The liberal media is in full damage-control mode this morning, just 24 hours after the deadliest Islamic terror attack since 9/11. Nauseatingly leftist WRAL (Raleigh, NC) was a perfect example of the attempt to “memory hole” the reason for the attack, in a Goebbelized Associated Press story that buried the reason for the attack until the fourth paragraph.
Bodies removed after worst mass shooting in US history
Dozens of bodies were slowly removed overnight from a popular Orlando gay club after a gunman sprayed the helpless crowd with bullets in violence that killed 50 people and devastated a city famous for family-friendly theme parks.
When the attacker opened fire in the early hours of Sunday morning, it interrupted an evening of drinking, dancing and drag shows at a club known for tolerance for all people.
Authorities say suspect O___ M___* emerged, carrying an AR-15 and fired relentlessly — 20 rounds, 40, then 50 and more. In such tight quarters, the bullets could hardly miss. He shot at police. He took hostages.
When the gunfire at the Pulse Orlando club finally stopped, 50 people were dead and dozens critically wounded in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. M___, who authorities said had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in a 911 around the time of the attack, died in a gun battle with SWAT team members.
The article was intentionally written to bury the lede, playing up the “mass shooting” angle, while burying the harsh reality that an Islamic terrorist loyal to a group know for thrown gays off of buildings and burning them alive for sport had specifically targeted gay Americans for slaughter during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
As of 7:30 AM, the rest of the WRAL home page was equally, intentionally deceptive.
LIVE: Authorities provide update on Orlando shooting blared the next headline, which was a link to a live press conference.
Nightclub shooter was a body builder, security guard read the next headline. It completely buries the widely known fact that the terrorist who carried out the attack hated gays and pledged allegiance to ISIS, a terrorist group especially known for their brutality towards gays.
He was a body builder and a security guard, a religious man who attended the local mosque and wanted to become a police officer.
Early Sunday, 29-year-old O___ M___ opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando in an attack that left 50 people dead and 53 wounded, police said.
M___ was the son of an Afghan immigrant who had a talk show in the United States, the nature of which was not entirely clear: A former Afghan official said the program was pro-Taliban and a former colleague said it was enthusiastically pro-American.
He attended evening prayer services at the city’s Islamic Center three to four times a week, most recently with his young son, said Imam Syed Shafeeq Rahman. Although he was not very social, he also showed no signs of violence, Rahman said. He said he last saw M___ on Friday.
Of course, WRAL completely skips the reality that the terrorist’s coworkers complained repeatedly to their employer that the devout Muslim terrorist was incredibly violent, racist, misogynist and homophobic.
These Associated Press stories chosen by WRAL are spinning the reality of the worst Islamic terrorist attack since 9/11 in a blindingly obvious attempt to deflect away from the threat of radical Islam and the federal government’s refusal to seriously deal with the threat. Instead, the Associated Press (and WRAL) are attempting—once again—to blame the 110+ million peaceful, law-abiding American citizens who own guns. As mass shootings plague the US, survivors more lack of change laments the last terror-attack related article on the page.
It, too, does its very best it can to shift the blame to peaceful American gun owners and bury the fact that this was an Islamic terrorist attack.
The deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history has people around the world wondering why mass violence keeps happening in America.
For those who have lived through mass shootings, and for the law enforcement officers trying to prevent them, the answer is self-evident.
“Because we allow it,” said Sandy Phillips, whose daughter was among 12 killed at Colorado movie theater in July 2012.
The nation began the week mourning the 50 people killed early Sunday when a gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Authorities are investigating whether the assault was an act of terrorism, a hate crime, or both. Politicians lamented the violence as tragically familiar despite its staggering scale.
The causes of mass shootings are as disparate as the cases themselves, but those involved in other tragedies couldn’t help but feel the similarities.
The Associated Press lacks the integrity to mention that Philips is an employee of the radical Brady Campaign gun control group, or that she was berated by a judge who hammered her for a frivolous lawsuit against gun companies.
Every single one of these Associated Press stories chosen by the WRAL staff buried the fact that the terrorist hated gays, beat women, could barely go a sentence without attacking minorities, pledged himself to the Islamic State, and screamed the glory of Allah as he put bullets into more than 100 people in a gay nightclub that he targeted in the middle of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
American gays are waking up to a harsh reality this morning: the radicalized leftist news media cares far more about protecting Islamic radicals and attacking the right of citizens to defend themselves from terrorists than they do protecting gay American lives.
* Bearing Arms does not publish the names of mass or spree killers.