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Sunday, July 1, 2018
Reporter resigns after falsely tweeting that Maryland shooter wore MAGA hat
Ed. I'd like to say that this is unbelievable, but of course, that is not the case. Given the agenda of today's liberal media, ANYTHING is believable...anything, that is, but the truth.
If the first casualty
of war is the truth, it is also a casualty in the wake of any recent mass shooting
It has become derigueur for both
sides to heap responsibility for
a mass shooting on the backs of their political opponents. Trying to
make political hay out of a tragedy used to be an infamia – no one
would dare use the bodies of innocent people to make a political point.
Those days are in the
past. Even if the shooter is demonstrably insane or mentally
incompetent, there are always nuggets of information that can be unearthed in
the shooter's past that will tie him to one side or the other. And
A reporter in
Springfield, Massachusetts thought he was just playing the blame game when he
tweeted that the man who killed five people in a Maryland newsroom "left
behind" a MAGA hat. The intent was clear: blame the president's tirades
against journalists for the massacre.
But the reporter's
newspaper reacted swiftly and decisively. The 21-year veteran
newspaperman was fired.
Backlash was swift. Berry deleted the tweet and apologized
in a follow-up tweet Friday morning.
"Folks, My 21-year career as a 'journalist,' a fancy term that
makes my skin crawl, frankly, came to a screeching halt yesterday with one
stupid, regrettable tweet," Barry wrote. "Can't take it
back; wish I could. My since[re] apologies to all good, hardworking
reporters and to POTUS supporters."
Berry told the Boston Globe that the tweet was intended to be a
"snarky, sarcastic, cynical remark."
In his resignation letter, Berry conceded that his tweet "taints
the good work of fair-minded journalists everywhere." ...
Berry was not the first journalist to apologize for a tweet suggesting
that the president or one of his supporters shared resonsibility for Thurday's
reporter Rob Cox tweeted Thursday, "This is what happens when
@realDonaldTrump calls journalists the enemy of the people. Blood is your
hands, Mr. President. Save your thoughts and prayers for your empty
The tweet was later deleted.
From Conor Berry's report. Untrue, of course
Berry and Cox were
not alone in laying blame for the shootings on Trump. In fact, the
spurious charge became the de facto position on the left for who or what
was responsible for the massacre overnight.
"Seems to me that shooting up a newsroom is a natural extension of
proclaiming that our worst enemies are those reporting news we don't like that
we decide to propagandize as 'fake,'" writer and public speaker Scott
Santens tweeted. "The violence today lies at Trump's feet. The
blood in Annapolis is on his hate-feeding hands."
#Resistance activist Amy Siskind went directly to the social media
police to get President Trump's Twitter account deleted. Notifying
Twitter, Twitter Safety, and Jack Dorsey (Twitter cofounder and CEO), she
declared, "tweets sent from your platform by [Donald Trump] led to 5
targeted deaths today. Remove his account!"
O'Neill has several
more gems along exactly the same line. This despite the fact that
the newsroom shooter, by all accounts, wasn't even thinking of Trump when
A man with the same name had unsuccessfully sued the paper for defamation over a
story that reported he had stalked a woman online; he ended up pleading guilty
for criminal harassment as a result. He also for years apparently
used a Twitter account to postthreateningmessages about
the Capital and its then-staffer that wrote the 2011 story, along
with people involved with the case. He also posted violent imagery
and called the 2015 shooting of cartoonists at the French
publication Charlie Hebdo a "funny
Mass shooters almost
always have no other agenda than whatever their imaginations have conjured up –
the exception being Muslim terrorists who know exactly what they're doing and
whom they're targeting. In this case, a grievance became an
obsession that led to violence. Politics played absolutely no role
in the deaths of these five innocent people.
One wonders why this
blame game continues. No one from the either side changes his mind
about who is responsible. Most other Americans are repelled by this
exercise in futility. But as America careens toward violent conflict
between the two sides, the blame game will escalate and could eventually lead
to tit-for-tat altercations. Violence will beget violence, reaction