The most prominent news piece of the week has surely been the vicious slaying of 5 Americans at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland.
This is a fairly obvious statement, undoubtedly, but the crime items demands the attention. It was a bizarre affair through and though. Not only was the shooter completely unwilling to comply with police, but his choice to mutilate his fingertips created an instant interest in the actions of the 30-something shooter.
Of course, the left also brought a fair amount of exposure to the crime as well, but incorrectly. Within moments of the incident breaking into the headlines, liberals were calling for President Trump’s head due to his ongoing feud with the media. They were wholly convinced that the event was in response to the Commander in Chief’s sentiments, and their dimwitted Twitter posts attempted to make the idea mainstream.
The only problem, obviously, is that nothing about the shooting had anything to do with Donald Trump or the political realities we face in America today.
The suspect in the deadly shooting at a Maryland newspaper building has been identified as 38-year-old Jarrod Ramos of Laurel, Maryland, law enforcement sources tell CBS News.
A Twitter account matching Ramos’ name with a location of Laurel, Maryland, includes years of tweets railing against Capital Gazette and includes details of a yearslong legal dispute with the company.
According to an unreported 2015 opinion filed in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, Ramos pleaded guilty to criminal harassment in July 2011. Five days later, an article about the case appeared in The Capital, one of Capital Gazette’s publications. The story detailed accusations by a woman who said Ramos harassed her online and off for months, calling her employer and trying to get her fired. The woman eventually went to the police and Ramos pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of harassment in 2011.
The Twitter account that matches Ramos’ name began tweeting about Capital Gazette several months after the conviction.
In July 2012, Ramos filed suit against Capital Gazette for defamation, according to the 2015 court filing. The complaint was just four paragraphs long, but Ramos filed a longer 22-page claim several months later.
In 2012, a judge dismissed the lawsuit on the basis that “there is absolutely not one piece of evidence, or an assertion by you that the statement [in the article] was false.”
No mention of POTUS, politics, or pundits have been made in the land of actuality…someplace that we don’t fully expect the liberal left to visit anytime soon.
This disturbing willingness of the left to warp the news to fit their narrative, even as some were fighting for their lives after suffering ghastly and gruesome wounds was not only inexcusable, but also powerfully telling in the era of “fake news”.
So, in short, we’re sorry David Hogg – you don’t get to dance on the graves of the dead this time around.