A tweet from the New York Times Wednesday posed a serious question following President Trump’s Tuesday night rally in Phoenix: How long before someone is hurt, or worse?
Trump’s speech in Phoenix raises a question spawned by his rallies: How long before someone is hurt, or worse? https://t.co/75ClDG4Dgj
— NYT Business (@nytimesbusiness) August 24, 2017
Of course, the piece to which the tweet links is focused on Trump’s contentious relationship with the press, and the true question is, how long before a journalist is hurt, or worse? Those within the media bubble really can’t see outside of it, can they? Some quick searches of the piece for the obvious keywords — Alexandria, Steve Scalise, shooting, James Hodgkinson, baseball team — turn up nothing.
Um, a GOP congressman was shot. By a Bernie supporter. 😐
— Steve Kirby (@Skinny_Steve_A1) August 24, 2017
Someone already shot Steve Scalise. It wasn't inspired by Trump. Shooter was a Bernie Bro. https://t.co/bPzRNbYY0w
— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) August 24, 2017
And the media simply pretends that didn't happen.
— MarkC 🥓🥓 (@mcasil2016) August 24, 2017
Anyone who commits violence in their name isn't part of the leftist tribe, anyone who commits violence period is automatically right-wing.
— Paul Wolpert (@PaulWolpert1) August 24, 2017
And a week after the Scalise shooting, Hilary Rodham Clinton called the GOP the "party of death." Incitement.
— Jim in virginia (@jiminvirginia) August 24, 2017
"How long before someone is hurt or worse?"
Say, aren't you guys ALREADY being sued for defaming someone by saying they incited violence?
— Azathoth (@ArkhamRealty) August 24, 2017
New York Times is absurd. Missouri state senator calls for the assassination of Trump and of course the New York Times writes this story.
— Jeffrey W. Ludwig (@jwludwig) August 24, 2017
"Trump’s speech in Phoenix raises a question…"
The questions from the @nytimes are not my questions.
— gab.ai-same name (@Grumpy_Hoosier) August 24, 2017
Much like those media tallies of terrorist attacks always seem to use Sept. 12, 2001 as their cutoff date, questions about violence always seem to reach back as far as is convenient to maintain the narrative. Remember the profound concern that Trump supporters would turn violent and riot after Hillary Clinton won the presidency handily on Election Day? Good times:
If there is unrest and violence after election day, I think we now know why. https://t.co/P6WNdG36f5
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) October 13, 2016
What about the riots in Portland after Hillary conceded the election? What about the riots outside of Trump campaign rallies in Albuquerque and San Jose that left Trump supporters hurt and bleeding? If journalists are the concern, how about addressing journalists seriously hurt by counter-protesters in Charlottesville? If the New York Times has space it needs to fill, some coverage of those unprovoked attacks could fit the bill, if not the narrative.
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