Scott Pelley from CBS Evening News is one of the many liberals who are claiming the Republican baseball shooting was “to some degree self-inflicted”.
Yup, the MSM is digging in their heels on this point.
Pelley stated that ‘violent rhetoric’ from President Trump, like declaring some news outlets “the enemy of the American People,” is what led to Hodgkinson to shoot GOP members of congress.
You might think that no sane person would act on political hate speech, and you’d be right. Trouble is, there are a lot of Americans who struggle with mental illness.
In February, the president tweeted that the news media were the “enemy of the American people”:
The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017
Later, at a lunch for reporters, President Trump was asked whether he worried that language would incite violence. His pause indicated it had never crossed his mind. Then he said, “No, that doesn’t worry me.”
How President Trump’s criticism of the media led to Wednesday’s shooting of GOP lawmakers is beyond us, and Pelley didn’t go out of his way to explain.
“It’s time to ask whether the attack on the United States Congress, yesterday, was foreseeable, predictable and, to some degree, self-inflicted,” Pelley said. “Too many leaders, and political commentators, who set an example for us to follow, have led us into an abyss of violent rhetoric which, it should be no surprise, has led to violence.”
Good thing is Pelley is no longer with the news network. He was relieved of his job last week.
But this is the mentality of the left.