Right after the Boston bombings had occurred, liberal commentators were hoping and praying (well, maybe they weren’t praying) that the perpetrators were a couple of really white dudes with nefarious ties to the Tea Party or some other white supremacist, anti-government, anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, and homophobic movement. They were already busy with their speculations about the significance of Patriot’s Day (because terrorists call themselves “patriots” and “freedom-fighters”) and tax day. Obviously, the bombing was a way for these white anti-government nuts to vent their anger against America.
It was such a bummer for these liberals when it was revealed that the perpetrators weren’t whiteys after all. They were a couple of Muslims. Then all of sudden Chris Matthews changed his tune: “Why does it matter why they did it if they did it?”
So motive only matters if you’re a white guy with suspicious connections to white supremacy groups. If you’re a Muslim, then let’s be careful not to jump to conclusions about certain groups.
It’s like what they said about the Gabby Giffords shooting. Liberals tried to connect Jared Loughner with a map that Sarah Palin had released with crosshairs on it, and one of the crosshairs was over Gabrielle Giffords’ district. Obviously, this was Sarah Palin’s secret message to co-conspirator Jared Loughner that he needed to take out Representative Giffords. And he was more than happy to oblige, because he was a white guy with ties to whatever “white group” the media said he had ties to and Giffords was a Democrat. And he probably hated the government . . . and Jews. Never mind the fact that none of that was true, but hey, it made for great entertainment.
Fast forward to Floyd Lee Corkins. He was the guy who, not long after Chick-fil-A’s Dan Cathy made his remarks about marriage and family, burst into the Family Research Council armed with 100 rounds of ammo and 15 bags of Chick-fil-A sandwiches and opened fire before promptly being subdued by the building’s security guard. Corkins admitted that his plan was “to kill as many as possible and smear the Chick-Fil-A sandwiches in victims’ faces, and kill the guard.”
It was pointed out then that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) had listed the Family Research Council (FRC) as a “hate group” because of its opinion on homosexual “marriage.” But we were told that it wasn’t fair to make such a connection, and that we shouldn’t try to politicize this event. Sound familiar?
Well, the FRC was able to obtain footage of Corkins’ interrogation, and during questioning, he makes the connection himself:
“Family Research Council (FRC) officials released video of federal investigators questioning convicted domestic terrorist Floyd Lee Corkins II, who explained that he attacked the group’s headquarters because the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) identified them as a ‘hate group’ due to their traditional marriage views. ‘Southern Poverty Law lists anti-gay groups,’ Corkins tells interrogators in the video, which FRC obtained from the FBI. ‘I found them online, did a little research, went to the website, stuff like that.’”
So there you go. No more conjecture. He did it because the SPLC said the FRC was a “hate group.”
This should be a front page story, but it’s not.
Can you imagine the reaction from the media if, say, the Heritage Foundation listed the SPLC as a “hate group,” and some “right-wing radical” pulled the same kind of stunt in the SPLC headquarters and admitted his actions were based on the Heritage Foundation’s list? There would be non-stop outrage and outcries from the left to shut the Heritage Foundation down.
That’s the nature of the media. If one of their own happens to be a terrorist, well now, let’s not jump to conclusions.