Friday, June 23, 2017

FBI Bias Showing

Mollie Hemingway is a senior editor at The Federalist and a frequent panelist on Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier. Today she writes about the biased-as-hell, ridiculous press briefing the FBI gave about their "investigation" of the Steve Scalise shooting.

You need to read what she wrote, and - scary thought - wonder if we can trust anything the FBI says or does. The shooter's anti-Republican motives are clear on their face, whereas:
The takeaway of the briefing was characterized well by the Associated Press headline about it: “FBI: Gunman who shot congressman had no target in mind.” The Associated Press reported the FBI:
  • believes the gunman “had no concrete plan to inflict violence” against Republicans, 
  • “had not yet clarified who, if anyone, he planned to target, or why,” 
  • believes he may have just “happened upon” the baseball game the morning of June 14, and that the attack appeared “spontaneous,” 
  • are unclear on the “context” of Hodgkinson’s note with six names of members of Congress, 
  • does not believe that photographs of the baseball field or other sites “represented surveillance of intended targets,” and 
  • “painted a picture of a down-on-his-luck man with few future prospects.”
Does that FBI-painted picture have any meaningful relation to your understanding of the Scalise shooting? It sounds to me like something written by a Bernie Sanders staffer desperate to absolve his boss of guilt by association.