If you like mysteries, here’s one for you.
James Hodgkinson, the GOP Congressional shooter, was a big fan of Rachel Maddow. As we’ve noted in an earlier post, Maddow was one of a dozen or more celebrity pundits who helped radicalize the shooter.
Of course, now everyone is saying that they are against violence, when all they’ve been doing is feeding the leftist nut jobs around the USA the lie that Trump stole the election and that he’s the new Hitler.
To repeat a line that became famous during the Watergate affair, modified to fit: “What did Rachel Maddow know and when did she know it?
Wednesday on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow reacted to news that James Hodgkinson, the now-deceased alleged shooter in an incident that has resulted in five people hospitalized, including House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), was a fan of her program.
Maddow referenced a Hodgkinson letter to the editor that appeared in the July 29, 2012 edition of the Belleview (IL) News-Democrat, but denied having received correspondence Hodgkinson.
“[H]e once submitted a letter to the editor that cited statistics about political donations that he says he heard on this TV show because he said he watched this TV show,” she said. “I should tell you we went through our correspondence today as soon as we got his name, as soon as we got that detail about him. We didn’t find evidence he ever sent anything to this show or tried to contact us at all.”
During the re-air of her program at 12 a.m. ET, the segment did not air. Instead, the opening segment was a replay of a May 26 segment about allegations of President Donald Trump and his associates having ties with the Russian government.
The mystery is why the denial did not air when the show repeated later in the evening. Could it be that in fact there was contact between Maddow or her show and the shooter?
There needs to be a special prosecutor appointed to investigate the links between the mainstream media and Hodgkinson. There’s more smoke here than the is for the ridiculous Trump allegations about ties to Russia.
A special prosecutor should be given the resources to investigate all of Maddow’s shows for the last two years. Ditto the shows featuring Stephen Colbert, John Stewart, and others. The question at hand is whether these pundits dished out fake news that incited the shooter to go on his rampage.
What does the consumption of the type of anti-Trump material pedaled by the likes of Maddow over extended periods of time do to the already warped mind of a leftist?
Journalists who produce fake news, actors who produce fake Shakespeare featuring Trump’s assassination, and comedians who hold up bloody heads should all be investigated and held accountable.
It wouldn’t surprise me in the least that people on Maddow’s show had contact with the shooter, encouraging him in his radical thinking.
Let’s get to the truth for a change.