This is kind of long. Like the Dark Knight Rises. Hate It. But what bugs me more? When folks use the politicization to push their agendas. Listen. I get that the gun control argument will pop up at these times, and at some point it should (but it won’t)…but folks could certainly wait a few hours before going on Twitter rampages about their political feelings on the issue. Can’t they? They can wait for the police to disarm the booby traps in the apartment and get more answers…right? No, of course not. Several celebrities took to Twitter to promote gun control throughout the day. I know this, because Breitbart follows all ten of them. And they saw Peirs Morgan say so on CNN. Breitbart decries the exploitation of a tragic event by exploiting the shit out of it.
This morning, ABC suggested the shooter was a Tea Party guy who had posted on a Tea Party website. ABC admitted they had not verified that it was actually the same guy, right? I mean, what are the chances that in America, there might be more than one guy named James Holmes?! Apparently, yeah. There just might be. There is around 2,909 people named James Holmes in the U.S. Way to go ABC. And Breitbart.com pounced on them for it. And you know what? Why speculate when you do not know. The Breitbart writers were right to take them to task for such a pathetic act of “journalism”. Except, in their typical sanctimonious style? Breitbart.com goes and suggests that they have paperwork to insinuate that Holmes might be a registered Democrat.
Of course, I suspect the defense here is, they are trying to prove a point, doing what ABC did. But the tone of Breitbart shows otherwise. They clearly thought they had a “Gotcha!” moment and where more interested in that than confirming facts (which, after several updates, they admit the facts appear to be that Holmes was unregistered). Which is their normal style. They are flooding their site with every perceived slight they can find. It is interesting to note the subtle differences to their articles on the Obama and Romney speeches.
Headline-Obama: ‘There Will Be Other Days For Politics’
Article Text:President Barack Obama says the tragic movie theater shooting in Colorado that left 12 people dead is a reminder that life is fragile. He says the event “reminds us of all the ways that we are united as one American family.”