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Anything But Islam: Media Attack Guns, Men, Christians, GOP Instead of Ideology in Terror Attack

Anything But Islam: Media Attack Guns, Men, Christians, GOP Instead of Ideology in Terror Attack

Kristine Marsh | Newsbusters

Sunday’s tragic and devastating shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando predictably brought out the worst in the left-wing media, who took to Twitter to politicize the events before even a day had passed. Like tragedies before it, the media automatically blamed the NRA, gun-supporting politicians and the GOP. But this time, some liberal media pundits even blamed men in general and Christians for the shooting, despite the fact that the shooter was a radicalized Muslim. Here is a sampling of the kind of rhetoric coming from liberals in the media on Twitter:

According to Ana Marie Cox,writer for MTV News and New York Times contributor, politicians need to “worry” about their “souls” if they supported the NRA:

Your "thoughts and prayers" can't soothe others' pain. If you're an A+ NRA politician, I'd worry about your own soul at the moment.

— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) June 12, 2016

Jill Filipovic, Guardian columnist, Jamil Smith of MTV News, and MSNBC’s Joy Reid wondered why guns were necessary:

People who want to kill in the name of ISIS, or white supremacy, or who want to kill schoolkids-why should any of them get military weapons?

— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) June 12, 2016

There is no reason why any civilian actually NEEDS an AR-15. Unless you count killing a lot of people at once as a "need."

— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) June 12, 2016

If you can kill people just as easily with a knife or a pen as with a gun, then why do you need a gun to defend yourself?

— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) June 12, 2016

The NRA would have us think that assault rifles are good for home defense. An increasingly popular use: mass murder. https://t.co/vn9oMbqBW9

— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) June 13, 2016

David Ehrlich, film critic for Indiewire, blamed republican Governor Rick Scott, saying the blood was on his hands for voting for pro-gun rights laws:

you signed more pro-gun bills into law in 1 TERM than any Governor in Florida history. this blood is on your hands. https://t.co/TkkPLTQAJg

— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) June 12, 2016

my thought is that we need to vote everyone out of office who enabled a homophobic sociopath to own an AR-15.

my prayer is that we do.

— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) June 12, 2016

Salon’s Amanda Marcotte, Glenn Greenwald, journalist for the Intercept, and CNN’s Sally Kohn went further blaming conservatives and Christians directly:

If you belong to *any* religion that teaches that homosexuality is a sin, you can kindly shut the fuck up until you renounce that belief.

— Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) June 12, 2016

How conservatives can back the war that lead to the creation of ISIS and still have the nerve to blame liberals for terrorism is beyond me.

— Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) June 12, 2016

"Our religion's extremists hate gay people we just don't slaughter them or throw them off buildings" is a very strange #ChristianHumblebrag

— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) June 12, 2016

Always fascinating to watch conservatives who won't support basic non-discrimination laws bash Islamic fundamentalists for being anti-gay.

— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) June 12, 2016

Homophobic, misogynistic, racist extremist hate is the problem. It is problem in Islam, in Christianity, in Judaism, or any other form.

— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) June 12, 2016

The disgusting attempt to exploit anti-LGBT hatred to demonize Muslims is negated by the life experience of LGBTs https://t.co/1skXLipvVR

— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 13, 2016

Anti-LGBT hatred has long pervaded, and still pervades, many cultures - not unique to 1 https://t.co/QpoWXlW2DHhttps://t.co/1skXLipvVR

— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 13, 2016

Was only a copule of years ago that American Christian activists worked to implement death penalty for Ugandan gays https://t.co/Tqo3UAOghP

— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 13, 2016

Smith, and Filipovic blamed men and “masculinity” for the shooting:

Masculinity is an issue, too. The Orlando shooter had two things in common with so many mass shooters: assault rifles, and Y chromosomes.

— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) June 12, 2016

Ban Muslims? Ban men.

— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) June 13, 2016

What do the vast majority of mass shootings in the US have in common? Not Islam. Angry men with easy access to guns.

— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) June 12, 2016

While MTV’s Smith claimed prayers don’t work against mass shootings, but “safe spaces” do?

Prayers haven’t been working, with all due respect. They don’t stop bullets, nor do they remove them and heal the wounds they leave.

— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) June 12, 2016

I really don't want to hear any more lampooning of the term "safe spaces" after this. Orlando should make it clear how essential they are.

— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) June 12, 2016

Liberalism IS a mental disorder.  

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