A Double Standard for Murder

John Hinderaker reports on the man who tried to shoot his way into a Family Research Council office:

Will Floyd Corkins become the poster boy for gun control? He certainly deserves the honor. Corkins pled guilty today to firearms, terrorism and assault charges in Washington, D.C. Corkins shot and wounded one man in a terrorist attack last August, but he admitted in court that he had intended to kill as many as possible. He was carrying a loaded 9 mm handgun and had in his possession two additional loaded magazines and 50 loose rounds of ammunition. So the Democrats and their media outlets should be talking up Floyd Corkins, right?

Wrong. Because he carried out his attack on the Family Research Council’s Washington headquarters. Corkins is a left-winger who set out to murder FRC’s employees because he “didn’t like [their] politics,” specifically the fact that they oppose gay marriage.

Remember when an insane man killed several people in Arizona and seriously wounded Congresswoman Gabi Giffords? The left and the media (but I repeat myself) said that private citizen Sarah Palin had blood on her hands because she used a target icon to identify Giffords’ district as one to focus GOP efforts on. What do those same people have to say about the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “hate map,” which the shooter was using as a blueprint for murder?

As always, with the left it is “who, whom.” The SLPC is good and blameless always, while conservatives such as Palin are evil and always to blame. We know this, so let us stop taking the left and the media seriously.

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