In the wake of a shooting tragedy, you can always count on the media to show the correct reverence for the families of the victims. At a time of grief such as this, the friends and relatives of the victims have only one thing they want the media to talk about, and that is that the obvious solution to the Virginia Tech shootings would have been more guns, not less
Virginia Tech doesn’t allow its students to carry guns on campus; EVEN WITH CONCEALED CARRY PERMITS. They busted a student last year for carrying a gun on campus, even though he was carrying a completely legal concealed-carry permit.
If someone had a weapon, this wackjob Cho could have been stopped a lot sooner. Cao's Blog
what happened yesterday on the Virginia Tech campus is an example of gun control at its best. Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, Media Matters
Clearly the Virginia Tech shootings were the fault of a particular political party. See if you can guess which one...
If Hillary or Obama get elected and the Congress remains under Democratic Party control, do you think liberals in full power of our government -- do you think that they will attempt to disembowel the Second Amendment even more so than what we've seen today? The Gunny Bob Show, Media Matters
If this Virginia Tech shooter had an ideology, what do you think it was? This guy had to be a liberal. You start railing against the rich and all this other -- this guy's a liberal. He was turned into a liberal somewhere along the line. So it's a liberal that committed this act. Now, the drive-bys will read on a website that I'm attacking liberalism by comparing this guy to them. That's exactly what they do every day, ladies and gentlemen. I'm just pointing out a fact. I am making no extrapolation; I'm just pointing it out. They try -- whenever -- I can tell you from the history of this program, starting way back in the early '90s, when there was any kind of an incident, crime or what-have-you that attracted national attention, in the early days of this program, the drive-by media went out and they tried to connect the perpetrator to this program. They did everything they could. In fact, it went so far as Bill Clinton blaming me for influencing Timothy McVeigh to blow up the bureau building [sic: Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City]. These are the people sponsoring lies and distortion for the purposes of dividing this country and creating hatred. These are the people that invented this kind of tactic, if you will. Media Matters
OK, that was good. Now, can you conflate the Virgina Tech shooting to help the president spread his message about the War on Terror, AND promote xenophobia?
Responding to the April 16 mass shooting at Virginia Tech, right-wing pundit Debbie Schlussel "speculat[ed]" in an April 16 weblog post that the shooter, who had been identified at that point only as a man of Asian descent, might be a "Paki" Muslim and part of "a coordinated terrorist attack." "Paki" is a disparaging term for a person of Pakistani descent.
Schlussel wrote, "The murderer has been identified by law enforcement and media reports as a young Asian male," adding, "The Virginia Tech campus has a very large Muslim community, many of which are from Pakistan." Schlussel continued: "Pakis are considered 'Asian,' " and asked, "Were there two [shooters] and was this a coordinated terrorist attack?" Schlussel asserted that the reason she was "speculating that the 'Asian' gunman is a Pakistani Muslim" was "[b]ecause law enforcement and the media strangely won't tell us more specifically who the gunman is." Schlussel claimed that "[e]ven if it does not turn out that the shooter is Muslim, this is a demonstration to Muslim jihadists all over that it is extremely easy to shoot and kill multiple American college students." Media Matters
Gosh, that was fun! I think that we all learned an important lesson today, boys and girls! Homer Simpson
has it all worked out, as pointed out by Evil Spock
, via Blue Gal