Earlier this morning the media reported on “suspicious packages” being found in the mailboxes of the Clintons, Obamas, and the CNN newsroom in New York. As new details emerge, it becomes plain that this is a dangerous situation. But the Hollywood partisans couldn’t wait for details before blaming the president.
Actress Mia Farrow assumed this was all due to Trump’s battle with the press, and also inexplicably included SCOTUS Justice Brett Kavanaugh as complicit. She responded to Senator Ted Cruz’s conciliatory tweet about the “deeply disturbing” news with fear mongering, claiming, “When Trump demonizes the press — and when a current supreme court justice demonizes citizens — our country and all of us are in peril.”
Disney show tunes boy scout Josh Gad donned the victimhood cap and also declared this as the fruits of the current administration’s rhetoric against the Democrats. He tweeted, “For the past 2 years, Democrats & the media have been demonized on a daily basis. This is the end result.”
He then followed the statement with a midterm voting plug. “On November 6th, u have a choice. You can either give a blank check and say this rhetoric is ok or you can send a loud message that there r [sic] consequences for normalizing hate.” And to think this could have been an opportunity for non-partisan civility.
Patricia Arquette conflated packages sent by a deranged man with the actions of conservatives as a whole, tweeting, “Explosive devises [sic] sent to Clinton, Obama, and Soros — Call out this dangerous escalation on the right.” She then pointed at GOP politicians, tagging @marcorubio, @gop, and @SpeakerRyan.
According to Pod Save America co-creator Dan Pfeiffer, Paul Ryan is partially to blame for the incident as well. In response to the speaker’s tweet condemning the incident, Pfeiffer wrote, “It’s hard to take this seriously. Paul Ryan stood idly by while Republicans chanted “lock her up” at Clinton, advanced a racist conspiracy theory about Barack Obama, and blamed George Soros for everything under the sun.”
Minnie Driver tried to deflect from the left’s proclivity to mob violence. Because of the “bomb,” she asked, “if the left is ‘mob,’ does that make the right terrorists?”
Comedian Michael Ian Black also got in the blame Trump game. He tweeted how none of this was surprising considering Trump’s rhetoric against the media, even stretching so far as to lump in a foreign nation’s murder of journalist of Jamal Kashoggi as further evidence against the violence of the current administration.
“A journalist was killed and dismembered a couple weeks ago,” Black wrote, also asking, “Why would this change anything?”
Joe Scarborough also made the same heinous conflation of Trump’s violent rhetoric and the Kashoggi killing in his commentary of the “bomb” threat. The MSNBC pundit tweeted, “The unrelenting hatred churned up by Donald Trump for the two years following 2016 is dangerous. A Washington Post columnist is dead and progressive icons are the targets of bombs.”
Clearly, Wednesday morning’s physical threat to the liberal media and progressive icons is a condemnable and disgusting action. But to blather on about how it is Donald Trump’s fault and indicative of his followers rather than the actions of some deranged criminal is rash and irresponsible. But why would liberals waste an opportunity to paint all conservatives as violent loons, especially with an election approaching?