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By Will Ricciardella
Scott Pelley, the now former evening news host at CBS, led a segment on the congressional shooting by questioning if it was “self-inflicted.”
Pelley officially ended his tenure as the CBS evening news anchor Friday, but did not leave before getting one last jab in against Republicans and the president. Pelley asks whether the act was “foreseeable, predictable and to some degree, self-inflicted.”
Pelley’s bolsters his argument using an attack against the left, like when a man entered a pizzeria with an AR-15 and hand gun intent on “investigating a conspiracy theory” about about Democrats harboring sex slaves there, later dubbed “pizzagate.” No one was harmed, and the shooter later indicated that it was not his intent to hurt anyone.
Pelley devoted one short sentence to the GOP shooter’s support for Bernie Sanders before focusing exclusively President Donald Trump’s tweet referring to the media as the “enemy of the people,” and recounting his response to reporters that language inciting violence did not “worry” him.
The establishment media has been caught red handed once again, attempting to politicize a tragedy and flaccidly inferring that a shooter’s targeting of Republican congress members is somehow “self-inflicted” due to their own political rhetoric.
It comes with little surprise that NewsBusters named Scott Pelley as the most anti-Trump news anchor on TV, perhaps why Pelley’s ratings have been so abysmal, leading to his eventual exit as the evening news anchor on CBS.