The alleged gunman in Friday's Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs, Colo., said “no more baby parts” to law enforcement officers after he was taken into custody, NBC News reported Saturday evening.
Sources stressed to NBC News that the alleged gunman, Robert Lewis Dear, said many things to law enforcement and it’s not clear whether the “baby parts” remark played into his motivation.
That's The Hill's version. Robert Dear holds an hours-long gun-slaughtering event and he chooses the only Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs as the location for his violence to take place. Dear is eventually taken in to custody and he tells law enforcement "no more baby parts". And The Hill says "it's not clear" whether anti-abortion sentiments or the "baby parts" malarkey "played into his motivation".
Draw your own conclusions about the ideological perspective of The Hill.
Here's what the AP reported at 1:30 AM this morning....
After his arrest, Dear said "no more baby parts," said a law enforcement official, who could not elaborate and spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation.
Planned Parenthood cited witnesses as saying the gunman was motivated by his opposition to abortion.....
Zigmond Post, who lives near the RV where Dear lived, said he didn't have many interactions with Dear, but he said the suspect once gave him a pamphlet opposing President Barack Obama.
"He didn't talk about them or anything. He just said 'Look them over when you get a chance,' " Post said.
Robert Dear is, yes, an oddball...and apparently a loner. But he is also something else. He is an extremist right winger, who was motivated enough against Barack Obama's presidency that he handed out anti-Obama pamphlets and embraced the ugly, cutesy slogan of the liars and frauds on the forced-pregnancy right...."baby parts."
Anyone who has paid any attention to the GOP Clown debates or pays even the slightest attention to the conservative media ragers knows that the extremists on the conservative right have been having a jolly old time throwing around disingenuous words like "harvesting" and "selling baby parts"...with the occasional "planned Parenthood is profiting from harvesting and selling baby parts" combo-lie...ever since the dishonest and politically-edited sting videos were made public a few months ago by the fraudsters at the Center for Medical Research.
I consume quite a bit of conservative media. From Fox Nation to Redstate, from Limbaugh and Hannity, to the fascists at the National Reviews. This "selling baby parts" phrase is used every single day by writers and talkers at these outlets. The phrase....as ugly as it is meant to sound....is used on the right as a daily hammer to beat on the evil "Democrat" Party.
You see, these conservative media people know that Planned Parenthood is not "selling" fetal tissue, which is illegal. They also know that investigations into Planned Parenthood fetal tissue donations have found no wrongdoing on the part of PP. But these conservative media types don't care about any of that. They saw a political opening for their pathetic GOP to take advantage of....and they made the most of it....even if they had to spread lies and wild-eyed exaggerations to do so.
Today, conservative media in the U.S......those who have spread the "selling baby parts" lie....have blood on their hands. The blood of three dead Colorado citizens, whose lives were taken by a guy with a gun who told police upon capture..."no more baby parts."
Yes, conservative media members have the legal right to lie. They have the right to just make stuff up, word that stuff for maximum shock and ugliness value, and then repeat the shock-lie as often as they can. That's all legal in the U.S. It is also legal in the U.S. to create highly-edited sting videos and portray those videos as something that they are not in the hopes of advancing one's own political ideology.
All legal......but as we see from Colorado Springs....also destructive.
And here's the thing.....the same conservatives who will distance themselves this week from Robert Dear's anti-Obama, "no more baby parts" motivation to kill people....will also continue to blame the words from 'radicalization sermons' by Muslim leaders for motivating young Muslims to kill others by killing themselves.
It's "clear" to U.S. conservatives that Muslim words incite violence. But as The Hill claims, "it's not clear", nor will it ever be "clear", to U.S. conservatives that conservative media words in the U.S. incite violence.
A psychological blind-spot? Or just basic dishonesty? You decide.