Slate’s round-up of conservative media reaction after the mass shooting in Las Vegas was summed up this way:
— Slate (@Slate) October 4, 2017
Well, in a way they nailed it:
Yes. And? https://t.co/tTnshhpXCk
— The Mo Fo Mo (@molratty) October 4, 2017
Well, yeah. https://t.co/EaNjIQLszp
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) October 4, 2017
Awwww….and we thought you weren't listening. ?
— Camille Barden (@karmacamilleon1) October 5, 2017
— Diana Allocco (@dianamee) October 5, 2017
Perhaps they should be more concerned about their own position rather than that of “conservative media”:
So @slate would rather be safe than free? Do these sites have editors?
— Chris (@chris_b4) October 4, 2017
And the assumption that a lack of freedom leads to safety can be fatal.
Freedom is preferable to safety, also you're assuming that the absence of government control is the absence of safety. You're wrong. Again. https://t.co/QE6NjYDHVz
— Durden (@rottencoreblah) October 4, 2017
The alternative is being not free and still not safe.
— Nuclear Ambition (@0pfour) October 4, 2017
— BT (@back_ttys) October 5, 2017
Damn straight. I can handle my own safety just fine
— JonO (@buginmyeye) October 5, 2017
If you're not free, someone can do with you as they please. And one day they will.
— Mark S. Hankins (@flacorps) October 5, 2017
Holy False Dichotomy!
There is no way to guarantee safety. Freedom, though…..
— Chuck Vipperman (@ChuckVipperman) October 4, 2017
Slate: We'd rather be dumb than smart. https://t.co/Jnwq2KyyRk
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) October 5, 2017
The constitution doesn’t guarantee safety. Nothing guarantees safety. NOTHING. https://t.co/wpkD2ucr8D
— dave (@nochiefs) October 4, 2017
Let's play a game.
Which of these two sounds more like something a slave would say.
"I'd rather be safe than free," or: https://t.co/m4SAYLBuVx
— Stephen Herreid (@StephenHerreid) October 5, 2017
Liberal media: I'd rather be babysat than free https://t.co/iNpG0DrM5d
— ｙ ａ ｇ ｕ (@yaguu9922) October 5, 2017
I felt safer with a gun than I do without one. https://t.co/af8galYfWc
— neontaster (@neontaster) October 5, 2017
Liberal media: I'd rather let the government run every aspect of our lives. Unless of course he's literally Hitler.
— Dirty Water Sports (@DirtyWaterFan) October 5, 2017
I'm so old I remember the Left quoting Ben Franklin endlessly in the early 2000s https://t.co/eGpnVpyuE4
— Kevin ? Glass (@KevinWGlass) October 5, 2017
Ha! Yeah, what happened to that?
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."~Benjamin Franklin https://t.co/J9RGtyE9Xs
— Ross (@indyrallen) October 5, 2017
Maybe the Left will get back to that quote once a Dem is back in the White House and Dems control Congress.