Pelosi Attack Exposes Selective Media Outrage
By Dave Mishur
Be prepared for an onslaught of media hyperbole over the recent attack on Paul Pelosi in the comfort of his home in a ritzy area of San Francisco. After ignoring numerous incidents of violence against conservatives and attacks of vandalism at pregnancy centers and churches nationwide in the aftermath of the Dobbs decision, your loyal and honest media practitioners will suddenly rise up in righteous anger now that one of their own liberal icons has been touched by the type of "mostly peaceful" criminal behavior that they have aided and abetted since the unfortunate passing of George Floyd a few years ago.
Bombings and destruction at pro-life facilities began even before the Supreme Court handed down its verdict overturning the murderous Roe doctrine. Abortion hotheads immediately went wild as the draft of a verdict was leaked by a still-unnamed insider at the court. Here was real news and the press jumped on it because of the controversy it would surely create.
Threats and intimidation at the homes of conservative members of the Court immediately followed. Despite the fact that such demonstrations are illegal little was done to discourage them or punish any of the evildoers. Citing the Old Testament prophet Hosea, Senator Schumer of New York stoked the whole riotous reaction with his warning outside the Court chambers that by overturning Roe they would be sowing the wind and they would "reap the whirlwind!" as a result.
No one in the media hyperventilated when Rep. Steve Scalise was shot while practicing for a nice friendly baseball game among our nation's lawgivers; and little was said about the physical attack against New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin, or the assassination attempt on Justice Kavanaugh. Pelosi's own daughter cheered when Rand Paul was attacked by his neighbor. Maxine Waters urged followers to "get in their faces" when conservatives dared to appear in restaurants and other public places.
Numerous conservative commentators have been driven in fear of their lives from some of our finest institutions of higher learning. From Harvard, Princeton, Penn and others on the East Coast to Berkeley, Stanford and the rest out West, commentators Hirsi Ali, Dennis Praeger, David Horowitz and dozens of others have either been whisked away for their own safety or forced to give their remarks remotely or had their gigs shut down before they even arrived on campus.
There has been entirely too much violence of late and too much talk of threatened violence. Nancy Pelosi herself, the epitome of civility, recently promised to punch President Trump in the nose next time she came across him. If sure Donald is quivering in fear as he addresses standing room only crowds wherever he appears in this country for fear that Nancy is lurking nearby ready to deliver her knockout punch. Naughty Nancy! You shouldn't talk that way.
It is a horrible commentary on our society that someone minding his own business in his own house should be brutally attacked; and I for one am glad that Paul Pelosi is expected to fully recover from his injuries. But it is also a sad commentary that anyone anywhere should be brutally attacked for no reason in their own home, in a park, or walking the streets of any of our cities. It is sad that anyone should be shoved off a subway platform and into the part of an oncoming train. But these things happen in our society every day and the media largely ignore them lest they reveal the fact that we bask in a world of violence.
Our Department of Justice has created a taskforce to protect abortionaries from innocent pro-life advocates who obviously threaten their very existence by praying in their vicinity. Several have been arrested with full police panoply and vigor, yet no one has been dragged into the halls of justice for bombing, desecrating or vandalizing a pro-life center. Indeed, even several churches, the houses of God, have been vandalized. These desecrations also have been consciously ignored both by law enforcement and by spineless media charlatans.
But now the celebrity husband of the third most powerful person in our country has been physically assaulted and seriously injured. This is big news! Media pundits and reporters of all stripes will howl in rage at the very thought that something so horrendous could occur in our civilized society! It's as if they had been attacked themselves.
They need to open their eyes. This has been going on for a long time. Paul's peril will bring it to the front pages; but his catastrophe is no worse than the grandma who was beaten for no reason on the streets of New York or the man shoved onto the subway tracks or the dozens of people who are beaten, mugged, carjacked, robbed and left for dead everyday on streets throughout this nation.
Words have meaning. Politicians everywhere promise to "fight" for their constituents. Perhaps they should use another word.