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(Townhall)   After making a huge deal about the Sikh temple shooting and the Aurora shooting, the media is ignoring the one that took place at an FRC because a liberal did it. Or because, you know, the first two had casaulties   (townhall.com) divider line 60
    More: Dumbass, Family Research Council, Sikhs, morning, guilt by associations, Southern Poverty Law Center, facility management, temples, Jeremiah Wright  
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2012-08-20 12:36:28 PM  
You want to know how bad it is? DO YOU? It's not even one of the featured articles on Fox News' website anymore. That's right. The liberal media has infected even the one last bastion of truth and is preventing them from reporting on this KEY STORY. It's the beginning of the end, folks. The beginning of the end.
 
2012-08-20 12:37:10 PM  
You gotta love the "both sides must have equal time regardless of merit" mentality.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-08-20 12:42:47 PM  
The fact that it was a hate group being targeted probably has something to do with it. I don't think a shooting at a KKK rally by a black guy would get the same attention as Aurora either.
 
2012-08-20 12:44:54 PM  
Or it could be because the Family Research Council came out an blamed the Southern Poverty Law Center everything and not the hate and bigotry that spills out of there. I'm pretty sure the worshipers at the Sikh Temple and the people at the Aurora theater weren't having an active hand in trying to make homosexuality punishable by death in Uganda or doing their damndest to equate same sex preference with pedophilia. Oh and the "research" out of there makes my head explode.
 
2012-08-20 12:45:16 PM  

vpb: The fact that it was a hate group being targeted probably has something to do with it. I don't think a shooting at a KKK rally by a black guy would get the same attention as Aurora either.


Yeah it would, if people were killed.
 
2012-08-20 12:52:01 PM  
How odd that moments after a RW troll mentions this exact false equivalence talking point in an Akin/abortion thread, this goes green.
 
2012-08-20 12:54:51 PM  
Well it's not "casaulties" but "casualties", and since the guard was shot, I think he qualifies as a casualty.

A casualty in military usage is a person in military service, not necessarily a combatant, who becomes unavailable for duty due to death, injury, illness, capture, etc.; or a civilian casualty.

In civilian usage the word "casualty" is properly used for a person who is killed, wounded or injured by some event, and is usually used to describe multiple deaths and injuries due to violent incidents or disasters. Casualties is sometimes loosely used or (mis)understood to mean fatalities, but non-fatal injuries are also casualties.


FRC, FARC, We've always been at war with our homophones.  Sure, call me homophonophobic.
 
2012-08-20 12:55:07 PM  
Oh, so NOW conservatives come out in support of the Fairness Doctrine.
 
2012-08-20 01:30:22 PM  

RoyBatty: Sure, call me homophonophobic


Homophonophobia is what is tearing this great nation apart, you dick. Have you no shame?!
 
2012-08-20 01:33:51 PM  
It's like all those post Zimmerman/Martin posts about some black guy arrested for shooting a white guy which totally missed the point because the submitters were racist.
 
2012-08-20 01:44:19 PM  
The first casaulty is always spelling. :|
 
2012-08-20 01:48:29 PM  

gameshowhost: The first casaulty causality is always spelling. :|


/pet peave
 
2012-08-20 01:56:39 PM  
You mean like how the liberal media made a big deal out of Jim David Adkisson and how he's now a household name and no one had to go read his Wikipedia just now to see what he did?
 
2012-08-20 01:57:48 PM  
 
2012-08-20 02:03:07 PM  
oh wow, 2 tardhall links whining about the liberal-drive-by-lamestream-media-conspiracy in 1 day! how lucky are we!
 
2012-08-20 02:03:49 PM  
And the Texas A&M shooting? By the guy whose FB page had Glenn Beck and the Tea Party among his "likes?" Has that been thoroughly buried already? Sure, people died, but whatevs, reporting it might paint conservatives as reactionaries who resort to violence.
 
2012-08-20 02:04:33 PM  

Wendy's Chili: Shooter attended anti-gay religious school.


That'll probably fuel that kind of fire, yeah.
 
2012-08-20 02:04:47 PM  
Please subby, everyone knows there is only two reason to politicize a public shooting: To push for more gun laws or to increase funding for the mentally ill. And if there are two things that Christians don't care about it's stopping violence and helping the sick.
 
2012-08-20 02:05:09 PM  
Wounding is a casualty...

just sayin'...
 
2012-08-20 02:07:10 PM  
I thought TownHall was intelligent enough to realize that ALL mass shootings are committed by Liberals.
 
2012-08-20 02:07:39 PM  
Can we ban townhall links? Pretty please?
 
2012-08-20 02:08:31 PM  
Oh you poor, persecuted, buttf*cking pieces of sh*t.
 
2012-08-20 02:08:58 PM  
If we banned Townhall links then how would a large portion of you fulfill your daily outrage quota?
 
2012-08-20 02:10:24 PM  
"He also had 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches"

hehe is that true?
 
2012-08-20 02:11:01 PM  
That's because libs can't shoot straight!

/Vote Republican!

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2012-08-20 02:11:05 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Wounding is a casualty...

just sayin'...


Came here to ask about this. I could have sworn that casualties include both injuries and deaths
 
2012-08-20 02:11:39 PM  
Hey, smitty:

casaulties ≠ casualties, but more importantly
casualties ≠ deaths 

Twofer fail.
 
2012-08-20 02:11:46 PM  

vpb: The fact that it was a hate group being targeted probably has something to do with it. I don't think a shooting at a KKK rally by a black guy would get the same attention as Aurora either.


My sarcasm meter is in the shop, but I think that all the major news outlets would run with that one if it actually happened.
 
2012-08-20 02:14:15 PM  
Townhall has been taking lessons from Harrison Ford:
Give me back my Family Research Council!
 
2012-08-20 02:14:31 PM  
The greater the body count, the greater amount of air time.

If the Aurora shooter had only one kill, it'd be out of the news already.
 
2012-08-20 02:15:28 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: You gotta love the "both sides must have equal time regardless of merit" mentality.


Makes you wonder why they had such a problem with 'the fairness doctrine'.
 
2012-08-20 02:15:38 PM  
I don't see the problem, it's not the right time to talk about gun violence.
 
2012-08-20 02:15:56 PM  
On Wednesday, homosexual activist Floyd Corkins entered the Washington-based Family Research Council (FRC) armed with a gun and a backpack full of ammunition.

I thought he had two extra mags and a box of ammo? Must have been a pretty small backpack. I can fit that much in your standard fanny pack, with room for the gun, too...

This coming from the type of publication that would absolutely shiat kittens if the shoe was on the other foot, he had attacked someplace like an abortion clinic, and the so called "LSM" had called it a "backpack full of ammunition".

...managed to tackle Corkins and disarm him (of course, this is all impossible as it's illegal in Washington, D.C., to carry a concealed weapon).

What's this? I don't even... What the fark is their point? Is it Obama's fault at this part of the story, or does that come later?

Jesus, and these people act like Gays are a bunch of drama queens... I bet a thousand people have gotten shot in the arm in the last week, are you going to cry because the media didn't cover those, too? Subby nailed it, Aurora and the Sikh Temple had actual deaths, FRC had some jackass that got shot in the arm. Sure, he helped keep this guy from killing anyone, but that is one single bullet compared to dozens of dead just in the last 10 years, thanks to Right Wing Hate.
 
2012-08-20 02:16:56 PM  

RoyBatty: Well it's not "casaulties" but "casualties", and since the guard was shot, I think he qualifies as a casualty.

A casualty in military usage is a person in military service, not necessarily a combatant, who becomes unavailable for duty due to death, injury, illness, capture, etc.; or a civilian casualty.

In civilian usage the word "casualty" is properly used for a person who is killed, wounded or injured by some event, and is usually used to describe multiple deaths and injuries due to violent incidents or disasters. Casualties is sometimes loosely used or (mis)understood to mean fatalities, but non-fatal injuries are also casualties.

FRC, FARC, We've always been at war with our homophones.  Sure, call me homophonophobic.


Still, the point stands. The media doesn't go apeshiat every time one person gets shot, unless that person is someone famous and/or important.

/For future reference, though, I *am* against shooting people. Even hateful bigots that are worth less to humanity than slime mold shiat.
 
2012-08-20 02:17:45 PM  

lacrossestar83: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Wounding is a casualty...

just sayin'...

Came here to ask about this. I could have sworn that casualties include both injuries and deaths


And missing, too. Though I don't know how many missing soldiers there are so far in the Great Chicken Wars.
 
2012-08-20 02:18:44 PM  

GleeUnit: RoyBatty: Sure, call me homophonophobic

Homophonophobia is what is tearing this great nation apart, you dick. Have you no shame?!


Seriously, it is time we all reached across the isle and find some common ground.
 
2012-08-20 02:18:50 PM  
I stopped at "Pro Natural Marriage".

Also one guy getting shot in the arm != 15 people dying in a movie theater on anyone's media-o-meter. But by all means, pretend its the same.
 
2012-08-20 02:20:39 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: You gotta love the "both sides must have equal time regardless of merit I demand reality and facts bend to my twisted and unreal narrative" mentality.


FTFY
 
2012-08-20 02:21:34 PM  
Town Hall grasping at straws? Impossible...
 
2012-08-20 02:22:22 PM  
Let's ask Matt Shepherd for his reaction to the FRC shooting. Matt?

// oh
// sow the wind, reap the whirlwind
// yeah, it's not fair - it's a gorram WHIRLWIND. That's what that expression MEANS.
 
2012-08-20 02:24:16 PM  

Rascal King: I stopped at "Pro Natural Marriage".

Also one guy getting shot in the arm != 15 people dying in a movie theater on anyone's media-o-meter. But by all means, pretend its the same.


this would explain why you are buying subby's headline about the contents of TFA :)
 
2012-08-20 02:24:37 PM  
My mother mentioned this to me on Saturday "I haven't heard one thing about this except in the Wall Street Journal".. I mentioned it was because no one died, didn't make what the guy do right, but no one died...
She then had to add "If someone had walked into some liberal place and shot, but didn't kill the person shot, it would be all over the news"...
I don't think it would have been, no one died...

She went from a wonderful slightly liberal woman to a crazy Rush loving Republican in such a short amount of time, I seriously thought she had a form of dementia.

My dad is a conservative, but only in the "don't tax me bro" sort of way... man doesn't care if gays get married, women get abortions, hippies hug trees, just as long as he doesn't have to pay for it... a fiscally conservative, but social liberal, i would call him...
Mom has just gone off the deep end....
 
2012-08-20 02:25:24 PM  
All of these events are a big deal. They all lead to the logical conclusion that we need some more effective gun control policy in this country.

Happy now?
 
2012-08-20 02:25:48 PM  
The mass shooting in Tuscaloosa a couple days before Aurora never got much attention either. No fatalities, and no discernable political angle on the shooter. So I guess it didn't really happen.
 
2012-08-20 02:28:50 PM  

Mad Scientist: The mass shooting in Tuscaloosa a couple days before Aurora never got much attention either. No fatalities, and no discernable political angle on the shooter. So I guess it didn't really happen.


reality doesn't exist in the political world if it doesn't neatly fit into a square or round hole

why? ratings!
 
2012-08-20 02:37:34 PM  
pardon me if I don't feel too sorry for the guy with a bullet wound in his arm. I'm just waiting for his story on WND and the soon-to-be-published "How I escaped the deranged liberal lunatic and saved the world because the Oral Lord was watching, and deemed my words satisfactory".

In this heartfelt book, our hero explains why Caleb Medley wasn't so fortunate...


Caleb was injured in the Aurora theater. His wife gave birth a few days later. There's a real danger he and his family will be forgotten. You can help....

http://supportcaleb.com/
 
2012-08-20 02:49:03 PM  

GleeUnit: RoyBatty: Sure, call me homophonophobic

Homophonophobia is what is tearing this great nation apart, you needle dick. Have you no shame?!



Works much better that way. Less scratchy?
 
2012-08-20 02:59:13 PM  
Yes, the shooting at the FRC was completely ignored. Which is why everyone knows what you're talking about when you mention it. Because it was ignored.
 
2012-08-20 03:00:37 PM  

sararenne: My mother mentioned this to me on Saturday "I haven't heard one thing about this except in the Wall Street Journal".. I mentioned it was because no one died, didn't make what the guy do right, but no one died...
She then had to add "If someone had walked into some liberal place and shot, but didn't kill the person shot, it would be all over the news"...
I don't think it would have been, no one died...

She went from a wonderful slightly liberal woman to a crazy Rush loving Republican in such a short amount of time, I seriously thought she had a form of dementia.

My dad is a conservative, but only in the "don't tax me bro" sort of way... man doesn't care if gays get married, women get abortions, hippies hug trees, just as long as he doesn't have to pay for it... a fiscally conservative, but social liberal, i would call him...
Mom has just gone off the deep end....


Are you my sister?

Seriously, exact same situation here.

Mom; used to be member of Green Peace in the 70s. Actually protested a Nuclear Power Plant here in town in the early 80s. Now? Completely "Open skull: Insert unfiltered Fox News/Rush Limbaugh/Glen Beck"

Dad; Viet Nam Vet, Goldwater Republican, always was, still is, calls Dubya "the farking chimp that set this country back 20 years." Has never forgiven the GOP for what they did to belittle McCain and Kerry's military service.
 
2012-08-20 03:16:19 PM  
I must point out that the author of this POS, Matt Barber, is a hopelessly bigoted, fully indoctrinated, amoral shyster with degrees from Liberty University (founded by Jerry Falwell) and Regent University (founded by Pat Robertson). You would be hard pressed to find a more vile specimen.
 
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