As Twitchy has reported, Hillary Clinton’s kneejerk reaction following the mass shooting in Las Vegas last night included this swipe at the NRA:
The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots.
Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 2, 2017
Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler alerted Clinton to a certain reality:
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) October 2, 2017
Kessler’s tweet triggered a backlash with at least one person telling him to check his privilege:
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) October 2, 2017
Sheesh. But others didn’t like Kessler’s fact check either:
Today is especially not the day to manipulate exactitude to mask a broader point about how silencers *do* make it easier to kill. https://t.co/bSfXVVtNBR
— Kristen Richardson (@butwhyevernot) October 2, 2017
Actually, that would be quieter. https://t.co/aoAWCzC6CR
— Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) October 2, 2017
Are you kidding me with this fact check? I'm sure it would have been super loud from the 32nd story.
— Chris Garnett (@ChrisJGarnett) October 2, 2017
Take your "well actually" and shove it. Her point was it would be *less* loud and fewer ppl would hear it. And it is correct. https://t.co/T2g70cSFdQ
— MLG (@mikeyplg) October 2, 2017
This, however, is a silly counterpoint. Stealth aircraft aren't dangerous because they're invsible, but because they're *less visible*. https://t.co/3Mm5nkjfFZ
— Aaron Schwartzbaum (@aaron_schwa) October 2, 2017
How loud is a jackhammer 32 stories over a crowded, noisy concert? https://t.co/df81vRkBbJ
— Laura Robinson (@LauraRbnsn) October 2, 2017
— Cranky Gordon (@CrankyGordon) October 2, 2017
Sad but true:
When your take is so bad, not even the people on your PR team will defend you >> https://t.co/MU1LbawjN5
— Storm Paglia (@storm_paglia) October 2, 2017
Translation: Don't insert facts into my narrative.
— Maria Block (@B24Maria) October 2, 2017
Facts are mansplaning now?
— SQWACKOPS (@SqwackOps) October 2, 2017