the MSM Montana vs Manchester or: “Why do they hate us?”

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the MSM Montana vs Manchester or: "Why do they hate us?"

Lt. Sey­mour Head of the Court: You’ve heard Cap­tain Vere’s account. Is it or is it not as he has said?
Billy Budd: Cap­tain Vere speaks the truth. It’s just as Cap­tain Vere says. But it is not as the master-​at-​arms said. I’ve eaten the king’s bread and I’m true to him.
Cap­tain Vere: I believe you, boy.
Billy Budd: God knows, I’m…Thank you, sir.
Lt. Sey­mour Head of the Court: Was there malice.…..between you and the master-​at-​arms?
Billy Budd: I bore no mal­ice against the master-​at-​arms. I’m sorry that he’s dead. I did not mean to kill him. If I’d have found my tongue, I would not have struck him. [angry] But he lied foully to my face, and I had…Well, I had to say some­thing. I could only say it with a blow.

Billy Budd 1962

If there has been one con­stant in the media’s cov­er­age of Islamic Ter­ror attacks, no mat­ter how hor­ri­ble or bloody, it’s been the “why do they hate us” meme. Over and over we have heard pun­dits, reports and those the media choose to ele­vate insist that while the indi­vid­ual act was wrong we must under­stand the under­ly­ing causes behind them, look at our­selves in the west and see how we have pro­voked these reac­tions and ask the ques­tion: “Why do they hate us”

This usu­ally begins while the blood is still on the group and esca­lates from that point. It doesn’t mat­ter how many die, how often it hap­pens or even if kids are involved, the proper reac­tion is appar­ently to reach out to those who have wronged us and find out what we can do to make them like us better.

And that brings us to the spe­cial Elec­tion in Montana.

When I ini­tially heard of the “bodys­lam­ing” story in Mon­tana I found myself rather sus­pi­cious of the story because of the lack (unlike the assault by a sit­ting Demo­c­rat con­gress­man on a stu­dent reporter that didn’t gen­er­ate any out­rage at all in the press) of video These days there are track­ers fol­low­ing can­di­dates any­where and in a race like this I pre­sumed if there had been an assault of some type some­body any­one with a smart phone would have had it running.

And of course there was the obvi­ous ques­tion as Ann Alt­house noted of setup and chang­ing sto­ries of a witness.

But my gut, and the reac­tion I got from peo­ple at a Trump rally when wear­ing my press badge, told me that the media was so despised and dis­trusted these days that despite news­pa­pers and mem­bers of the GOP run­ning for the hills this story would help rather than hurt the can­di­date and sure enough:

Even Chuck Todd was not buy­ing the excuses of the DNC as Hotair noted.

But more inter­est­ing than any of this at least to me is the con­trast to the media’s Islamic Ter­ror Mantra

Think about it, the media is so hated by a group of vot­ers, appar­ently a major­ity, that a phys­i­cal assault on one of them draws cheers and wins elections.

Did pun­dits, reporters and those the media con­sider this a “lone wolf” attacks?
Did they refuse to blame an entire party or pres­i­dent for actions they did not know or sup­port?
Did pun­dits and press state while the indi­vid­ual act was wrong we must under­stand the under­ly­ing causes behind them?
Did they sug­gest they should look at them­selves and see if any­thing was done to pro­voke these feel­ings?
Did they con­sider ask­ing the ques­tion “Why do they hate us” even once?

Nope, no intro­spec­tion, no soul search­ing, this is a repub­li­can, and there­fore the only pos­si­ble reac­tion to this is out­rage, out­rage out­rage

Now to be fair unless the reporter said some­thing about his mother or grand­mother (which is the only sit­u­a­tion where I gave my sons per­mis­sion to swing first in school) assault­ing some­one, even a reporter is wrong and unjus­ti­fied and it’s proper that he both show con­tri­tion (which he has) and be charged (which he was).

But hav­ing stated that for the record per­haps the mem­bers of the old media can explain to us in the new why vio­lent and even fatal attacks on peo­ple and prop­erty require the group tar­geted for attack to look at them­selves and ask “why do they hate us” while the only proper response by the media to Mon­tana is exactly the opposite?

I sug­gest not hold­ing one’s breath for an answer.

Exit Ques­tion: Given that the left’s stan­dard con­cern­ing jus­ti­fy­ing polit­i­cal violence:

  1. Nazi’s should always be punched
  2. Our oppo­nents are Nazis
  3. We are jus­ti­fied punch­ing them possible.

Might now be used by the right, how long will it take for said stan­dard to be no longer accept­able or jus­ti­fi­able by the same press that until now has had a nuanced approach to this on the subject?

And remem­ber the stan­dard isn’t if some­one is an actual Nazi, the stan­dard is does the per­son throw­ing the punch con­sider them one.



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Lt. Seymour Head of the Court: You’ve heard Captain Vere’s account. Is it or is it not as he has said?
Billy Budd: Captain Vere speaks the truth. It’s just as Captain Vere says. But it is not as the master-at-arms said. I’ve eaten the king’s bread and I’m true to him.
Captain Vere: I believe you, boy.
Billy Budd:  God knows, I’m…Thank you, sir.
Lt. Seymour Head of the Court: Was there malice……between you and the master-at-arms?
Billy Budd: I bore no malice against the master-at-arms. I’m sorry that he’s dead. I did not mean to kill him. If I’d have found my tongue, I would not have struck him. [angry] But he lied foully to my face, and I had…Well, I had to say something. I could only say it with a blow.

Billy Budd 1962

If there has been one constant in the media’s coverage of Islamic Terror attacks, no matter how horrible or bloody, it’s been the “why do they hate us” meme. Over and over we have heard pundits, reports and those the media choose to elevate insist that while the individual act was wrong we must understand the underlying causes behind them, look at ourselves in the west and see how we have provoked these reactions and ask the question: “Why do they hate us”

This usually begins while the blood is still on the group and escalates from that point. It doesn’t matter how many die, how often it happens or even if kids are involved, the proper reaction is apparently to reach out to those who have wronged us and find out what we can do to make them like us better.

And that brings us to the special Election in Montana.

When I initially heard of the “bodyslaming” story in Montana I found myself rather suspicious of the story because of the lack (unlike the assault by a sitting Democrat congressman on a student reporter that didn’t generate any outrage at all in the press) of video These days there are trackers following candidates anywhere and in a race like this I presumed if there had been an assault of some type somebody anyone with a smart phone would have had it running.

And of course there was the obvious question as Ann Althouse noted of setup and changing stories of a witness.

But my gut, and the reaction I got from people at a Trump rally when wearing my press badge, told me that the media was so despised and distrusted these days that despite newspapers and members of the GOP running for the hills this story would help rather than hurt the candidate and sure enough:

Even Chuck Todd was not buying the excuses of the DNC as Hotair noted.

But more interesting than any of this at least to me is the contrast to the media’s Islamic Terror Mantra

Think about it, the media is so hated by a group of voters, apparently a majority, that a physical assault on one of them draws cheers and wins elections.

Did pundits, reporters and those the media consider this a “lone wolf” attacks?
Did they refuse to blame an entire party or president for actions they did not know or support?
Did pundits and press state while the individual act was wrong we must understand the underlying causes behind them?
Did they suggest they should look at themselves and see if anything was done to provoke these feelings?
Did they consider asking the question “Why do they hate us” even once?

Nope, no introspection, no soul searching,  this is a republican, and therefore the only possible reaction to this is outrage, outrage outrage 

Now to be fair unless the reporter said something about his mother or grandmother (which is the only situation where I gave my sons permission to swing first in school) assaulting someone, even a reporter is wrong and unjustified and it’s proper that he both show contrition (which he has) and be charged (which he was).

But having stated that for the record perhaps the members of the old media can explain to us in the new why violent and even fatal attacks on people and property require the group targeted for attack to look at themselves and ask “why do they hate us” while the only proper response by the media to Montana is exactly the opposite?

I suggest not holding one’s breath for an answer.

Exit Question:  Given that the left’s standard concerning justifying political violence:

  1.  Nazi’s should always be punched
  2. Our opponents are Nazis
  3. We are justified punching them possible.

Might now be used by the right, how long will it take for said standard to be no longer acceptable or justifiable by the same press that until now has had a nuanced approach to this on the subject?

And remember the standard isn’t if someone is an actual Nazi, the standard is does the person throwing the punch  consider them one.



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