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    Gunman wounds 4 officers in Detroit police station

    Gunman wounds 4 officers in Detroit police station | Reuters

    A gunman opened fire inside a Detroit police station on Sunday, wounding four police officers, including a commander, before the attacker was shot and killed, Police Chief Ralph Godbee said.
    Those evil right wing pundits stirring up all this hate must have turned one of their own to walking into a police station and opening fire right? Oh wait,

    Police said they have identified the shooter, but would only publicly say that he was a 35-year-old black male.
    I guess it's pretty hard to pin a 35 year old black male as a Beck fan or a Palin supporter or a daily listener of Rush Limbaugh. But what I find interesting in the reporting of this story is that most articles I ran across fail to mention that the shooter is a 35 year-old black male. Further proof that political correctness is running amok. No mention of the shooters age or race in any of these articles from liberal media sources. Even the FOX News story failed to mention this (although it is a posting of the AP story).

    Nation & World | Man walks into Detroit precinct, shoots 4 cops | Seattle Times Newspaper

    4 cops shot in Detroit precinct; gunman killed | detnews.com | The Detroit News (states it was a 38 year old man)

    Man opens fire in Detroit police station, injuring 4 cops - NYPOST.com

    Gunman wounds four police officers in US | TwoCircles.net

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/24/us...html?src=twrhp

    Four officers wounded in shooting at Detroit police precinct - WAVE 3 News - Louisville, Kentucky

    The Associated Press: Police: 4 Detroit police officers shot at precinct

    Gunman shot after US police station rampage - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Shotgun-toting man shoots 4 cops in assault on Detroit precinct

    4 Detroit Police Officers Shot; Gunman Dead - Detroit Local News Story - WDIV Detroit

    Four Detroit police officers shot inside Northwest District precinct headquarters

    4 Detroit Police Officers Shot at Precinct, Cops Say - FoxNews.com

    I'm curious if this had been a 35 (or 38 as has also been reported) year-old white male that had done this if there would be a rush by the media to pin this on conservative pundits? I wonder if there would have been a rush to label the shooter as a right-wing nutcase? I guess we'll never know. Bottom line - political correctness has gone entirely too far. When we have AMBER Alerts that go out and fail to mention the race of the accused individual who took the child, does it really do much good when looking for the abductor? Is the abductor white, black, hispanic, muslim, etc...? It would be nice to know if I can eliminate a possible suspect immediately because his proper description was posted in the alert itself.

    Now before the usual suspects start calling me a racost for pointing out that the shooter was black, it has nothing at all to do with his skin color. It has everything to do with the fact that the news failed to deliver the news. It has everything to do with the news media having a double standard when it comes to reporting the news. The media jumped to invalid conclusions as soon as the shooting happened in Tucson. Had the shooter been white in this case, I would bet that they would have done the same thing here.

    And to cover all the bases here, I'm sure the anti-gun crowd will make a statement about how evil guns are and how they should be banned. The criminals (such as this stupid ****er who decided to go on a shooting rampage in a police station of all places) will get guns whether they are banned or not. Taking away the right of law abiding citizens to protect themselves from the criminals (again, who can get a gun any time they want to) is not a legitimate answer, nor is it Constitutional.
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    Re: Gunman wounds 4 officers in Detroit police station

    You're not making any sense. Why would the media try to blame this on conservative pundits? His targets were cops. It doesn't matter what race the guy is. Since when is shooting at cops a political statement? Since when do conservative pundits put the police force in their metaphorical "crosshairs"?

    Seriously, what? What mental gymnastics led you to those conclusions??
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    Re: Gunman wounds 4 officers in Detroit police station

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    Why would the media try to blame this on conservative pundits? His targets were cops.
    For the same reason they tried to blame the Tucson shooting on conservative pundits. His target was a Government representative, but it wasn't a "political Statement". It was a bat **** crazy individual who hated the world.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    It doesn't matter what race the guy is.
    My point exactly! Why leave that bit of information out of the news story?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    Since when is shooting at cops a political statement?
    Did I say it was? The Tucson shooting wasn't a political statement, it was the act of a deranged individual who targeted a Government representative that he had a "run in" with a few years ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    Since when do conservative pundits put the police force in their metaphorical "crosshairs"?
    They don't, but we hear this a lot from the left. Sounds just as ridiculous in this instance to blame this on liberal pundits or entertainers as it was to blame the Tucson shooting on conservative pundits who had nothing to do with it and had zero influence on the shooter in that case. Why is the liberal media not going after gangster rap for "their role" in promoting this type of behavior? Why is the liberal media not going after all that "vitriolic rhetoric" coming from the left? Oh that's right, it's a double standard and pretty much the point of the OP.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    Seriously, what? What mental gymnastics led you to those conclusions??
    If seeing the hypocrisy and the political correctness that has ruined our media is "mental gymnastics" then what degrading term should I use for those who can't see this?
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    Re: Gunman wounds 4 officers in Detroit police station

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh_Akston View Post
    For the same reason they tried to blame the Tucson shooting on conservative pundits. His target was a Government representative, but it wasn't a "political Statement". It was a bat **** crazy individual who hated the world.
    But conservative pundits generally have very good things to say about cops. Why would anyone try to blame shooting at cops on them? This is what I don't get. The Tucson shooter is mentally ill and the media did jump to very stupid conclusions, but at least they had an explanation for those conclusions. My question to you is what explanation could they possibly come up with this time in order to blame the pundits for this?


    My point exactly! Why leave that bit of information out of the news story?
    Because it doesn't matter. His race is not relevant.


    Why is the liberal media not going after gangster rap for "their role" in promoting this type of behavior?
    Maybe they will. Wouldn't be the first time.

    Why is the liberal media not going after all that "vitriolic rhetoric" coming from the left? Oh that's right, it's a double standard and pretty much the point of the OP.
    Are cops the target of vitriol from the left?


    If seeing the hypocrisy and the political correctness that has ruined our media is "mental gymnastics" then what degrading term should I use for those who can't see this?
    I see the PC that has ruined pretty much everything, not just the media. I was just wondering what this news story has to do with blaming conservative pundits. Maybe your OP didn't come across in the way that you intended.

    Let them blame rap, video games or anarchists. I don't really care. At least it would make some sense. But conservative pundits? Not so much.
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    Re: Gunman wounds 4 officers in Detroit police station

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    Let them blame rap, video games or anarchists. I don't really care. At least it would make some sense. But conservative pundits? Not so much.
    Because conservatives are getting more and more paranoid. They have twisted what happened in Tuscon into a fake crusade by the "left and main stream media" against them when the fact is that most media outlets never accused "conservatives" but the overall political discourse in the US, with focus on the right because the person attacked was a "leftie" and the person doing the attacking had "righty" opinions.

    Yes the idiot doing the shooting was mentally unstable, but that dont change the fact that the political rhetoric in the US is horrible and has lead to this and other similar attacks and threats.

    The Conservatives are just trying to deny the reality of the situation and are playing "the victim" card whenever possible to deflect away from the facts and trying to make this partisan political when it in fact was not partisan but covers both sides. It is a typical right wing tactic of blaming the real victims and ignoring the crap in the own backyard.. they did it for the last decade after all.
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    Re: Gunman wounds 4 officers in Detroit police station

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh_Akston View Post
    Gunman wounds 4 officers in Detroit police station | Reuters



    Those evil right wing pundits stirring up all this hate must have turned one of their own to walking into a police station and opening fire right? Oh wait,



    I guess it's pretty hard to pin a 35 year old black male as a Beck fan or a Palin supporter or a daily listener of Rush Limbaugh. But what I find interesting in the reporting of this story is that most articles I ran across fail to mention that the shooter is a 35 year-old black male. Further proof that political correctness is running amok. No mention of the shooters age or race in any of these articles from liberal media sources. Even the FOX News story failed to mention this (although it is a posting of the AP story).

    Nation & World | Man walks into Detroit precinct, shoots 4 cops | Seattle Times Newspaper

    4 cops shot in Detroit precinct; gunman killed | detnews.com | The Detroit News (states it was a 38 year old man)

    Man opens fire in Detroit police station, injuring 4 cops - NYPOST.com

    Gunman wounds four police officers in US | TwoCircles.net

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/24/us...html?src=twrhp

    Four officers wounded in shooting at Detroit police precinct - WAVE 3 News - Louisville, Kentucky

    The Associated Press: Police: 4 Detroit police officers shot at precinct

    Gunman shot after US police station rampage - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Shotgun-toting man shoots 4 cops in assault on Detroit precinct

    4 Detroit Police Officers Shot; Gunman Dead - Detroit Local News Story - WDIV Detroit

    Four Detroit police officers shot inside Northwest District precinct headquarters

    4 Detroit Police Officers Shot at Precinct, Cops Say - FoxNews.com

    I'm curious if this had been a 35 (or 38 as has also been reported) year-old white male that had done this if there would be a rush by the media to pin this on conservative pundits? I wonder if there would have been a rush to label the shooter as a right-wing nutcase? I guess we'll never know. Bottom line - political correctness has gone entirely too far. When we have AMBER Alerts that go out and fail to mention the race of the accused individual who took the child, does it really do much good when looking for the abductor? Is the abductor white, black, hispanic, muslim, etc...? It would be nice to know if I can eliminate a possible suspect immediately because his proper description was posted in the alert itself.

    Now before the usual suspects start calling me a racost for pointing out that the shooter was black, it has nothing at all to do with his skin color. It has everything to do with the fact that the news failed to deliver the news. It has everything to do with the news media having a double standard when it comes to reporting the news. The media jumped to invalid conclusions as soon as the shooting happened in Tucson. Had the shooter been white in this case, I would bet that they would have done the same thing here.

    And to cover all the bases here, I'm sure the anti-gun crowd will make a statement about how evil guns are and how they should be banned. The criminals (such as this stupid ****er who decided to go on a shooting rampage in a police station of all places) will get guns whether they are banned or not. Taking away the right of law abiding citizens to protect themselves from the criminals (again, who can get a gun any time they want to) is not a legitimate answer, nor is it Constitutional.
    Um, it's Detroit, and what you have posted is really, really mild, compared to that city's past history. In 1967, a 40 block area on the west side was completely burned to the ground, and other pockets of the city were also set on fire, as more than 100 died, thousands were wounded, and more than 5,000 were arrested. Detroit is that kind of place. LOL.

    In the world, there are many pockets of violence. There is Beirut, there is Palestine, there is Iraq, there is Afghanistan, and there is Detroit.
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    Re: Gunman wounds 4 officers in Detroit police station

    Yes the idiot doing the shooting was mentally unstable, but that dont change the fact that the political rhetoric in the US is horrible and has lead to this and other similar attacks and threats.

    Wait ... wait ... didn't obama call an entire police dept. stupid for arresting a black professor ?? This could have been a result of that, no it must have been a result of that .. because we all know that something has to of caused it. Obama calling them stupid must have been what caused this person to take action, yeppers the more I think about it .. all that mean nasty talk against them police officers picking on that poor black man .. would lead to something like this. yep it's Obama's fault ..

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    Re: Gunman wounds 4 officers in Detroit police station

    That gunman is pretty retarded for trying to shoot some people in the one place where everybody knows the people inside are armed. What next are gunman going to attack a Gun Owners of America convention or maybe a local militia or perhaps start shooting people at a gun range. At least no one except the gunman is dead,now they do have to waste money on a trial.
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    Re: Gunman wounds 4 officers in Detroit police station

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Um, it's Detroit, and what you have posted is really, really mild, compared to that city's past history. In 1967, a 40 block area on the west side was completely burned to the ground, and other pockets of the city were also set on fire, as more than 100 died, thousands were wounded, and more than 5,000 were arrested. Detroit is that kind of place. LOL.

    In the world, there are many pockets of violence. There is Beirut, there is Palestine, there is Iraq, there is Afghanistan, and there is Detroit.
    There is that, of course. Detroit is one truly effed up place.
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