The kind of bias at work here is confirmation bias. Whatever incompetent media outlet immediately leaped to the conclusion that the attack at Ohio State was an “active shooter situation” yesterday morning (Talk about “fake news”!), we soon learned that the tragedy was really an automobile-and-butcher knife terrorist attack carried out by 18 -year-old Somali Muslim refugee Abdul Artan.
But never mind. Numerous anti-gun zealots were so thrilled to have another mass shooting to exploit that they couldn’t even wait to find out if guns were involved. So they rushed to Twitter to begin the familiar onslaught before the event itself was clarified. Good old Twitter: there’s nothing like quick and easy access to make you look like an ass.
There was Losing Vice Presidential Candidate Desperately Waiting For A Recount Miracle Tim Kaine:
Good point, Tim! After all, what could be a more senseless act of gun violence than using a knife?
Then we had California Lt. Governor of Gavin Newsom, who pulled down his foolish tweet, but not before it was recorded for posterity:
These people were thrilled that there was another school shooting that would allow them to trot out all the well-worn Sandy Hook anti-gun rhetoric, so thrilled that they couldn’t wait a few hours to find out what happened before flying right past the carnage into anti-gun lobbying. Then, they were disappointed that the victims weren’t shot.
Of course they were, especially since a knife killing spree is a frequent hypothetical used in counter-arguments by gun defenders, as is the annual death toll caused by automobiles. Come on Tim, Gavin, Vox: tell us how cars and knives too easily fall into the wrong hands. Whoops! These hands couldn’t be wrong: they belonged to another harmless Muslim refugee!
Has there ever been another month in which so many Democrats did so much to appear ridiculous, irresponsible and untrustworthy?
Pointer: PJ Media