Karen Tumutly, a political correspondent for The Washington Post, evidences in her June 12, 2016 article, “The new norm: When tragedy hits, Americans stand divided” why the media cannot be trusted for honest, objective reporting, even in the midst of tragedy!
Evidencing a bias against the facts, Tumultly writes in the first sentence, “Three of the most contentious questions in American culture and politics — gay rights, gun control and terrorism — collided in a horrific way in an Orlando nightclub early Sunday.”
Tumulty goes on to expose a naiveté that should either have her banned from the newsroom or an act of deceit that should have subscribers to The Washington Post canceling their subscriptions! Tumultly writes, “It is not entirely clear what inspired Omar Mateen to commit the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, or what might have been done to stop it.”
Dear Ms. Tumutly, the violent tragedy in Orlando was not a clash over gay rights, gun control and no-name terrorism! The catalyst and incendiary rhetoric of militant Islam inspired the slaughter of innocent lives. Hiding the cause of the Orlando tragedy behind paper dragons like “gay rights, gun control and terrorism” is cowardly and dishonest. Like the President, your refusal to identify Islamic inspired acts of terrorism only adds to the tragedy.
Copyright 2016 – Travis D. Smith
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