Wednesday morning, TheBlaze reported that a a security guard was shot and wounded at the conservative Family Research Council headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C.
It was reported that the gunman walked into the building’s lobby around 10:45AM and was confronted by the security guard asking him where he was going. D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier told the Washington Post that the gunman then pulled out a firearm and opened fire on the guard before being wrestled to the ground, disarmed, and later taken into FBI custody.
The man was later identified as Floyd Corkins, a 28-year-old from Virginia. The shooter reported posed as an intern and was carrying a Chick-fil-A bag during the attack, and, after being disarmed, told the guard, “Don’t shoot me, it was not about you, it was what this place stands for.” Corkins had been volunteering at a LGBT community center.
This morning on radio, Glenn reacted to the shooting and the media coverage (or lack thereof) that it has been given.
Glenn pointed out that this was a “terrorist shooting," making sure to differentiating it from a workplace shooting.
“Let’s be very clear, an LGBT supporter and volunteer goes in and shoots someone because of their viewpoint,” Glenn said.
Glenn explained that, of course, the responsibility of an act like this falls on the shooter, but those that are excusing it also hold a responsibility to tell the truth and expose these acts of violence and why they occur.
“The media, our government, no one is paying attention to these things and it will only compound,” he said transitioning to how the Justice Department is dropping the case against the New Black Panthers despite the increasing number of threats they’re making.
It’s not simply that the media ignores things like this shooting or the racist, violent threats that come from the New Black Panthers, while magnifying groups like the KKK, trying to pin violent acts on the Tea Party that they are completely unassociated with, and their continued attempts to paint the right in a violent, racist light. It’s that they’re ignoring these threats, or worse, mocking those who expose them – it’s dangerous.
“We told you for the last few months about the Black Panthers, you can dismiss the Black Panthers all you want. I hope we can all laugh at them, but I don't hear the same attitude on the KKK. I don't think the KKK is funny. I don't think they're just a silly group of people. I think the KKK is a dangerous group of haters. I think the KKK should be watched. I want to know who the members of the KKK are, if they live around me, and I don't want them hiding in the darkness. I want to know who they are because I think they're dangerous,” Glenn said.
Glenn shared an article from the Business Insider, written by Jeffrey Ingersoll. The article basically mocked, Glenn, Breitbart.com, and other conservative organizations for reporting the threats from the New Black Panthers.
“The Black Panthers, a militant black power group from the 1960's, are regrouping and they claim they want to murder as many Caucasian Americans as possible, according to a video on Breitbart.”
“Yeah, a video on Breitbart with their voices on it and them saying it,” Stu sniped backed. “It’s not someone accusing them.”
Here is the latest audio from the NBPs that the BI article is referring to:
Glenn went on to read more of what Ingersoll wrote about their coverage of the NBPs and this viscous audio:
“A handful of popular political pundits, like Michelle Malkin, the Breitbart.com gang, and Glenn Beck's crew at The Blaze, are attempting to stoke the flames of fear over the enthusiastic YouTube musings of a few individuals who've forgotten it's no longer the '60s. The pundits also took a turn toward race as they quickly, and predictably, accused Obama of 'looking the other way.'
These are the same people who fiercely advocate for bombing Muslim countries willy nilly and say "10 percent of Muslims are terrorists," but then get mad when a guy with a few screws loose is a bit more hawkish than them”."
Stu quickly pointed out that, “They say 10% of Muslims are terrorists. No. Actually polling shows that. We actually have all the backup documented on the website. Polling from actually left leaning organizations and opinion makers show that between – I think it's 4 and 57% of Muslim countries, depending on which one you're talking about, is – supports the actions of Osama Bin Laden.”
Glenn continued reading the piece:
“The host of Right-Wing blogs exploded recently following the epic rants by New Black Party elements calling for a militarization of their little club. Granted, his language was colorful”.”
Now, after reading that piece poking at prominent conservative figures for their coverage of the New Black Panthers, it would be hard to believe that the Southern Poverty Law Center designated them a ‘right wing hate group.’
Keeping in mind that the mainstream media will spend weeks obsessing over motives of terrorists and criminals, Glenn points out that it’s the job of the media to pay attention to these things, not mock them. Glenn shed light on the words and warnings of Osama bin Laden in 1999. He explained that, “You do that so you warn people, so they pay attention, but nobody paid attention then. Nobody's paying attention now and the press is doing worse than not paying attention.”
The same people that mock conservatives for trying to expose threats against Americans are accusing conservatives and the Tea Party of being terrorists, claiming their anti-big government rants will lead to terrorism.
“Here you have a group of people saying, “Let's go kill babies”. Here you have a group of people that say “let's go drag people out in the streets and beat them to death,” and we have no problem with that?” Glenn questioned.
What makes the words of the New Black Panther’s laughable and those of someone else more dangerous? Especially after such a violent past couple of weeks where there has been a shooting in a movie theater and another in a Temple. It only takes one crazy person, and here we have a group of people discussing brutal violence out in the open.
“We live in a crazy world and the people who are currently in their ivory towers will be out in the parking lot one day kicking rocks, asking themselves what the hell happened. They're putting themselves out of business,” Glenn said. “They're putting themselves into disrepute. They're destroying themselves.”