Thursday, January 03, 2013

Brian Chasnoff is a drooling idiot

Unable to find actual facts to back up the assertions in his latest column, he instead goes full derp:

Beyond its conspiratorial mindset, the post is factually inaccurate in one respect: Garcia did not go to the restaurant to “kill his ex-girlfriend,” although police said the shooter was upset because his girlfriend had broken up with him.

Really?  If he didn't go to the restaurant to kill her, precisely what the fuck are we to believe he did intend to do with that gun?  Hug her?  Pat her on the head with it?  After all, as Leftists constantly remind us, guns only have one purpose: killing things.

I blogged about this incident shortly after it happened.  He took a gun and went looking for that woman.  This is not normal broken-hearts stuff.  Most likely, it was the escalation of quite a bit of domestic violence, and she was damned lucky not to be there that day.  Perhaps in Mr. Chasnoff's world, women are never murdered after breaking it off with an abuser.  In the real world, however, it happens depressingly often.  Do I know that was the case here?  Of course not.  But it's one hell of a lot more likely than whatever this idiot newspaper columnist thinks was going on.

Though that's the most egregiously-stupid thing in the column, it's not the only stupid thing.

The argument against the belief that national media are biased against gun rights?

The Huffington Post, for example, not only ran the story the day after the shooting, but accompanied its coverage with a slideshow of the crime scene at the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo., where authorities say (redacted 'cause I have more sense than to glorify a mass murderer, unlike Brian Chasnoff) shot and killed 12 people and wounded 58 others in July, thereby linking the San Antonio incident with the larger debate.

CBS News also covered the San Antonio shooting on the same day.

So.  It was covered by two non-local news sources.  One story each, according to Mr Chasnoff.  That's exactly the same as hours upon hours of nonstop coverage of the Connecticut shooting, plus several weeks of followup stories.

Now, I will grant you one thing.  Brian Chasnoff is absolutely correct to say that "twisting facts cheapens (the) debate on gun control."  So, how about he stops twisting the facts?

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