CNN: “It’s Too Soon” To Say If Attack on Family Research Council was Political

Posted by on Aug 16, 2012 at 8:40 am
Activists on the beach in Cancun.

These clowns waited two hours before even reporting this attack on the Family Research Council Wednesday, so of course they’re in no rush to make any judgment. You can bet your last nickel  if it was some “rightwing gun nut” they’d be tripping over themselves to declare the political implications.

It’s too soon to say whether politics played a role in the shooting of a security guard at a conservative policy organzation [sic] that has been a leading critic of same-sex marriage, according to a law enforcement official.

Floyd Lee Corkins II, 28, is being held on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon in Wednesday’s shooting at the Family Research Council, a Christian group focused on family and anti-abortion issues and religious liberties.

Corkins allegedly walked into the group’s headquarters about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday and opened fire.

A law enforcement official said the gunman made remarks opposing the council’s policies before he fired. Investigators say it is too early to know whether the organization was targeted for its political views, but they made clear that would be part of the investigation.

So the  guy who works for an LGBT center and we know how much the LGBT crowds detests the FRC. The most recent obsession of the angry, gay left has been what? Chick-Fil-a. Corkins was carrying a bag of Chick-Fil-a.

A two-year-old could figure this out, but not “investigators” or the media. Move along, nothing to see here.

Corkins, who lives in Herndon, Virginia, had worked as a volunteer at the DC Center for the LGBT Community. The group provides services and support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, a source working with the center told CNN.

David Mariner, executive director of the DC Center, released a statement Wednesday night saying he was “shocked to hear that someone who has volunteered with the DC Center could be the cause of such a tragic act of violence.

They’re shocked–shocked!–to discover their angry, hate-filled rhetoric has resulted in violence. Knock me over with a feather boa.

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13 Responses to “CNN: “It’s Too Soon” To Say If Attack on Family Research Council was Political”

  1. rizzle on 16/16/12 at 11:21 am

    When are this crazy libs, running around forcing us to accept their views, going to start protesting OPEC oil and fuel… That’s run by a people that put LGBT’s to DEATH? We just won’t accept your views… They kill you.

  2. Danger Will Robinson on 16/16/12 at 11:24 am

    Your opponents will simply point out that he was an insane lunactic/douchebag and regardless of his motives his actions still prove guns should be outlawed.

    There is no win here.

  3. Marshall Cypress on 16/16/12 at 11:25 am

    So if he was wearing a Rush Limbaugh shirt, and attacked a planned parenthood office, that would be politically motivated???

  4. cfa on 16/16/12 at 11:28 am

    Gays are full of hate. Look at what queer Jerry Sandusky did to all those kids. Penn-etration huh, fags?

  5. PinkFreud on 16/16/12 at 11:35 am

    > They’re shocked–shocked!–to discover their angry, hate-filled rhetoric has resulted in violence.

    What angry, hate-filled rhetoric?

    Urging a boycott of a business is not hate. It shows displeasure for that business’ policies, whether it’s over health care, work conditions, or an executive’s stated beliefs and contributions made with funds from that business.

    By contrast, the right has long spouted the aforementioned hate-filled rhetoric – take a close look at the events leading up to George Tiller’s murder for an excellent example. No mere protest nor calls for boycotts led to his death.

    In both cases, a nut picked up a gun and started shooting. In the FRC case, I don’t see any hate speech by the left pushing this loon to pull the trigger. In the George Tiller case, there was plenty of hate speech both before AND after his killing, with people *actually supporting the murder*. That’s not just hate… it’s sick.

    Stating that the LGBT community has used ‘hate speech’ to encourage Corkins to pick up a gun is disingenuous. The kind of ‘angry, hate-filled rhetoric’ you speak of is a tactic used by the religious right.

  6. Lazlo on 16/16/12 at 12:01 pm

    Uh… CNN was quoting law enforcement as saying it’s “too soon to say” but that they’re investigating that angle. It wasn’t a judgment made by CNN.

    So if you’re going to call anyone on the carpet for allegedly being liberal loons, you need to address those charges at law enforcement, not CNN.

    Personally, I doubt the cops are bunch of commies.

  7. Blue Hen on 16/16/12 at 12:41 pm

    So CNN hides behind law enforcement quotes and that’s okay? Then again, they hid behind Saddam Hussein and Bagdad Bob for years until the fall of the regime, and that was okay with many people too.

    Try contrasting this with the bile that we heard following the shootings in Tucson. Law enforcement wasn’t squeamish then about punishing political opponents. To this day, Giffords’ husband and the local sheriff STILL maintain that the Tea Party was the motivation.

  8. Jim on 16/16/12 at 7:08 pm

    “Angry, hate-filled rhetoric”
    Who’s? DC’s? The FRC’s? Yours? Seems that whoever is reporting any of this is so far left or right they can’t see the middle. There’s just too much hate everywhere these days, and the loose screws on both sides are going to bring the whole machine down.

  9. Herpaderp on 16/16/12 at 8:01 pm

    At least now maybe we can get the fight for stricter gun laws on both sides of the aisle. I mean isn’t that what you guys want by pointing out how such a hateful group could possibly come into ownership of such deadly force?

  10. Blue Hen on 17/17/12 at 12:03 am

    Herpaderp on 16/16/12 at 8:01 pm

    At least now maybe we can get the fight for stricter gun laws

    Yeah, because even stricter gun laws will magically make existing guns disappear, prevent leftists from getting guns AND make them respect a law that doesn’t involve free abortions or hemp. Yeah, that’ll work.

  11. KP on 18/18/12 at 1:45 am

    And still you’re using this liberal vs. conservative, democrat vs. republican idiocy. Human beings are human beings. There are bad ones that will make the bad decision to be violent, regardless of beliefs and motivations. Now stop with your bickering on both sides, children, because you’re all becoming insanely irritating. It’s just too bad we can’t get violent against an abstract concept like politics itself.