Even though the suspected mail bomber is an avowed crazy person with a history of criminal conduct going all the way back to 2002, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is now blaming President Donald Trump’s rhetoric for the spate of attempted terrorist attacks.
“It would be reckless and dangerous for President Trump to continue his rhetorical assaults on the press and branding of journalists as enemies of the people after this spate of package bombs aimed at political figures and CNN,” said CPJ Executive Director Robert Mahoney in a statement.
While the CPJ conceded that Trump’s rhetoric does not directly incite violence, the organization feels the incendiary nature of it contributes to political violence.
“While we cannot say that Trump’s speech directly incites violence, it is clear that some people are influenced by it,” the statement continues. “Journalists across the country feel unsafe because of the constant hostility and belittling of their role in our democracy by the head of state. It needs to stop.”
This line of attack has been the media’s modus operandi ever since the first suspicious package showed up in the mailbox of George Soros. The moment the mail bombing suspect appeared to be a registered Republican with a van covered in far-right nutjob stickers, the media leaped for joy in knowing they could use it as a bully club to silence Trump’s defense of the American people through his blasting of the media that routinely calls red-state Americans racist, sexist, bigot, and homophobic.
Truth be told, the media would have said the same thing had the bomber been sending his care packages to people just for the thrill of it. This past summer, when a crazed gunman killed five innocent people at the Capital Gazette due to a personal squabble he had with the newspaper, the immediate reaction was to blame President Trump for calling the “fake news media the enemy of the people.”
“We won’t forget being called an enemy of the people,” the Capital Gazette editorial staff said following the shooting. “No, we won’t forget that. Because exposing evil, shining light on wrongs and fighting injustice is what we do.”
“Our community has rallied around us to show they understand who we are, and that we are not the enemy of the people,” it continued. “We are your neighbors, your friends. We are you.”
When a socialist Bernie Sanders supporter nearly murdered the Republican House Majority Whip and several other GOP congressmen last year, the media did not blame the shooting on Bernie’s rhetoric of characterizing Republicans as greedy schemers out to destroy people’s healthcare.
Fortunately, in the case of the mail bomber, nobody was killed or injured.