As news of a shooting at the Family Research Council spread this morning, many buying into the Left’s idea of the FRC as a hate group were content to tweet that the the organization “had it coming.” It didn’t take long, though, for the rhetoric to take an even uglier turn, with an emerging “truther” movement suggesting that the whole event — in which a security guard was shot and wounded — was staged.

Um, “great press”? Wouldn’t the media have to cover the story first for it to qualify as great press?

Authorities have identified the shooter as 28-year-old Floyd Corkins of Virginia. Little more than that is known about the shooter at this point, but the FBI is investigating to determine if the shooing was an act of domestic terrorism or a hate crime.


Update: Reports tonight say that Corkins had been engaged in a six-month deep-cover infiltration of the DC Center for the LBGT Community — otherwise known as staffing the front desk as a volunteer.

  • Tyler

    Yeah like a conservative group would stage anything that involved gun violence. Especially with the recent shootings and all of the opportunity vultures trying to take guns away.

  • Donna G

    How about it was a wacko Progressive, trying to make it look as if it were a Right-wing “terrorist”. That makes more sense #Chick-Fil-ABagGivesItAwayMoron

    • Donna G

      p.s. This also stinks of an Alinsky tactic:
      College student activists in the 1960s and 1970s sought out Alinsky for advice about tactics and strategy. On one such occasion in the spring of 1972 at Tulane University’s annual week-long series of events featuring leading public figures, students asked Alinsky to help plan a protest of a scheduled speech by George Bush, then U.S. representative to the United Nations, a speech likely to be a defense of the Nixon Administration’s Vietnam War policies The students told Alinsky that they were thinking about picketing or disrupting Bush’s address. That’s the wrong approach, he rejoined–not very creative and besides, causing a disruption might get them thrown out of school.
      “He told them, instead, to go hear the speech dressed up as members of the Ku Klux Klan, and whenever Bush said something in defense of the Vietnam War, they should cheer and wave placards, reading “The K.K.K. supports Bush.” And that is what the students did with very successful, attention-getting results.
      Saul Alinsky Biography, quoted by David Horowitz.

      • weRbroke

        It’s really a shame no one stripped them of their HOODS for all to see WHO the pigs are.

        • RanierWest

          I hope him being CIA would mean he knew who they were

  • nc

    Projection much?

  • Garth Haycock

    I’m sure Jose Soto will now point to the shooter being a LBGT volunteer as proof that this was a staged event. It’s how the miniscule minds of progressives work.

  • lisalake

    We’ll know soon enough…. if it it found to be a lib with an agenda… it will be dismissed immediately and never heard of again…

  • Carson Fire

    @carsonfire, here–guess I didn’t make it clear in that tweet that I was getting sick of looking at HuffPo *because* they were using it as an opportunity to reiterate that FRC is a “hate group”, and because they were speculating it was staged, not asserting those things myself.

    • Snowed In

      If it helps, I got the point you were trying to make. Your tweet looked rather out of place next to those of Jose Soto. Of course, anything bordering on rationality would look out of place next to the tweets of Jose Soto on this subject, it appears.