Fake news about fake bombs

I realise that if you are on the left, every bad thing that happens is Donald Trump’s fault irrespective of whether there is any evidence pointing towards anything at all. This is from the now #NeverTrump Drudge:

Pipe bombs target Dems, CNN as political tensions mount...
Packed with shards of glass...
Featured parody ISIS flag...
Trump says he's 'trying to be nice'...
Calls on media to end hostility...
Rally chants 'lock her up' after bomb threats made to Hillary...
NYC 'Shelter In Place' Text Alert Causes Panic... 
SOROS: The Hate That Is Consuming Us... 

Specially liked the bit from George Soros. The left has the most shrivelled sense of irony in the history of the world, although here I think Soros is laughing at his own side for being the way they are. He could not possibly be that stupid himself. And this is the alternative perspective from Ace of Spades: AP: CNN Pipe “Bomb” and Powder Within It Were Perfectly Harmless.

Will the always-in-error-but-never-in-doubt Not-Binary Ben care to revise and correct his prior remarks about people being “deranged”?

The pipe bomb and white powder that forced an evacuation at CNN headquarters in New York City Wednesday morning were harmless, a law enforcement source told the Associated Press.The purported explosive device was similar in construction to those sent Wednesday to former President Barack Obama, former attorney general Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton, Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D., Fla.), and Representative Maxine Waters of California. A package containing white powder was delivered later in the day.

The NYPD said the explosive devices were live during a Wednesday afternoon press conference but subsequent reporting suggests they were not functional.

All of the devices carried a parody ISIS flag featuring comedian Larry the Cable Guy�s signature slogan, “git ‘er done,” NBC News reported late Wednesday.

And one more bit to break the tie from John Hinderaker at Powerline: ABOUT THOSE “APPARENT EXPLOSIVE DEVICES”:

As everyone now knows, someone sent or delivered packages containing explosive devices of some kind to a number of prominent Democrats, ranging from Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to Eric Holder and George Soros. Not much is known at this point about the devices, their origin, or the degree of threat they represented. Most importantly, we have no idea who sent them.

I assume the perpetrator will most likely be caught, although perhaps not until after the election. Until then, speculation will run rampant. But speculation, absent facts, is pointless. There is nothing intelligent one can say about this episode beyond condemning pipe bombs.

That hasn’t stopped some from behaving irresponsibly. Most notably, CNN’s President Jeff Zucker blamed President Trump:

“There is a total and complete lack of understanding at the White House about the seriousness of their continued attacks on the media. The President, and especially the White House Press Secretary, should understand their words matter. Thus far, they have shown no comprehension of that,” Zucker’s statement reads.

This is ridiculous. In the first place, we don’t know whether the devices were sent by a crazed right-winger, a Democrat trying to neutralize the GOP’s devastating #JobsNotMobs theme, or a nut of some other variety. The salient point is that President Trump has never done anything to suggest that bombing CNN’s headquarters (or anything else) would be appropriate.

This distinguishes him from President Obama, who said–in a moment of hyperbole, one charitably assumes–that Democrats should bring guns to fights with Republicans, and Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi, who have explicitly advocated mob action against Republicans. (“Collateral damage,” right, Nancy?) CNN apparently hasn’t gotten over the fact that if it lies about the president, the president has a right to respond. No wonder CNN now has fewer viewers than Nickelodeon.

Coincidentally, I suppose, the New York Times is now printing fantasies about the Secret Service collaborating with Russian agents to murder President Trump. Spoiler alert: they don’t decapitate him and carry around his head as if they were “comedians.”

So I look forward to the lectures on civility to which we will subjected for the next 13 days. Once the election is over, the Democrats will be back to severed heads. For now, they are trying to deflect #JobsNotMobs.

Why this would change a single vote in either direction is beyond me, but the Democrats must know their constituency, idiots without judgement about policy and with no comprehension how what happens in the present will affect what will happen in the not so distant future.


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