ABC Blames Orlando Terror on Guns, Election Rhetoric
Completely ignoring the Islamic elephant in the room, the panel on ABC’s This Week Sunday predictably blamed the Orlando terrorist attack on guns in America, as well as heated election rhetoric -- as if Donald Trump's provocative campaign language somehow inspired an ISIS jihadist to massacre clubgoers at a gay nightclub.
According to Newsbusters, ABC’s Matt Dowd rambled on about how "all of the hateful thoughts become hateful words become hateful actions” -- which may be true except that he didn't link those hateful thoughts, words, and actions to jihadist ideology, such as the preaching of an Orlando imam who declared that gays deserved to die out of compassion.
Republican strategist Kellyanne Conway then argued that America is in need of strong leadership. “But strong leadership, Kelly, is not about fear-mongering and exploiting racial anxieties, and bigotry,” snapped The Nation editor Katrina Vanden Heuvel. Conway tried to point out the obvious -- "You do realize that the FBI is saying he had Islamic tendencies?" -- but Heuvel ignored her in order to connect the terrorism to gun violence:
[W]e can't lose sight of senseless gun violence and the gun epidemic in this country. Sixty-six people killed in Chicago in May. Hillary Clinton has a very strong gun control program. Trump, he's tethered to the NRA.
Democratic strategist Donna Brazile (pictured above) backed up both Dowd and Heuvel. “Since 2013, we have had over 1,000 mass shootings,” she claimed, pulling a random figure right out of thin air. “And clearly, there's a place today in the dialogue for us to talk about the tone and temperament of our national leaders.”
No one even attempted to demonstrate how "the tone and temperament of our national leaders" had anything to do with Omar Mateen's Islamic terrorism, because the left doesn't care about Islamic terrorism. They care only about pushing the gun control agenda.