If a gunman took hostages and once claimed he had “experienced an ‘’awakening’ when he watched” Glenn Beck or Bill O’Reilly’s shows, you can bet the headlines would label him a right-wing kook while left-of-center pundits would deplore the “extremist, eliminationist rhetoric” spewing forth from conservative media.
But, James J. Lee, the late gunman who took hostages yesterday at the Discovery Communications Building only said he he experienced his ‘”‘awakening’ when he watched former Vice President Al Gore’s environmental documentary ‘‘An Inconvenient Truth.’” So, that means, he was just a lone nut and Gore’s “documentary” had nothing to do with the acting out of his violent tendencies.
I highly doubt the MSM will mete out the same treatment to Mr. Gore they offered to “Ground Zero” Mosque Opponents.
Here, I’m with Allahpundit who’s
. . . not going to blame the actions of a nut on all lefties and environmentalists. I will, however, be sure to remind them of this the next time they pull that on the right. Which they do, merrily, at every conceivable opportunity.
Indeed, I offered a similar “reminder” when I posted earlier this week on the murder of the Mormon bishop in California. They blame every crime against a member of an approved American victim group on conservatives, but when leftists commit such crime (or the victim is a member of a non-approved group), it never occurs to them that, using their very logic, liberals groups in general and leftist rabble rousers in particular should thus be held responsible.
No, Al Gore is not responsible for the actions of this disturbed man. But, neither are conservatives responsible for the attack last week on the NYC cabbie.