Hollywood and the Media’s Gross Exploitation of the Virginia Shooting
Last Wednesday, Louisianna Rep. Steve Scalise was shot by a deranged man during practice for the the annual congressional baseball game in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is now in critical condition. This horrible tragedy is an attack on every American. The man who shot the congressman, and has now been shot dead by police, has damaged our country. And if we can’t unite during a national tragedy like we did last week, this nation is in trouble.
New laws protecting public servants should be considered after this shooting. This kind of chaos should not be allowed to continue. The shooter, James Hodgkinson, was a psychopath. He was somebody who obviously was not mentally stable.
In addition to the senseless violence, there is another disgusting display, the shameless exploitation of these murders by people who never let a good tragedy to waste.
Only minutes after Rep. Scalise was shot, some progressives in Hollywood and the internet began to spew out their hatred, and tried to politicize these events by calling for more gun control, and some even injected race into the story. The merchants of hate and division who are saying these things need to be held accountable.
Let’s begin with Julianne Moore. On Twitter this week, the progressive actress who – fittingly – will play the villain in the upcoming sequel to the 20th Century Fox film Kingsman: The Secret Service said:
— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) June 14, 2017
That’s flat-out inappropriate, and every American should call out Moore for immediately politicizing this tragedy. However, you shouldn’t expect anything less from an actress who not only hates those who disagree with her left-wing worldview, but has acted in anti-conservative propaganda such as Game Change and The Kids are All Right.
Even worse is Tariq Nasheed, a radical-left film producer. He actually did a tweet tying Scalise to the white supremacist movement, because he was speaking at an event that he had no idea would be run by hate-speech provocateur David Duke:
So Rep. Steve Scalise, who once spoke at a white supremacist event sponsored by David Duke (google it) was SHOT today in Alexandria.
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) June 14, 2017
Obviously, you cannot deny that Scalise should have known he was going to speak at an event hosted by a hateful bomb thrower like David Duke, who used to be a KKK Imperial Wizard. But, it was a mistake. He obviously will not and should not speak at events like this again. But as usual, Mr. Nasheed is not helping the situation by tweeting stuff like this.
Incredibly, there were people who actually remained politically neutral and wished Rep. Scalise well. One of them was actor Josh Gad, who is perhaps best-known as the voice of Olaf in the 2013 Disney animated film Frozen. On Twitter, he said this:
My God. This is horrible. Sending thoughts and prayers to all involved. https://t.co/0ENjZ53kcT
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) June 14, 2017
That’s a very nice tweet coming from Mr. Gad. A lot of Hollywood celebrities should learn from him and others like him, and compared to other Hollywood celebrities who hate Republicans and especially President Trump with a passion, Gad knows his audience.
However, it’s not only Hollywood… NewsBusters recently reported that CBS News’ Scott Pelley, who recently ended his tenure as the anchorman for the CBS Evening News recently hurled out a vicious attack on Scalise just as he was still recovering at the hospital. This incident shows how CBS continues to air vicious attacks on anyone who doesn’t tow its liberal line. The hatred spewed by Pelley in particular is unprecedented on broadcast television:
It’s time to ask whether the attack on the United States Congress, yesterday, was foreseeable, predictable and, to some degree, self-inflicted.
Too many leaders, and political commentators, who set an example for us to follow, have led us into an abyss of violent rhetoric which, it should be no surprise, has led to violence.
As you can see from the clip, Pelley went on to cite a tweet from President Trump saying that the media was “the enemy of the American people” in order to get his outrageous point across.
Normal people do not and should not cheer for a psychopath like Hodgkinson, especially if they agree with his political views. Not only does it make certain people on both sides of the political spectrum look bad, but it only makes this country even more divided than it is now.
Hollywood, the news media, Scott Pelley, and others are furious that their progressive worldview is falling apart. As a result, they are using an appalling tragedy to attack their political enemies. It’s beyond belief that these people are so full of hatred that they can’t even allow people to grieve before turning terrifying incidents like this into political circuses.
One final note: There is hatred on the right too. These murders in Virginia should remind conservatives that there are lines that should never be crossed. It could get you into serious trouble if you do cross that line.
Hate is hate, it doesn’t matter which side of the isle it comes from.