Thursday, June 4, 2009

More on Long-Tiller Murders

Two days after the fact, Obama finally issued a statement about Pvt. Long's death at the hands of a Muslim extremist. The contrast in timing and tone is dramatic.

For Pvt. Long:
“I am deeply saddened by this senseless act of violence against two brave young soldiers who were doing their part to strengthen our armed forces and keep our country safe. I would like to wish Quinton Ezeagwula a speedy recovery, and to offer my condolences and prayers to William Long’s family as they mourn the loss of their son.”

For Dr. Tiller:
"I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller as he attended church services this morning. However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence."

He was shocked and outraged just hours after Dr. Tiller's death, but it took him two days to admit he was deeply saddened by Pvt. Long's. One act of violence was heinous while the other merely senseless.

The silence of the cartoonists, editorial writers, and journalists about the religious persuasion and motives of Mr. Muhammed continues unabated. Also unabated is the implication of Mr. Roeder's pro-life activities, although his major association appears to be with a militia group. Pundits have placed blame on Bill O'Reilly and outspoken Pro-life leaders for Tiller's death, but blame for Long's death does NOT extend to militant Muslims, Muslim terrorists, or any outspoken opponents of the military.

Michelle Malkin
has posted an article thoroughly fisking the difference in the media treatment of the two murders, just one day apart. Read it to find more details about the disproportionate responses.

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