The Colorado Springs Shooting and the Gross Exploitation of It.
The attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado was an attack on any pro-life activist. The horrible shooting, which killed at least 3 people and injured 9 others, is no doubt a heinous situation. If one person attacks a Planned Parenthood clinic here in America, he has condemned the pro-life movement as a whole.
We don’t know the motive behind the shooting yet, but Carolina Culture Warrior doubts the shooting has any pro-life connections to it. The killer – Robert Lewis Dear – is a psychopath. American civilization has always had them and always will. There is no excuse for what he did, and he should pay for his crimes.
Besides the senseless violence, there is another disgusting story no one will tell you about, the exploitation of the murder by the liberal media. Only moments – moments – after the horrific shootings, some far-left zealots began to spew out their hatred. Conservatives cheered on for Dear to pull the trigger. The Center for Medical Progress, Lila Rose, Fox News all encouraged the psychopath to attack the Planned Parenthood clinic. The merchants of hate who are peddling this stuff need to be held accountable. Let’s begin with the New York Daily News. In a so-called “report” today, a columnist from that far-left newspaper named Nicole Hensley said:
A series of videos attempting to discredit Planned Parenthood ignited a wave of threats, arson and protests against the medical clinics and culminated in a deadly shooting in Colorado, pro-choice activists believe.
The “report” goes on to list the abortionists killed in tragic shootings since 2009 (including Dr. George Tiller) and ties in the pro-life movement to all of them. That’s flat-out disgraceful, and every American should condemn that piece of propaganda published under the guise of a news report. Pro-lifers had nothing to do with that list of murders whatsoever. If you oppose killing fetuses before they have the chance to be born, you are not inciting violence. If you are simply doing an undercover investigation of an organization that does awful things just for profit, you are not discrediting Planned Parenthood. The New York Daily News does this all the time. If you disagree with their far-left worldview, you are hateful. Even worse – worse – is the Daily News condemned the very people who just recently condemned the shooting. They’re now blaming the Center for Medical Progress because the CMP made those videos that exposed Planned Parenthood for the monsters that they are.
Obviously journalists have been using the techniques the CMP used this past summer, but organizations such as the Daily News, ABC News, and other outlets didn’t report on those videos until they could find a way to tie them into this shooting. It’s repugnant that the Daily News and Ms. Hensley especially would smear the pro-life movement the way they did in this story.
Incredibly, Hensley thinks there’s only two videos released this past summer:
The two manipulated videos released by the Center for Medical Progress show what appears to be Planned Parenthood employees with its Denver facility discussing the harvesting of fetal tissue for science — and being reimbursed for it — increased threats against clinics that both offer abortions and those that do not.
As usual, Ms. Hensley is lying. The woman is simply incapable of telling the truth. She’s not the only one though, liberal pundit Alex Wagner also defended the organization, with both she and a guest claiming they have nothing to apologize for. The guest by the way, works for the far-left women’s organization called NOW.
As everybody knows, Wagner’s weekly program Now with Alex Wagner got cancelled by MSNBC earlier this summer, although she still does appearances on the network. To its disgrace, NBC News continues to air vicious attacks on anyone who doesn’t tow the far-left MSNBC line. The hatred spewed on that cable network in unprecedented in the media. Then there’s the entertainment industry in America, which has become so blatant in its abortion propaganda, it’s absurd. Read Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell on this:
Some pro-abortion feminists recently denounced Hollywood for not producing TV and movie plots wherein the unborn baby is dispatched with zero remorse. It doesn’t get more extremist than this. While Hollywood is without question virtually (but not entirely) unanimous in its pro-choice/pro-abortion sentiments, even when the abortion option is selected, rarely is it selected without personal angst for the simple reason that there is angst — unless you’re devoid of a soul and a conscience[.]
As everybody knows, ABC’s Scandal, which Bozell talks about in this column, featured an on-camera abortion set to the tune of Silent Night. It was not only sleazy, but it was also disgraceful. Shonda Rhimes is a despicable human being for using her popular TV drama as a platform for shoving pro-abortion propaganda down the American public’s throat.
I guess Nicole Hensley would probably go ecstatic if she saw that scene, especially this piece of dialogue:
“A pressure point, soft tissue, an illness, an antidote to greatness.” You think you’re better off with people who rely on you, depend on you, but you’re wrong, because you will inevitably end up needing them, which makes you weak, pliable. Family doesn’t complete you. It destroys you.
And the attacks just keep on coming. The far-left hate magazine Mother Jones had their own take on the shooting, courtesy of Nina Liss-Schultz:
Coordinated attacks reached a fever pitch in the early 1990s. Anti-abortion activists, led by Operation Rescue—a group whose president, Troy Newman, is also currently the secretary of the Center for Medical Progress—created large-scale human blockades in major cities across the United States. These protests prevented anyone from leaving or entering clinics, which led to hundreds of arrests by law enforcement.
Coordinated attacks? Mother Jones comparing pro-lifers to terrorists? Unbelievable. And somehow Mother Jones doesn’t condemn the graphic sex on ABC’s Thursday night primetime lineup or the far-left kooks on MSNBC. No, they’re perfectly fine. It’s just the pro-life movement that’s the problem. The hypocrisy is stunning, but it pales compared to the exploitation of the terrible murders in Colorado Springs. Regular people should not associate the pro-life movement to a psychopath like Dear unless the association is confirmed by federal authorities.
I can’t tell you how flabbergasted this makes me. Far-left lunatics have attacked me on the internet a lot in recent years. If I were a public figure, would the New York Daily News report anything about that? Of course not. Talk radio hosts and people who work at the Fox News Channel have experienced the same thing. In times of tragedy, we all need to come together regardless of ideology, and that has happened. But, it takes one person to divide us all in an instant.
The New York Daily News, MSNBC, Nicole Hensley and others are furious that Planned Parenthood is falling apart. So, they have to resort to using a terrible tragedy to attack their political enemies. This is what it’s all about, the failure of liberal ideology. Because of this, the media, Hollywood, and their ilk will do anything to attack pro-lifers as backwards gasbags or whatever names they can find. How despicable is that? The Family Research Council, issued this statement last night:
While the investigation into the shooting at the Planned Parenthood center continues, regardless of what the motive is determined to be, we strongly condemn this violence. As the target of domestic terrorism inspired by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the staff of the Family Research Council empathize with all the victims of this violence. All of us at the Family Research Council join with the pro-life movement in praying for the injured officers and victims of these deplorable acts.
Now, I disagree wholeheartedly with the FRC on certain subjects, but this was a great press release seeing how they were victims of an awful shooting themselves. Also, I would like for the organization to call out the far-left thugs who are exploiting the shooting. These far-left loons are so full of hatred, they can’t talk about an appalling tragedy without turning it into a political circus. One final note, there is hatred on the right as well. These murders should remind conservatives there are boundaries that should not be crossed. One mistake with your words, and some psychopath can take those words literally.
Hate is hate, it doesn’t matter which side of the isle it comes from.