Former U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan’s own testimony contradicted the leftist assertion his deadly 2009 shooting spree at Fort Hood was just another case of a disgruntled employee. Nevertheless, mainstream media jumped to the same conclusion following Monday morning’s shooting at the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard.
In describing the event that reportedly left 13 dead, including suspect Aaron Alexis, MSNBC’s Toure declared “it does seem somewhat consistent with some of the things we’ve seen before in terms of workplace violence.”
Taking a break from his role as one of the network’s resident race pimps, the host discussed the breaking story with psychologist and Wright State University Associate Vice President Dr. Larry James.
The discussion furthered a narrative that Alexis — who was not an employee of the Navy Yard at the time of the shooting and entered the area under false pretenses — was merely upset with working conditions and showed up with a gun. James listed a number of signs that an employee had “gone off the edge,”
Considering the initial similarities between Monday’s tragic shooting and the Fort Hood massacre, one might assume media professionals would shy away from immediately blaming Alexis’ actions on workplace violence. Political hacks up to and including Barack Obama used the same talking points when referring to Hassan’s rampage, only to be proven wrong when the shooter himself proudly admitted his motive was rooted in his radical Islamic faith.
Though facts continue to trickle in as law enforcement officials investigate the scene, ideological lightweights such as Toure find it necessary to place the blame on an abstract theme. Not only does this help solidify public opinion by excluding politically incorrect causes (i.e., Hasan’s jihad against the U.S. military), it also opens the door to continue a relentless attack on the Second Amendment.
For his part, washed up actor Henry Winkler was among the first to blame legal gun ownership for the Naval Yard shooting. Posting on Twitter, the former “Happy Days” star sarcastically called on Americans to “do nothing to promote gun control,” adding “thats how we roll until we have all shot each other (sic).”