Wow, I really was going to stay off the federal government today, including the 4th branch - the media, but how can I?
Two tragic murders recently took place in the United States (look - I know - all murders are tragic and more than 2 have occurred, but I'm focusing on two):
In Kansas, abortion doctor George Tiller was murdered by somebody said to have political and religious (Christian) motives.
In Arkansas, 23 year old army recruiter William Long was murdered by somebody said to have political and religious (Muslim) motives.
Seems both should be similarly high profile murders, no?
As of June 2, there were 500 references to William Long on Google News and 7000 to George Tiller. Strange.
But, at least the White House would equally condemn such murders, right? Even if the media is only going to showcase the one that puts The Right in a bad light? (For more information on how the big 3 networks handled these incidents, Click Here. Let's see the White House's reactions:
The White House on Tiller (hours after the murder): President Obama is "shocked and outraged". He says, "However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence."
The White House on Long (days after the murder):
Yes, folks, that's the sound of silence. Nothing. Not a word. Some murders, apparently, are more important than others. NPR reported that Tiller's murderer was a Christian, but not that Long's murderer was a Muslim. The Today Show, when it finally did report on Long, ignored the fact that the shooter in Arkansas was a convert to Islam and was being investigated by the FBI for a recent trip to Yemen. Why is it they won't report these things, but have no problem plastering all over the news that the man who killed Tiller was a Christian pro-lifer?? I in no way support Tiller's murder - murder is murder - but I don't understand the different treatment! Has it really come to this?
Where is your shock and outrage now, Mr. President?? Long's murderer claimed to want to kill as many soldiers as he could (a second soldier was wounded in the attack) because he was angry for what they'd done to Muslims in the past.
Long, by the way, had just finished basic training and had never seen combat. That seems worthy of some shock. Some outrage.
I guess nothing matters, not even murder, if it doesn't help Obama get votes. And you thought I didn't like Obama before...before it was policy. Now, I actually have a personal dislike for the man.