It’s becoming increasingly obvious when the media’s pushing a narrative, especially when they’re all reading the same talking points.
Moral arbiter Jimmy Kimmel, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, and former CNN talk show host Piers Morgan all used the same talking point about gun control in the aftermath of Las Vegas — which they somehow also decided to make into a race and religion issue. Because, why not?
In an opening monologue in which he addressed the attacks, Kimmel made the point that had the shooter been a radical Islamist, Republicans would be doing anything they could to prevent another terror attack.
“There are a lot of things we can do about it. But we don’t. Which is interesting, because when someone with a beard attacks us, we tap phones, we invoke travel bans, we build walls, we take every possible precaution to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
Friedman and Piers followed suit, which columns echoing the same point.
Who knows where the talking point originated, but it’s clear that none of these liberals bothered to think about the talking point for more than a few seconds.
Throughout the course of reading this article, you were probably thinking to yourselves something along the lines of “Hello? Remember the Muslim who massacred 49 at the Pulse Nightclub?” — the most deadly mass shooting in American history prior to Las Vegas?
And that’s not all. There was the 2015 San Bernardino attack, in which a radicalized married couple carried out a shooting in which they killed 14.
And before that, remember the 2009 Fort Hood shooting, in which shooter Nidal Hasan — who had been in contact with American al-Qaeda recruiter Anwar al-Awlaki — killed 13?
Each time, liberals proclaimed the same, ineffective gun-control measures. There is one big difference in this latest case, however: It’s certainly a bit odd to see liberals citing Muslim immigration controls they don’t support to make a point about gun control.