I was a Senior in High School when President Ronald Reagan was shot by John Hinckley Jr.
A friend and I were hanging out in the band room when a couple Freshman girls came in and one of them shouted, “Someone shot Mr. Reagan!!”
She was so hysterical, I couldn’t understand what she was saying.
I thought she said “Someone shot Mr. Graney” – who was our principal. Naturally I was stunned that anyone would shoot at our principal.
It took a few minutes for me to clear that up and finally I figured out she meant the President.
Hinckley was a kook who was obsessed with actress Jodie Foster.
And in a last-ditch effort to get her attention, he decided to shoot the President.
Now, if I were to use the same rubric the news media is using against President Trump over the whack-a-doodle in Florida, I would have to put the blame for Reagan’s shooting squarely at the feet of Jodie Foster.
After all, but for the fact that John Hinckley was desperate to get her attention and approval, President Reagan would not have been shot.
So it’s all the fault of Jodie Foster.
It’s been nearly 38 years since that day, and still Jodie hasn’t acknowledged her role in the assassination attempt.
Which, according to today’s news media, is unconscionable.
The nerve of Jodie Foster not taking some responsibility for what this obsessed fan did for her attentions.
She’s no better than ISIS encouraging lone wolf attackers!
Okay, not really. But I think you get the point.
Jodie Foster was not in any way responsible for the actions of a demented, obsessed fan.
And neither is President Trump responsible for the actions of this looney-tune from Florida.
Jodie Foster never said, “I wish someone would take one for the team and assassinate President Reagan.”
And President Trump never said, “If you see one of these Democrats at a restaurant or a department store or a gasoline station, you get out and create a pipe bomb. And tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”
This craven attempt to blame President Trump for the actions of a lunatic is no more reasonable than blaming Jodie Foster for the assassination attempt committed by John Hinckley Jr.
But the news media is doing it anyway.
And in so doing, these reckless and irresponsible fools in the media are themselves ratcheting up the inflammatory and dangerous rhetoric.
The truth is, there are crazy, unstable people in the world.
And if the news media really wanted to see a cooling of the rhetoric to keep crazy people from doing dangerous things — like, I don’t know, mailing ricin to the White House — maybe they should look in the mirror.
Because unlike Jodie Foster or President Trump, the news media is fomenting anger and justifying violence.
Take a bow CNN pic.twitter.com/JO6KW9CYWq
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) August 19, 2017
Come on. How else would you describe fantasy assassination porn about our President published just the other day in the New York Times?
And now they’re doubling down by accusing President Trump of being responsible for the actions of this ‘roid-addled kook — while at the same time wringing their hands over “inflammatory rhetoric.”
It would be comical if it wasn’t so outrageous.
Now, this might be a novel suggestion. But maybe we should lay the blame squarely at the feet of the person who committed the crime.
You know, the way the media did with James Hodgkinson, John Hinckley Jr, and William Clyde Allen III*.
* If you don’t know who William Clyde Allen III is, it’s because the media isn’t screaming about him. He is the Utah man who mailed the deadly ricin powder to President Trump, Secretary James Mattis, CNO John Richardson, FBI Director Christopher Wray, CIA Director Gina Haspel, and Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson less than three weeks ago. Odd, isn’t it how they haven’t bothered to do wall-to-wall coverage over that?
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