Wednesday, June 14, 2017

What Has Happened With CNN?

CNN: The Steve Scalise shooting has already become a political football

(CNN)The shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise and four others at a baseball practice for Republican members of Congress on Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia, was always going to quickly turn to politics.

That pivot happened rapidly around 11:15 am when CNN confirmed that the alleged shooter was James T. Hodgkinson of Illinois. A quick scan of his social media presence -- Facebook and Twitter -- suggested that he was strongly opposed to President Donald Trump and was a supporter of the 2016 presidential candidacy of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an Independent who ran as a Democrat.

Hodgkinson also apparently volunteered for Sanders campaign in Iowa during the 2016 campaign. Sanders condemned the shooting in a statement issued Wednesday afternoon.

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WNU Editor: Where I live (in Montreal) I am limited in my cable selection on cable news from the U.S.. .... I can only get CNN (talk about being forced fed a certain slant of news .... but I digress). So what is on CNN this morning .... surprise .... surprise .... instead of the usual hysteria on Trump and Russia .... they are mute right now. I recall (as if it was yesterday) that when Rep. Gabby Giffords was seriously wounded in an assassination attempt .... CNN went completely bonkers .... even linking Sarah Palin to the shooting .... Should We Blame Sarah Palin for Gabrielle Giffords' Shooting? (CNN).

Sighhh .... this is why I do not trust the media. Their priority is to push their own agenda and narrative .... and if events say otherwise .... do what CNN is doing right now .... dial back their attacks on who they despise, and push stories like the one above.

Update: I just heard this comment from someone on the radio .... he just studied James T. Hodgkinson's Facebook page and he told the radio host that it reminds him of a 10 panel CNN discussion on Donald Trump and reports that he colluded with the Russians. DARN! I wish I said that .... because it is so true.

Update #2: Not surprising .... it looks like Facebook has just blocked James T. Hodgkinson's Facebook page.


fred lapides said...

there are countless papers, many conservative, ie WSJ, and many tv stations, and seldom push an agenda, so a simple I distrust is an easy escape. You have to get news either from net, papers,tv, or radio, right? or do you not get news? Actually simple to separater opinion/editorializing from objective news.
what we know: the shooter liked Bernie. Bernie may be liberal etc but he favored most gun laws and NRA. Further, the shooter had assault gun or something very much like it and he shot up the game from a state other than his own. How he got the weapon, and where, are worth finding out, and a record, if any, and if so why he still could have gun.
There are comments here that will jump on the Left or on the Right. Fact: people that kill tend to be deranged, and derangement knows no political party

War News Updates Editor said...

As you and everyone else knows .... and I have mentioned it more than once on this blog .... I do not trust the media.
This blog covers wars and conflicts .... and the media is always being manipulated to push a specific story.
I see the same in politics .... and it is just as misleading and biased.
That is why I try my best to give as many sources as possible .... and I share what I learn.
As for today's shooting .... I find it fascinating that for those who were always exercised in the past on mass shootings .... are surprisingly quiet today.

Anonymous said...

Fred it must amusing to follow your attempt at damage controlled. I wonder if you had said the same if a Trump supporter had atacked a mosque with assault riffle?

Anonymous said...

If you really want to be on top of things you have to walk both sides of the fence, there is definitely a real difference on how a story is covered.

War News Updates Editor said...

It is hard to walk both sides of the fence. I can only speak for myself .... and that is that I try my best.

fred lapides said...

to one of the anons:
I am not doing damage control. the guy was living in his car; assaulted woman earlier, is clearly deranged. Still able to have gun and ammo...I do not care if he is Right or Left...he is Nut...your trying to put me down is amusing. Look to thyself.

Jay Farquharson said...

Despite having a criminal record, he had a valid Illinois Gun Permit,

2nd Amendment you know,

Aizino Smith said...

Trust Jabber to deflect.

He could have ran them over, become Unabomber #2 (a Leftist) or done numerous other things.

Jay Farquharson said...


Being a nutjob "leftie" he exercised his Second Amendment Rights in a manner completely consistent with the general Principals of the Second Amendment,

You know, unlike the right wing nut jobs who prefer to shoot doctors, gays, minorities, Sihk's or Church Bible Study Groups when ecercising their Second Amendment rights.


Anonymous said...

Ha ha, nice try Fred but you fool no one. If it would have been a shooter with Trump sympathies you and your pals would have kept going on forever that he was influenced by Trump.

In this case it is quite clear from the evidence that the leftist media is morally to blame for this atrocity. Their relentless hatred of Trump lead this guy over the edge. He probobly saw himself as a hero.

Aizino Smith said...

Hodgkinson was part of a group that wanted to wipe out Republicans and not via the ballot.

These people read AlterNet, prefer The Guardian over the Daily Mail. Watch CNN & MSNBC over Faux News.

These a Jay's & Fred's people.

Hodgkinson was a normal person but Leftwing media slowly poisoned his mind. He had a skill. He was a home inspector. He supported himself.

By the time he 'felt the Bern' and did campaign work for the rich socialist with 23 houses he was already at stage IV

Aizino Smith said...

This guy had been scoping the D.C area since March.

He could have bombed them, run them over n a car or countless things.

Took away the root cause and everyone is safe.

That cause would be Leftist theology.

Jay Farquharson said...


Young Communist said...

Here only a matter of time that the general campaign against Trump and his Russians connection bear some nasty fruits.

By the way, let's see how the debate on Second Amendment go, now that is not a right wing idiot who shoot poor, gays, blacks or other minorities, but a leftist who target male, white, rich man of power.

Aizino Smith said...

Young Communist,

Most shooters of politicians are Leftists. It always has been that way for hundreds of years. Glenn Beck just went through a history or politician shooters.

It makes a good cases that devout Leftists should be sent to a psych ward.