If this isn’t enough to convince you that the national press has an agenda, nothing will.
Shortly before 8 p.m. Monday, police responded to the 300 block of Box Elder Drive for a dispute between Carter and Jennings about cursing and video recording in the back yard. Police said they were able to resolve that dispute.
Then at approximately 1 a.m. Tuesday, police say the neighbors got into another dispute. Carter told police that Jennings shined a light into his eyes while he was outside. Carter then allegedly pulled a car onto his lawn, shining the high beams of the car on Jennings’ property.
Carter then allegedly retrieved a .380 semi-automatic handgun from his house and confronted the victim again outside.
Officials say Carter shot Jennings once in the head, knocking him to the ground. Carter then allegedly stood over Jennings’ body and shot him once more in the head.
Near the bottom of the report comes this nugget about possible motives:
Police say Carter had disputes with a number of other neighbors, and even pulled a gun on Jennings during a past altercation.
Neighbors say Carter was a quarrelsome, argumentative man. Court records claim Carter had a history of disputes with multiple neighbors. His front yard was crowded with cars and hand lettered anti-Trump signs.
But the disputes along the block were not political, but personal. Neighbors say they were fueled apparently by some unknown anger inside Carter’s head.
Now, it’s entirely possible that there was no political component to this case. But it’s more than a little glaring that the press is treating the politics of the killer and victim as a footnote, when we all know that if the roles were reversed this would be blared on front pages and primetime slots every night for weeks to come.
If a Democrat is a victim of any kind of violence, it’s turned into an example of the Right’s violent nature and the culture of hate the supposedly fed by the highest levels of the Republican Party and conservative movement — regardless of whether the perpetrator was even a Republican or conservative in any way, shape, or form.
For God’s sake, Sarah Palin is currently taking The New York Times to court because it’s so obsessed with linking conservatives to violence that it resurrected an infamous smear against her six years after the fact.
But this murderous liberal? A local crime story, nothing more. No partisan implications worth looking into in the slightest.
And the press wonders why the public so deeply mistrusts them.
H/T: Truth Revolt