eliminates their moral culpability," blogger Stephen Miller noted that Kohn had written in January that "blaming all Muslims for terrorists is like blaming all musicians for Ted Nugent."  

Gainor tells OneNewsNow that ABC's Sunday talk show "This week" interviewed a Planned Parenthood official who blamed Congress for the attack.

Gainor explains that the media has a simple rule:  conservatives are always wrong. Liberals, he says, are either always right or get a pass from the media.

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