Predictably, liberal leaders and their media wasted not a moment before rushing to assume motive for Friday’s shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic.
President Obama, of course, was quick to blame guns, while Colorado governor Hickenlooper suggested talk radio and blogs were at fault. Attorney General Loretta Lynch suggested the attack was, in part, “a crime against women receiving healthcare services at Planned Parenthood” — while Vicki Cowart, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains, said t was motivated by opposition to abortion. “This is an appalling act of violence targeting access to health care and terrorizing skilled and dedicated health care professionals,” she said.
We reported earlier about the four words the suspect uttered after the shooting upon which the media has now seized. Do a quick Google search for “planned parenthood shooting motive” and you’ll get a quick glimpse of the predictable narrative the media is propagating about the suspect’s assumed motive.
Of course, there seems to be less coverage of the shooter’s long criminal history and the fact that the victims he shot were not actually employees or patients of Planned Parenthood.
Curiously, while so many seem to already know the shooter’s motive, there’s one group who is declining to say what it might be. Yep, this afternoon Colorado Springs police announced they will not disclose Robert Lewis Dear’s motive for Friday’s attacks .Via U.S. News & World Report:
2 p.m.Colorado Springs police say they will not disclose why a gunman opened fire at a Planned Parenthood clinic, killing three people.
Police say in a statement Sunday that they are sealing the warrants related to the case against 57-year-old Robert Lewis Dear. They say they are not providing information on the weapon used in Friday’s shooting, a timeline of events or a motive of the suspect.
So while the public is eager to understand what might be behind this horrific act that left three people dead and nine injured, we’ll have to wait. And in the meantime, the left will continue to fill in the gaps — conveniently to further its own narrative.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]