Turns out the far left media is quite selective on when they report on extremism.
The shooting at the Holocaust Museum today was carried out by an anti-Semite white supremacist.
(Note: I erroneously posted that the shooter was dead in the original writing. This is wrong, the shooter was not killed, the security guard was. My sympathies to the family of the guard, Chuck)
What is interesting about this though is the media's new found interest in extremism and what they decide is extremist. If you recall, there has been considerable discussion over the shootings last week of an abortion doctor and two servicemen at a recruiting station. Most of the discussion has been about the difference in reporting by the media.
The shooting of the abortion doctor was by an anti-abortion zealot, yet the reason for the shooting at the recruiting center was, shall we say, downplayed.
Now today, the media has an interest in extremism again. CNN, MSNBC, CBS, and ABC are all reporting the white supremacist angle prominently. MSNBC even went as far as writing a separate article on the rise of extremism (with the emphasis on right wing extremism). They even managed to include a reference to the Homeland Security Departments report on returning veterans and their propensity to become terrorists.
The MSNBC article did mention (briefly) the Black Panthers as one of their extremist groups but the discussion was on the immigration debate and the election of the first black President leading one to believe that it's focus was essentially on right wing extremism. I can only assume the Black Panthers are not out in the street harassing people over Obama being elected. I mean, there's not even an election going on.
I want to be outraged but that ship has already sailed. All we are left with now is the goal of doing all we can to see that these far left extremist sites from the CNN, CBS, ABC, and MSNBC organizations are closed down so we can get back to a more balanced news reporting.
As an aside, as of now I haven't heard if Obama has released a statement calling the shooting an outrage. Maybe he'll do like he did in the recruiting center shooting and release a statement to the Israeli media only and only after they request it.
(Note: Since the writing of this, Obama has released a statement. I stand by the original intent of this comment in that Obama has developed a practice of treating incidences like this differently based on his political beliefs and not in keeping with the role the President of the United States has historically taken in treating all of their citizens equally, Chuck)