Fox’s Katie Pavlich wins for Most Creative Way To Use Charleston Shooting Against President Obama And Hillary Clinton. She suggested that President Obama and Hillary Clinton would not have allowed Martin Luther King to keep his gun.
The discussion was part of a segment that was clearly designed to suggest that the Republican presidential candidates were responding to the shooting with the proper taste and respect – unlike those Democrats.
This is a typical Fox tactic – blame others for politicization so that you can attack them.
Host Harris Faulkner singled out Republican Dr. Ben Carson’s comments for special praise. She said they “include race but also widen it out to a bigger conversation!”
What Carson said was, “I fear our intolerance of one another is the new battleground of evil. Today, many feel it is OK to hate someone who thinks differently than you do.” As if Fox News isn’t the poster child for stirring up hate against those who think differently than they do.
“This really advances the conversation, Katie!” Faulkner gushed to Pavlich.
And speaking of hating people who think differently, Pavlich just happened to mention that while “a lot of Republican candidates” are changing their plans “out of respect for” tragedy, “President Obama is now on the way to California for a fundraiser for the DNC and so it’s interesting to see.”
Faulkner moved on to Clinton. “At first she tweeted out her condolences,” Faulkner dutifully noted. But then Clinton had the nerve to say, “How many innocent people in our country, from little children, church members to movie theater attendees, how many people do we need to see cut down before we act?”
“You know the president saying some things that were very similar,” Faulkner added, “and getting some criticism today for wading into politics so soon after the shooting. And we hear these words from Hillary Clinton.”
Funny, but Faulkner had no complaints when her Outnumbered colleagues used the Charlie Hebdo massacre to mount attacks on President Obama and Bill de Blasio. Which is a lot worse than merely calling for policy changes.
Of course, Pavlich got right to the smears, while pretending to take the high road.
PAVLICH: It’s just really unfortunate that both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are trying to push a gun control agenda in the wake of tragedy but I guess, you know, don’t let any tragedy go to waste.
…You know, Martin Luther King, Jr. also owned a gun. And the reason he owned one was for exactly the reason that we saw yesterday – to defend against the evil that walks through the door sometimes. And I’m wondering if the president and Hillary Clinton think that people like him and American citizens should have that right taken away from them just because they want to push a political agenda.
Because if anybody cares about Martin Luther King, it would be Katie Pavlich, right? Wrong.
Watch it below, from the June 18 Shepard Smith Reporting.
And, rather ironically, the laws that Reagan signed only came under scrutiny when certain whites realized that they too were subject to the restrictions. That’s when the NRA began its morphing into the current nuthouse it is today. The laws that Reagan signed had been intended as a response to the Black Panthers street policing activities but, legally, could NOT specifically be restricted only to Blacks.
*Okay, it wasn’t MLK’s gun specifically, but MLK would certainly have been subjected to the laws as other Blacks were. Incidentally, when King applied for a concealed-carry permit AFTER HIS HOME HAD BEEN FIREBOMBED, he was denied—by the WHITE powers that be. You’d think that such an extreme case of violence would’ve merited a concealed-carry permit, but, isn’t it funny that it wasn’t? (It didn’t, however, keep King from being protected by open-carry supporters—that is, supporters of King, not supporters of open-carry laws—while he was at home. Some reports of the time compared the King home to an armed encampment.)
Tavis Smiley mentioned that on O’Reilly one time and O’Reilly quickly rebuked what he had just said.
Maybe blacks should be armed, since they that is what is “alleged” whenever a black person is murdered.