Kurt Schlichter, writing at Townhall, on why even though it was wrong for Greg Gianforte to lay smackdown on Democrat Media Operative Ben Jacobs, it doesn’t quite rate the drama the Democrat Media Complex has assigned to it.
I know it’s theoretically wrong for a Republican candidate to smack around an annoying liberal journalist, but that still doesn’t mean that I care. Our ability to care is a finite resource, and, in the vast scheme of things, millions of us have chosen to devote exactly none of it toward caring enough to engage in fussy self-flagellation because of what happened to Slappy La Brokenshades.
Sorry, not sorry.
And that’s not a good thing, not by any measure, but it is a real thing. Liberals have chosen to coarsen our culture. Their validation and encouragement of raw hate, their flouting of laws (Hi leakers! Hi Hillary!) and their utter refusal to accept democratic outcomes they disapprove of have consequences. What is itself so surprising is how liberals and their media rentboyz are so surprised to find that we normals are beginning to feel about them the way they feel about us – and that we’re starting to act on it. If you hate us, guess what?
We’re going to start hating you right back.
So true. The left exalts “journalists” in the same way they exalt “educators,” and for the same reason; they are both extensions of the Democrat party serving the purpose of propaganda and indoctrination (respectively) in the party line.
And so you end up with a situation where a minor physical altercation between a Republican candidate and a Democrat Media Operative rates more media outrage than two successive Muslim terror attacks that killed almost 50 people.
The people who died in the terror attacks weren’t journalists or teachers, and they weren’t killed by opponents of the Democrat Party. Their lives, therefore, matter significantly less than one operative’s busted eyeglasses.
And that’s why a lot of people hate journalists. Part of the reason, anyway.