Many of the same left-wing media outlets that rushed to blame the attempted bombings this week of various Democrat political figures on President Donald Trump have been suspiciously quiet about an alleged attempt to poison the president.
Earlier this month Pentagon mail screeners discovered threatening letters addressed to President Donald Trump, Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson with at least one, addressed to Trump, containing the deadly toxin ricin.
— US Attorney Utah (@DUTnews) October 18, 2018
Federal authorities arrested Utah man William Clyde Allen III, a Navy veteran, on Oct. 3 and formally indicted him weeks later on Oct. 18 for having “knowingly threatened to use a biological agent and toxin, specifically ricin, as a weapon.”
According to the DOJ:
The indictment alleges the defendant sent a letter to the President of the United States with the language “Jack and the Missile Bean Stock Powder” and containing castor bean material.
Five counts of the indictment charge Allen with mailing threatening communications to an officer or an employee of the United States, including Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis; Admiral John M. Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations; FBI Director Christopher A. Wray; CIA Director Gina Haspel; and Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson.
Ricin naturally exists in, and may be extracted from, the seeds of the castor bean. The extraction of ricin from these seeds does not require technical expertise. Small doses of ricin are lethal to human beings if ingested, inhaled, or injected.
As of Oct. 25, coverage by the mainstream media of Allen’s actions remained either limited or outright nonexistent. Conspicuously absent were any lengthy op-eds condemning Democrats for having provoked him with their pro-harassment, pro-mob rhetoric against the Trump administration.
Some would argue that this is only fair, since the actions of one deranged man should not be used to impugn an entire group of people. But others have noted that it’s highly hypocritical given how differently the media have acted this week.
In response to the attempted bombings of left-wing billionaire George Soros, former President Barack Hussein Obama, former Attorney General Eric Holder, former CIA Director John O. Brennan, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Rep. Maxine Waters, the media have predictably blamed Trump.
“[T]he rhetoric that comes out of that White House is not helpful at all. There’s collateral damage, and it has got to stop. And it’s getting worse. And I blame the rhetoric out of that building, out of the White House. It comes from the top, the president of the United States,” CNN White House correspondent April Ryan bluntly opined Wednesday evening.
She based her assertion on the unproven, conspiratorial theory that the attempted bombings had been perpetrated by a conservative supporter of the president. No evidence exists to prove this, yet numerous other media figures have echoed this exact sentiment.
According to social media users, the hypocrisy is astounding:
Where were these jerks when the ricin was mailed to Trump, his family, Mattis, the CIA chief etc. Every day the left re-defines hypocrisy
— David Snetsinger (@Snets99) October 25, 2018
No one said anything when ricin was sent. Hypocrisy
— Leather Tuscadero (@YankeesLuvr2) October 25, 2018
— John Rovere (@JohnRovere) October 25, 2018
@3onyourside so while these “bombs” were trumps fault, who do you believe was at fault when ricin was sent to trumps family and many gop people a couple weeks ago? I ask because you didn’t report who was at fault about that? Hypocrisy…viewer lost
— Paul D ????? (@Money_Cheerios) October 25, 2018
Suspicious packages? Death threats? Ricin? Assassination attempts? Assault?
It has happened to Trump. And to his son and daughter-in-law. To Scalise. To Rand Paul.
Where have you been? Watching cnn?
Yeah, your hypocrisy jumped out.
— tmcs (@tmcs10) October 25, 2018
And all you offended keyboard warriors did WHAT when an attempt to send Ricin to the WH and Pentagon happened…? Oh, yeah, rejoiced and moaned it didn’t succeed!
The hypocrisy is astounding!
— Laurence St.Lyon (@thestlyon) October 25, 2018
Two weeks ago, Ricin was sent to the President. Don’t recall any Liberal calling for the Left to tone down it’s rhetoric. But by all means continue on with your fake azz outrage. Shows more of the Left’s hypocrisy. The kinda shit we are voting out. Shout out to @SteveScalise
— Lady Stevie ? #BeBlunt (@StevieRenee3) October 25, 2018
Why is it only a situation when it happens against Dems?? I am SOSOSOSO tired of the hypocrisy! SO TIRED!! What about the ricin attacks within days just a wk & half ago?????????? This is why u guys have lost credibility! Your tune changes as the wind does!
— JustWhattheWHAT (@justwhatthewhat) October 25, 2018
Explain to me how it is GOP hypocrisy when we have absolutely no clue who sent the packages? It’s Democrat hypocrisy cuz you guys didn’t give a shit about the ricin letters or the death threats against sitting senators or the threats against their children over the Kavanaugh vote
— James Evers (@Jevers81) October 25, 2018
This year Trump administration officials and congressional Republicans have faced constant harassment, vandalism, death threats and even attempted murders. Yet not once has the media media blamed these actions on the Democrats or suggested Democrats need to tone down their rhetoric.
If this doesn’t count as an example of hypocrisy, then perhaps the word “hypocrisy” simply has no meaning anymore …