WHAT? Liberal WAPO Trying To Say Scalise Shooter Was A CONSERVATIVE?
When Rep. Scalise was shot last month and the news came out that the shooter was a Bernie Sanders supporter it wasn’t all that hard to put the pieces together on that one. I mean, there aren’t that many conservatives that I know that would call themselves Bernie Sanders people.
On June 14th, James T. Hodgkinson opened fire on a group of Republicans practicing for a charity baseball game. He hit 5 people including Republican Rep. Steve Scalise who is still in the hospital from his wounds. Hodgkinson was a rapid Bernie Sanders supporter and even volunteered for the socialist’s presidential campaign.
In addition to hating Donald Trump and everyone in the GOP, he had a hit list of Republicans he wanted to kill. Somehow out of all of this, The Washington Post is trying to make Hodgkinson seem like a right-wing radical.
Let’s file this under fake news with an extreme sense of prejudice. The WaPo did a feature on a conservative radio host Bob Romanik from Belleville, IL. It’s a pretty unflattering piece, accusing Romanik of being extreme and hateful. No surprise that the WaPo has a problem with a conservative, but they took this hit piece into a most unexpected direction.
It turns out that Romanik is from the same town as Scalise shooter Hodgkinson and the Wapo thinks the leftist would-be-assassin was inspired by right-wing rhetoric:
The suburban community about 20 miles east of St. Louis drew attention in recent weeks because it was the hometown of James T. Hodgkinson, the out-of-work politically frustrated home inspector who up and left, drove a van to the Washington area, and then shot four people at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria.
The nation was shocked, but Romanik — who seems to delight in launching savage attacks on local politicians and stoking his listeners’ many frustrations about race, crime and government — certainly wasn’t. Despite being a die-hard supporter of President Trump who has perfected the art of the dire populist message, many of Romanik’s biggest fans in southern Illinois are disgruntled Democrats like Hodgkinson.
Nowhere in the WaPo piece does the writer even try to prove that Hodgkinson ever listened to Romanik, and yet the connection is made that he was inspired by the right-wing radio host to shoot Republicans. Like I said, this is as fake as fake news gets.
Seriously, it is a well-documented fact that Hodgkinson was a leftist Bernie Sanders supporter. His targets were conservatives whom he felt were evil because of the violent liberal rhetoric he and all the rest of us are bombarded with every single day. This guy was a leftist and the left owns his f*cking crazy-ass rampage and hate.