In a despicable move the many are referring to as the “parting shot” to Republicans, CBS News anchor Scott Pelley actually stooped down to despicable level – which may not have been very hard. Pelley said Thursday, that Republicans were had a part of blame for the GOP baseball shooting that nearly took the life of Rep. Steve Scalise and could have killed many more.
Speaking on “Pizzagate”, he said:
“In December last year, a man with an assault rifle stormed into a Washington area pizzeria to free child sex slaves that Hillary Clinton was holding there — or at least that’s what political blog sites had said. He fired into a locked door to discover no children in chains.”
Pelley then moved on to the shooters political affiliation, and his connection with Bernie Sanders:
“Bernie Sanders has called the president the most dangerous in history, and the shooter yesterday was a Sanders volunteer. You might think that no sane person would act on political hate speech and you’d be right. Trouble is, there are a lot of Americans who struggle with mental illness.”
Speaking on the Presidents tweet, referring to Pelley and his scumbag, fake journalist buddies, he wrote that the news media were ‘the enemy of the American people’. He was later asked if he felt his words could incite violence, to which he responded ‘No, it doesn’t worry me.’
Pelley then proceeds to try and make his monologue sound unifying, but the damage had been done:
“As children, we’re taught ‘words will never hurt me,’ but when you think about it, violence almost always begins with words. In the Twitter world we’ve come to believe that our first thought is our best thought. It’s past time for all of us — presidents, politicians, reporters, citizens, all of us — to pause to think again.”
Pelley, who is being kicked out of his anchor chair at CBS because of his crap ratings and heading to “60 Minutes,” was slammed on social media for the commentary.
— Margo (@mhooshma16) June 19, 2017
Also this one…
Media’s Scott Pelley attempts to defend Liberal psychopath. https://t.co/UQFrDaNtQI
— Former Republican 👌 (@_michael_2015_) June 19, 2017
And this one…
Glad Scott Pelley got fired! How dare he say Steve Scalise’s & the Republicans getting shot at was partially “self-inflicted.” Imbecile!
— Dawn Squires (@DawnSquires) June 19, 2017
From Daily Mail:
Conservatives and others on the right have noted the difference in the coverage of the attack on Republicans with previous attacks. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) pinned the blame of the 2011 Gabrielle Giffords shooting squarely on Republican rhetoric, while not taking any responsibility for his own rhetoric that might have animated the shooter James Hodgkinson. The attacker had volunteered on Sanders’ presidential campaign and left a slew of anti-Republican rhetoric on social media.
A New York Times op-ed piece made a similar comparison but explicitly, and falsely, claimed that there were more ties between Sarah Palin’s rhetoric and the Giffords shooting than there were between left-wing rhetoric and the Republican shooting.
Doctors said Sunday that Scalise’s condition improved from critical to serious and that he was speaking to his family and loved ones.
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