Accuracy in Media

The New York Times editorial board tried to lay the blame for the terrorist attack on an Orlando nightclub by an avowed ISIS supporter on Republicans who don’t support gay rights:

“Omar Mateen shattered the tenuous, hard-fought sense of personal safety that many gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans have begun to feel as the movement for equality has made significant gains in recent years. His bullets and the blood he left behind that early morning were a reminder that in many corners of the country, gay and transgender people are still regarded as sinners and second-class citizens who should be scorned.

While the precise motivation for the rampage remains unclear, it is evident that Mr. Mateen was driven by hatred toward gays and lesbians. Hate crimes don’t happen in a vacuum. They occur where bigotry is allowed to fester, where minorities are vilified and where people are scapegoated for political gain. Tragically, this is the state of American politics, driven too often by Republican politicians who see prejudice as something to exploit, not extinguish.”

The Times completely ignored the fact that Mateen called 911 during the attack, pledging allegiance to ISIS and mentioning the Boston Marathon bombers during the call. The Times is instead trying to make it solely a hate crime so they can blame Republicans, who they feel haven’t been sensitive enough on gay issues. This also is a way of providing cover for the Obama administration.

Yet even President Obama recognized Mateen’s motivation—calling him “self-radicalized”—recognizing that the attack was more than a hate crime, even though he wouldn’t use the words “radical Islam” when talking about it.

Why did the Times fail to mention ISIS even once in its editorial? Because this latest attack on American soil only underscored the failure of the Obama administration’s efforts to combat domestic terrorism. It also highlights the fact that a Clinton administration wouldn’t be any better at preventing future attacks, which doesn’t bode well for the Democrats in November.





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Comments

  • Cankles

    If Omar Mateen does not represent all Mooslims, why does he represent all gun owners?
    Liberals always want everything both ways. Punish the innocent. Reward the guilty. It’s all they know.

  • Stop Liberal Media Bias

    Mateen was a registered DEMOCRAT. To blame Republicans is a joke.

  • MILES E DRAKE

    There is obviously a coordinated campaign underway to turn this terrorist attack into a “shooting” and a “hate crime” for which conservatives and Republicans are responsible rather than the ISIS recruit who admittedly carried out an act of jihad. The speed and seamlessness of this shift, and the virtually universal involvement of all of the media, suggest that this was planned in advance by the party of Marx, Mohammed and Mapplethorpe. There has been nothing like this since the Germans dressed dead concentration camp inmates in Polish uniforms to establish that Poland had invaded Germany. It is likely that either the attack was coordinated with Mateen by the regime or the killer was intentionally let go by the FBI and Homeland Security in the knowledge that he would shortly perpetrate an attack that could be spun as the work of conservatives and the fault of Donald Trump. Either way, there can be no doubt that this country is ruled by a quisling and controlled by its foreign and domestic enemies.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    You are the very best example I’ve seen of a right wing conspiracy nutjob. Putting “shooting” and “hate crime” in quotes might be the dumbest thing I’ve seen written about this tragedy. Well played.

  • losira

    All 3 Abrahamic faiths are homophobic. .Christian Jew Muslim

  • The_Northwesterner

    There are only two Abrahamic faiths, Judaism and Christianity. Not only is Islam not one of them, it’s not even a “religion”, period – only an evil, supremacist, insurrectionist, terroristic and cult-like political ideology masquerading as a “religion”, whose adherents have no respect for human life or human rights whatsoever, no matter who it is. Also, unlike Islam, Jews and Christians don’t throw homosexuals off of roofs or shoot them in cold blood.

    Another thing – there is no such thing as “homophobia”, except as a smear term invented by the gay agenda and its leftist allies to use against those who don’t support, agree with, encourage or enable homosexual perversion. Disapproving of a sexual lifestyle that leads only to disease, physical and psychological issues and early death among its practitioners is not “homophobia”.

  • The_Northwesterner

    Or perhaps smarter than anything you (or any other left-wing conspiracy nutjob) could ever come up with.

  • losira

    Unfortunately Islam is considered 3rd Abrahamic faith due to its early ties to judism….as the children of Ishmael. The son before Isaac.and the old testament prescribed death by stoning for gays. At least thst is no longer practiced….one can disapprove the gay lifestyle. …but you cannot use force to promote any religious belief…such as getting state legislatures to do their work of using force against said people by passing laws. Live and let live. Be it against gays….or women’s health. .Or anything else faith by force….FAILS. THE ONLY WAY FOR CHANGE IS “HEARTS MUST CHANGE BEFORE KINGDOMS CAN CHANGE “.using force never works.

  • Elijah fan

    The Old Testament mandated the stoning of active gays, adulterers, dreamers who led people to another God, and people who abused their parents etc. etc. It was a diverse group and thus not an obsession and God hoped in doing so that people would act accordingly so that no stoning would be necessary. And frankly I don’t remember a real case ever being mentioned in the OT. Once Christ reduces the power of Satan and brings sanctifying grace, the executions for personal sin become moribund though execution for crime is restated in Rom.13:4 whch echoes Gen.9:5-6.

  • Jack Parsons

    According to CNN more than half of the 20 deadliest shootings in U.S. history have occurred under Obama. What is it about Obama’s policies that foster hate?