Decades Of Blaming Violence On The Right

PA Pundits - International

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~

The radical leftist fanaticism of the Steve Scalise shooter has been an integral part of the news coverage, as it should be.  James Hodgkinson’s ties to the Bernie Sanders campaign have been reported (if sometimes buried) by most news outlets, and the pundits are virtually universal in their belief that the socialist senator should not be held responsible.

These journalists were about a quarter of a century late to the dance. Theirs has been a decades-long exercise in hypocrisy. If an act of violence could be blamed on a Republican, or even better on a conservative, the press would do it, even if they needed to play a Kevin Bacon six-degrees-of-separation game.

James T Hodgkinson

Recall Timothy McVeigh. Some journalists like NBC’s Bryant Gumbel immediately blamed “right-wing radio jocks” – naming Rush Limbaugh, Ollie North, Michael Reagan, Gordon Liddy and Bob Grant –…

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