REP. STEVE SCALISE was the victim of a political shooting and knows how desperately we need to stop the violence and violent rhetoric. Scalise published an op-ed and also released a statement to DCNF regarding the New York Times article with a story about assassinating our president (see below):
“The media needs to take accountability for the role they are playing in promoting dangerous rhetoric and division in this country, particularly against President Trump and his supporters,” Scalise said. The decision by The New York Times to run this piece is irresponsible and offensive, and they should remove it and apologize.”
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON THE ARTICLE FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES:
Why isn’t there outrage about the continued attempts by leftist media and politicians to call for violence against President Trump and his supporters? From the moment Trump was announced as our candidate, conservatives have been forced to deal with the harsh reality of being attacked, both verbally and physically by the Left. From the rally violence to the media bias, we’ve seen it all. What the left doesn’t take into consideration is that we’ve not forgotten what we saw and what we heard from the left.
BAD TIMING…BAD IDEA
Can you believe The New York Times just published a fictional story about the assassination of President Trump? The article was published a day before key Democrats were sent explosive devices in the mail.
The New York Times claims the premise for the article was to ask five novelists like celebrated novelist Scott Turow to “conjure possible outcomes” of Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the last election.
Zoe Sharp’s fictional piece, “ How it Ends,” told the story of a Russian assassin shooting Trump with the help of a Secret Service agent.
The Russian’s gun misfires as he aims at the president’s back, the story says. As he waited for Secret Service to kill him, something unexpected happened.
“The Secret Service agent stood before him, presenting his Glock, butt first. ‘Here,’ the agent said politely. ‘Use mine,’” the story ends.
AS WE CONTINUE TO SEE A LOP-SIDED VIEW OF WHO IS STOKING VIOLENCE AND HATRED, WE KNOW WHO’S AT FAULT: REMEMBER THIS? IT HAS CONTINUED TO THIS DAY…