August 10, 2016 10:25 pm -

The right wing has gone crazy because a person who is related to a person who committed a heinous act went to a Clinton rally. And they try to make it seem the same as Donald Trump saying that “Second Amendment people” could take care of Hillary Clinton.

See how Trump joking about the assassination of Hillary Clinton is pretty much the same thing as a guy showing up to a rally that no one could possibly have prevented him from showing up at? Both sides!!


Not only is there almost no reason at all to report on Mateen’s attendance at Hillary’s rally beyond the merits of his own publicity-seeking, there is exactly zero reason to include it in a segment about Trump’s remark, unless you’re either trying to draw a false equivalence between the two, or are actively trying to become a living CNN Decoder Ring, because that’s also why CNN covered it, and why they bring up Hillary’s weak polling internals every time Trump craps the bed.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.