Incendiary rhetoric for we, not for ye

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was called out for her dismissive rhetoric regarding the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. Fellow U.S. House prog Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) came to her defense and also added that the criticism of Omar is an "incitement of violence against progressive women of color." Naturally, some media outlets were all too willing accomplices since they parroted AOC's chanting point.

Look, I'm not going to deny that some of the more visceral critics of Omar et al are more rooted in their disdain for her than they are offended by specific comments. But if we're going to go down this road once again by stating that incendiary rhetoric directly leads to violence, the media and other proggie establishments are woefully incapable of equal application.

Leading up to the summer of 2017, Sen. Bernie Sanders said on multiple occasions that people will die if Congressional Republicans pass some sort of Obamacare repeal legislation and President Trump signs it into law. Sure enough in June 2017, a self-professed "Bernie Bro." opened fire on a baseball field where he knew several GOP members of Congress were participating in practice. Now, am I saying that Sanders' comments were responsible for the actions of the deranged gun man? Absolutely not. But did any media outlets loop together the multiple sound bites where Gramps constantly declared that "thousands will die" if Republicans get their way on healthcare? I think you know the answer to that. Hell, they didn't even do the obligatory citing of out-of-context stats regarding gun violence since I'm sure many secretly believed it was karma given that it was "gun-loving, NRA-lapdog" Republicans who were the victims.

So for those media outlets who are shocked, SHOCKED that people would react negatively towards a member of Congress whom they believe came off as cavalier regarding 9/11, y'all can go pound sand.

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