10 January 2011

Don't Jump to Conclusions, Unless it Suits the Bomb-Thrower Left

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Byron York - Journalists urged caution after Ft. Hood, now race to blame Palin after Arizona shootings
On November 5, 2009, Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire at a troop readiness center in Ft. Hood, Texas, killing 13 people.  Within hours of the killings, the world knew that Hasan reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar!" before he began shooting, visited websites associated with Islamist violence, wrote Internet postings justifying Muslim suicide bombings, considered U.S. forces his enemy, opposed American involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan as wars on Islam, and told a neighbor shortly before the shootings that he was going "to do good work for God."  There was ample evidence, in other words, that the Ft. Hood attack was an act of Islamist violence.

Nevertheless, public officials, journalists, and commentators were quick to caution that the public should not "jump to conclusions" about Hasan's motive.  CNN, in particular, became a forum for repeated warnings that the subject should be discussed with particular care.

"The important thing is for everyone not to jump to conclusions," said retired Gen. Wesley Clark on CNN the night of the shootings.

"We cannot jump to conclusions," said CNN's Jane Velez-Mitchell that same evening. "We have to make sure that we do not jump to any conclusions whatsoever."

"I'm on Pentagon chat room," said former CIA operative Robert Baer on CNN, also the night of the shooting.  "Right now, there's messages going back and forth, saying do not jump to the conclusion this had anything to do with Islam."

The next day, President Obama underscored the rapidly-forming conventional wisdom when he told the country, "I would caution against jumping to conclusions until we have all the facts."  In the days that followed, CNN jouralists and guests repeatedly echoed the president's remarks.

"We can't jump to conclusions," Army Gen. George Casey said on CNN November 8.  The next day, political analyst Mark Halperin urged a "transparent" investigation into the shootings "so the American people don't jump to conclusions."  And when Republican Rep. Pete Hoekstra, then the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, suggested that the Ft. Hood attack was terrorism, CNN's John Roberts was quick to intervene.  "Now, President Obama has asked people to be very cautious here and to not jump to conclusions," Roberts said to Hoekstra.  "By saying that you believe this is an act of terror, are you jumping to a conclusion?"
Jared Lee Loughner
I like Mein Kampf, just like Jared
Read the rest.  He has great examples of how the Jared Lee Loughner case is "different".  I like his take, but I see many similarities.  The Left grabbed the microphone and started shouting their agenda before Rep. Giffords was in the operating theater.  They did the same thing with Hasan.  In the case of Hasan what was different was the Left running to his defense, with excuses as outlandish as second-hand pre-traumatic stress disorder.  In Loughner's case, the Tea Party became the term of choice, even though Loughner's flag burning video was one of the first things found on the internet with his name on it.  The MSM does not care about facts, they care about the narrative, as long as it passes their "truthieness" test.  What is really funny is the Leftists who still deny that Mussolini and Hitler were Socialists, just like Jared.
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