The Democrat Left initiatlly denied that the Benghazi terror attack was a terror attack. The Narrative was that it was a protest over an obscure YouTube video that got out of hand. The Democrat Left stuck with this Narrative even though they knew it was false until it became untenable.
Prior to the Paris attacks, the Democrat Left scoffed at the idea that ISIS and other terror groups would use the “Refugee Crisis” as a Trojan horse to spread terrorism. “Terrorism is what these people are running away from,” they claimed. But we now know that the ringleaders of the Paris attacks recruited a team from “refugees” in Hungary. So much for that narrative.
After San Bernadino, the first narrative pushed by Democrat Media Operatives (f.k.a journalists) was that this could have been an incident of “workplace violence,” exactly like when Nadal Hasan shot up an Army based and killed 13 people while shouting “Allahu Akhbar.” Nothing to do with Islam, just a disgruntled employee offended by a Christmas Party. But then it turned out his wife was a secret jihadi who had somehow slipped through the Obama Administration’s rigorous terror screening despite providing a false address. So, then the DMO’s pushed the narrative that he had become “radicalized” through her. As though the real enemy wasn’t Radical Islam (a term Democrats refuse to utter) but heterosexual marriage. But now it turns out even that narrative is false because Syed Farook was reaching out to jihadist organizations before he married, and his mother belongs to a radical jihadi outfit. So, in a desperate Hail Mary pass, the Democrats are trying to make this into a gun control issue by spinning yet another false narrative about the No Fly list.
The response of the Democrat Left and their Media Operatives, after every terrorist attack, has been to spin a narrative that minimizes the connection of the attack to Islam and their preferred policy of mass Islamic immigration. The actual facts of each incident never turn out to align with reality. How, then, can we trust that the rest of the Democrat Left Terror Narrative (DLTN) is true? How can we trust them when they see “Islam has absolutely nothing to do with terrorism,” or “only the tiniest sliver of Muslims support terrorism,” or “the solution to terror is to give more Muslims jobs.” Are these facts, or is this just wish-casting in service of a false narrative? Are these good faith errors of analysis, or is this all part of a scheme to create a narrative more conducive to passing the agenda Democrats want to advance?
One of the factors behind Donald Trump’s popularity is the impression that he is telling the truth, or at least, saying things that are closer to the truth than the politically correct pablum coming from the Democrats and their Media Operatives.