Environmentalist Wacko Threatens President, WaPo Buries Lede
"White House fence jumper had ammunition, machete in car, prosecutors said," the Washington Post's headline screams. As always during modern-day politically-related crime stories where weapons are involved, the ideology of the suspect is investigated by the MSM. If the suspect was a man of the right, those details would be in the lede of the article, or in the headline.*
If he's a man of the left? Well, it's likely no coincidence that you have dig down eleven paragraphs into the Post's story for this detail:
According to an affidavit signed by Secret Service officer David Hochman, Gonzalez after his arrest told Agent Lee Smart that he was concerned that the “atmosphere was collapsing” and that he needed to inform the president to get the word out to the people.
However, neither prosecutors nor Gonzalez’s assigned defense attorneys invoked his mental competency as an issue for now. Assistant Federal Public Defender David Bos said Gonzalez understands the proceeding against him.
Yes, if the Post's reporting is accurate concerning Gonzalez, anyone who believes "the atmosphere is collapsing" is some brand of nutter, and nutters can be found on both sides of the aisle.
Our previous post on Terry Gilliam noted that he called those who disagree with his far left environmentalist worldview "a fungus and if I was running the country I would take them out and shoot them." As I wrote, we live in a media world in which Sarah Palin was tied into the Gabrielle Giffords shooting over clip-art and ABC’s Brian Ross immediately smeared a Tea Party member with the the same name as the Aurora Colorado lunatic who shot up a Batman premiere, ideology trumps insanity in the eyes of the media. Or as Ace of Spades wrote in December of 2012 after the New York Times began politicizing the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT from the left only a few hours after castigating the pro-Constitution side of the aisle for doing the same from their worldview:
Incidentally, the gun-rights people “politicizing” this are doing so pre-emptively, because they’ve seen this play six hundred times before and they know what happens in the Second Act.
I mean, it’s not like we’re as stupid as you claim. We are able to remember things that happened more than a week ago.
This is also why we now immediately search for a gunman’s political affiliation– because we know that’s the first thing you do.
This is the cynical world the media created, in service to their Democrat allies. Once again, the MSM should read Gabriel Malor's “Tweetable Guide To Media Myths And Left-wing Violence.”
* Of course, by mentioning "ammunition and a machete," which side of the aisle is the Post implying in its headline?
Related: "Undocumented Visitor Comes Out of Shadows, Jumps White House Fence," Rush Limbaugh quips. "I thought we were supposed to welcome people that jump fences. I thought we're supposed to welcome people who crash our borders."
Especially, when they share the same eco-apocalyptic doomsday worldview as our recently-retired former president: