It’s a dark day for those working for the major news outlets in America. Yesterday’s attack at Ohio State University could have turned out to be another jumping-off point in the Left’s incessant argument on behalf of “common sense” gun control laws.
Instead, the elite press find itself eating crow and taking a page out of Fox News Channel’s handbook.
Here’s ABC News doing its best to seem impartial and dispassionate:
Authorities are investigating an anti-U.S. rant posted on Facebook just minutes before the Ohio State University attack today that is believed to be linked to suspect Abdul Razak Ali Artan, sources told ABC News.
Appearing three minutes before the beginning of the rampage that left 11 people injured, the post reads: “I can’t take it anymore. America! Stop interfering with other countries, especially the Muslim Ummah. We are not weak. We are not weak, remember that.”…
“If you want us Muslims to stop carrying lone wolf attacks, then make peace,” the post reads. “We will not let you sleep unless you give peace to the Muslims.”
This narrative has to be doubly hard for the Left to swallow insofar as the attack — which was carried out with a knife and car, not a gun — was undeniably an act of Islamic terrorism, inspired, moreover, by ISIS:
The [Facebook] post also invokes the name Anwar Al-Awlaki, a radical American-born al-Qaeda cleric, describing him as a “hero.”…
The attack comes as the ISIS terror group has been urging its followers in recent weeks to copy the vehicle attack that took place in Nice, France, when 84 people were killed by a terrorist driving a semi-truck through a Bastille Day celebration. And it comes two days after the terror group published a video instructing its followers on how to use a knife to attack non-believers. ISIS is not mentioned in the Facebook post. [Emphasis added]
Of course, none of this would be problematic if the media accepted the fact that the candidate they shilled for lost the general election and dispensed with its juvenile witch hunt against conservative media outlets.