EXCLUSIVE: Air Force Col. Buys 24 Billboards To Expose Cops Who Executed His Son


Thirteen years have passed since one man’s son was fatally shot by police officers, and he cannot rest until his family sees the men who shot and killed his son brought to justice. Unsatisfied with the turn-around investigation which, predictably, exonerated all of the officers involved, Michael Bell Sr. has now leased 24 billboards in and around Kenosha, Wisconsin, calling for an investigation into his son’s death to be reopened.

Lt. Col. Michael Bell (USAF, Ret.) lost his son, also named Michael Bell, 13 years ago. After a night of drinking, Bell was reportedly the soberest of his friends and drove his friend’s SUV home early on the morning of Nov. 9, 2004.

Kenosha Police encountered Bell in front of his own home. When approached by officers, he got out of the car. He was told to get back in and when he did not fully comply with officers’ commands, an altercation began, escalating to the point at which one officer shot the young man in the head, killing him instantly.

Bell was unarmed when he was shot and killed in front of his mother, sister, and three neighbors. “I cannot even think of one time in my son’s life where he even fired a bb gun,” Bell Sr. said.

At one point in the conflict, one officer believed the young man had taken his pistol and was going to kill him. After a third officer approached, he was ordered to shoot Bell, and he executed the young man with a carefully placed shot to his temple.

“They placed the gun so tightly to his head that the slide moved and rendered the gun unable to fire, so the removed the gun, and placed it a second time to his head and shot him.”

Following the young man’s homicide, Bell Sr. used his influence and activism to change Wisconsin state law. Before Bell Sr. got involved, all law enforcement agencies were allowed to investigate officer-involved shootings themselves, essentially making it possible to easily clear their colleagues of any criminal wrongdoing, such as shooting an unarmed suspect in the head while he is being restrained by another officer. Following the retired Lieutenant Colonel’s vigilance, a new state law was signed April 23, 2014, by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.

“I am able to talk about his death because I received a million-dollar settlement with the city of Kenosha, and I used all of that money plus a lot of my own to get Wisconsin to change their laws.”

Now, when a suspect is killed in an officer-involved shooting, two independent investigators must be representatives from an outside agency (such as the State Bureau of Investigations, or another unrelated LEA). The LEA which is involved can be a part of the investigation but cannot be the lead investigator in the subsequent investigation. Understandably, Michael Bell Sr. now wants his son’s case to be reopened and investigated by an outside agency.

“And I will tell you right now that’s why I am doing this,” Bell told PTP. He recounted case after case where police officers in Wisconsin were planting evidence at crime scenes and using positions of authority to steer investigations in the direction they wanted them to go. As a result, Bell has been taking out full page advertisements in newspapers like USA Today and others to highlight the police corruption and cover-ups he found in the city of Kenosha.

All of which are the reasons Bell leased the billboards:

“I actually hired a researcher and we looked at the history of law enforcement investigations in the State of Wisconsin. And since 1885, the year that Wisconsin formed their police and fire commissions, we could not find one unjustified ruling by three of those reviewing authorities (which are the police department itself, coroner’s inquest, and Police and Fire Commission). We were only able to find three shootings that were deemed unjustified by a district attorney. One officer committed suicide. The two other officers served prison time.”

Bell stated that in one of the three cases where an officer-involved shooting was deemed unjustified, it was only because a citizen brought forth information that revealed the officer was lying. As a result, Bell believes, “It is not the job of citizens to investigate police crimes but we have to.”

“My son’s investigation was complete within 36 hours…They exonerated themselves…so that’s another indication of the problems that occurred here.”

The retired Air Force veteran believes other states should follow the lead of Wisconsin and make it a state law to require outside agencies to be a part of all officer-involved shooting investigation. He said his billboards were the reason why he was so successful in getting the state law passed. Here is a look at the billboards, which are currently displayed 24-hours a day in Kenosha. For more information or to get involved, go to michaelbell.info.

Officer Eric Strausbaugh committed suicide. He was the officer who claimed Bell had taken his gun. “I think he made an honest mistake,” Bell admitted. Officers Erich Wiedner and Albert Gonzales are still on the force. Lieutenant Krueger has since retired. Krueger, Strausbaugh, and Gonzales received the Meritorious Service Award in May 2005, which prompted Bell to take action, change the law, and now call for the reopening of what he perceives as his son’s unjustifiable homicide. The problem I have is that the police department covered it up and tried to blame it on my son, Bell concluded.

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Jail, Drugs And Video Games: Why Millennial Men Are Disappearing From The Labor Force

Last week, Goldman Sachs pointed out a very disturbing trend in the US labor market: where the participation rate for women in the prime age group of 25-54 have seen a dramatic rebound in the past 2 years, such a move has been completeloy missing when it comes to their peer male workers. As Goldman’s jan Hatzius put in in “A Divided Labor Market”, “some of the workers who gave up and dropped out of the labor force during the recession and its aftermath still have not found their way back in.” In fact, the labor force participation rate of prime-age (25-54 year-old) women has rebounded quite a bit and is now only moderately below pre-crisis levels, but the rate for prime-age men remains well below pre-crisis levels.

While Goldman did not delve too deeply into the reasons behind this dramatic gender gap, BofA’s chief economist Michelle Meyer did just that in a note released on Friday titled “The tale of the lost male.” As we have discussed previously, and as Goldman showed recently, Meyer finds that indeed prime-working age men – particularly young men – have failed to return to the labor force in contrast to women who have reentered. According to Meyer, while this reflects some cyclical dynamics, including skill mismatch and stagnant wages, what is more troubling is that there are several new secular stories at play such as greater drug abuse, incarceration rates and the happiness derived from staying home playing games.

The macro implications, while self-explanatory, are dire: with the labor force participation rate among young men unlikely to rebound, the unemployment rate should fall further and cries of labor shortages will remain loud, even as millions of male Americans enter middle age without a job, with one or more drug addition habits, and with phenomenal Call of Duty reflexes.

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Woman Whose Eye Was Shot Out by Utah Police Officer Loses Excessive Force Lawsuit

A jury has rejected a claim in a lawsuit that a Morgan County sheriff’s officer used excessive force when he shot a woman in the left eye at the end of a 2012 police chase.

After deliberating for about an hour at the conclusion of a five-day trial in Farmington’s 2nd District Court, jurors returned a unanimous verdict on Oct. 27 that found Sgt. Daniel Peay did not violate the constitutional rights of Kristine Biggs Johnson.

“We are pleased with the verdict and appreciated the diligence of the jury and the court,” said attorney Julia Kyte, who with attorney Jeffrey Bramble represented Peay. “Sergeant Peay is an excellent officer and we believe the correct result was reached in this case.”

Johnson’s attorney, Robert Sykes, said Tuesday that he is considering an appeal. He said Peay’s assertion that he fired his gun because he believed a fellow officer — the sergeant’s brother, Deputy Christian Peay — was about to be run over by Johnson was a “made-up story.”

Johnson — who was a Colorado resident at the time of the shooting and now lives in California — was drunk on Nov. 24, 2012, and would not pull over when a Morgan County sheriff’s deputy tried to stop her for having a broken headlight, according to court records. She fled, setting off a 40-mile chase into Davis County and at times driving up to 90 mph on Interstate 84.

The 30-minute chase continued even after Johnson — who drove over spikes set up by officers that ripped off three tires on her pickup truck — ended on a road near South Weber. Blocked in by police vehicles, Johnson made a U-turn and struck two cruisers, according to court records.

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Another hate hoax: Black Air Force Academy cadet wrote racial slurs on his own dorm room


The media hailed Air Force Lt Gen Jay Silveria for condemning “hate” and “racism” in an “impassioned speech” late last year after “Go Home Ni**er” was found scrawled on several black cadets’ dorm rooms.

“Air Force Academy head to racists: ‘Get out,'” CNN’s headline read at the time.


Here’s some highlights from Silveria’s speech as NPR glowingly reported last September:

“That kind of behavior has no place at the prep school, it has no place at USAFA, and it has no place in the United States Air Force,” Silveria said, in a speech that has found an enthusiastic reception after it was recorded and published online. “You should be outraged not only as an airman, but as a human being.”

[…]”Just in case you’re unclear on where I stand on this topic, I’m going to leave you my most important thought today: If you can’t treat someone with dignity and respect, then you need to get out. If you can’t treat someone from another gender, whether that’s a man or a woman, with dignity and respect, then you need to get out. If you demean someone in any way, then you need to get out. And if you can’t treat someone from another race, or different color skin, with dignity and respect, then you need to get out.”

Those in the room listened in silence. To make sure his message was received and taken away, Silveria told cadets and others present to get out their phones and record it. Citing the need for the group to have moral courage and protect their institution’s values, he then repeated his message: “If you can’t treat someone with dignity and respect, then get out.”

It turns out — shockingly — it was all a hoax.

From The Air Force Times:

One of the five black Air Force Academy preparatory school cadet candidates who had racial slurs written on their dormitory message boards has admitted to writing the slurs, the academy said in a Tuesday statement.

The cadet candidate is no longer a student at the prep school, said Lt. Col. Allen Herritage, spokesman for the academy.

Rather than admit they were wrong and apologize for falsely accusing innocent people, Herritage and Silveria said it doesn’t matter either way:

“Racism has no place at the academy, in any shape or form,” Herritage said. “We will continue to create a climate of dignity and respect for all, encourage ideas that do so, and hold those who fail to uphold these standards accountable.”

In an emailed statement, Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, superintendent for the academy, stressed that these actions were unacceptable, no matter who was responsible.

“Regardless of the circumstances under which those words were written, they were written, and that deserved to be addressed,” Silveria said. “You can never over-emphasize the need for a culture of dignity and respect ― and those who don’t understand those concepts aren’t welcome here.”

Here’s some reactions to the news from the comment section in Silveria’s speech on YouTube:




Four similar hate hoaxes were exposed in just the last few weeks.

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Eight Countries Participate in Colossal Air Force Exercises Over Israel

The eleven-day exercises began on Sunday and involved dozens of aircraft flying over a hundred sorties. This was the third Blue Flag exercise. The first in 2013 was attended by Italy, Greece, and the US. Poland joined in for the second in 2015. But the third exercise was the largest yet, adding three new nations to the list: France, Germany, and India, three of the ten largest militaries in the world.

Together, the eight nations made up the country of “Falcon Land”, waging war against their hated enemies Nowhere Land — played by a squadron of IAF F-16 fighter jets, missile batteries, and drones.

Col. Itamar, the commander of Ovda air base, claimed that the scenario was designed to be generic practice for a wide variety of aerial combat scenarios, not to simulate a war between, say, the US bloc and Iran. The Nowhere Land Air Force simulated the capabilities of Russian Sukhois and MiGs in addition to operating as F-16s. “They imitated the tactics that will give our ‘blue guys’ the best exercise,” he said.

While the aerial dogfights and surface-to-air missiles being launched are all simulated, actual bombs are being dropped — on empty patches of desert.

In a statement, IAF officials said the purpose of the exercise was to improve diplomatic relations as well as military cooperation between the eight participating countries as well as expose the participating militaries to new tactics and styles.

The exercise is taking place at Ovda air base near the southernmost tip of Israel, about 40 miles north of the Red Sea and the resort town of Eilat. Located in the middle of the Negev Desert, the air base is surrounded by barren land which makes it perfect for large scale exercises.

This is the first time since World War I that German planes have flown over Israel (or Ottoman Palestine, as it was called in those days). The Luftwaffe has never participated in Israeli military exercises before, but this time a half-dozen German Eurofighters were present for Blue Flag.

Germany and Israel have a friendly-but-complicated relationship, largely due to Nazi Germany’s perpetration of the attempted genocide of the Jewish people in the 1930s and 40s. The modern Luftwaffe is symbolized by the Iron Cross — a German symbol for centuries, but often associated with the Nazis who frequently used the symbol for military medals.

“Seeing the Luftwaffe airplanes [adorned with Iron Crosses] entering our hangars — it’s something I’ll always remember,” said Itamar. “It’s sensitive. It’s emotional. The past can’t be changed.”

However, Itamar added, the two nations have been able to put history behind them and work to their mutual benefit.

India’s contingent included a Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules and a retinue of about 90 special forces soldiers who will participate in exercises to simulate commando drops behind enemy lines.

Their participation has been a marker of the closer alignment between India and Israel. In July, Narendra Modi became the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel. The two nations have also bolstered military ties: Israel’s defense industry is famous for its high-quality military equipment and Modi has made strengthening the Indian military a centerpiece of his policy.

The other participating nations sent multirole fighter jets: France sent five Dassault Mirage 2000AD’s, Italy sent five Panavia Tornados, and the US, Poland, and Greece each sent F-16s.

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‘We will deal with any illegal invader force’ to restore peace across Syria, Damascus vows


Damascus will continue to battle terrorists until it regains full control of Syrian territory and re-establishes security, President Bashar Assad has said. His top adviser, has meanwhile branded all foreign troops present in Syria without authorization as “illegal invaders.”

The war in Syria will continue until full “recovery of security and stability to all Syrian lands,” Assad said Tuesday after talks with Ali Akbar Velayati, the foreign policy adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Assad said the Syrian Arab Army (SAR) is engaging not only terrorists but also those who seek to “divide and weaken states.” The Syrian president was apparently referring to the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the American-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) which are battling Damascus to control parts of Syria.

Assad’s comments on Tuesday followed a statement made by Velayati on Friday, who said the Syrian Army will soon challenge the SDF for Raqqa which Damascus still considers to be under occupation. “We will witness in the near future the advance of government and popular forces in Syria and east of the Euphrates, and the liberation of Raqqa city,” Velayati said.

US and Turkish troops and advisers are “illegal invader” forces, Bouthaina Shaaban, Assad’s senior advisor told the Lebanon-based al-Mayadeen news. Shaaban underlined that Damascus would never allow the partition of Syria, advising Kurds, which form the backbone of the American led SDF, to embrace the national unity dialogue process.

“Everything is up to the Syrians and to discussions between Syrians, and there cannot be a discussion on the division or cutting up of a part of the country or on so-called federalism,” Shaaban said, according to Reuters. “I don’t think any government can discuss with any group when it comes to the topic of the country’s unity.”

As for the Turkish presence in the country, Assad’s advisor noted that the actions of the Turks in the north of Syria violate the Astana agreement. “Turkey today is a colonizer country, its forces on our soil are illegal, just as the American forces are on our soil illegally,” Shaaban said. “We will deal with this issue as we deal with any illegal invader force on our lands.”

In October, Ankara deployed its military to Syria’s Idlib province to monitor one of four de-escalations zones in the war-torn country. The proposal to establish de-escalation zones in Syria, championed by Russia, was finalized during the September round of the Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana, with Idlib becoming the fourth zone created under the deal. Amid the deployment of troops into Syria, Turkey made it clear that it would also take measures to secure its borders from the “Kurdish threat” by supporting the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA).

Turkey has long been anxious about the autonomous ambitions of the Kurds as Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) of the Democratic Union Party of Syria (PYD) with the help of American-led airstrikes, continue to capture vast territories in northern Syria. That area borders Kurdish-dominated southeastern Turkey, where Ankara continues to suppress the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

To achieve its objectives, the Turkish units set up observation posts along the border of Idlib and Afrin, which is part of the Aleppo Governorate and which also has a dominant Kurdish presence. Damascus views such incursions outside the de-escalation zone as an invasion and a violation of the Astana agreement.

The latest cross-border operation by the Turkish military has become the second campaign officially undertaken by Ankara in Syria. During Operation Euphrates Shield, launched in August last year and which ended in March, Ankara together with Turkey-aligned Syrian opposition groups liberated several IS-held areas such as Jarablus, Dabiq, al-Rai, and al-Bab.

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Re: Palestinian campaign to force UK to cancel Balfour celebrations

The Popular Conference for Palestinians Abroad (PCPA) and a number of Palestinian groups are gearing up for a coordinated digital campaign set to take place on Wednesday evening to mark 100 years since the Balfour Declaration was issued by Lord Arthur Balfour, promising the Jews a national home in Palestine.

Using the hashtag #Balfour100, social media users will be calling on the UK government to apologise for the Balfour Declaration and the British colonisation of Palestine and demanding the cancellation of one of the largest Zionist celebrations of the Declaration, set to take place on 7 November at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

The social media activity is part of a broader campaign launched by PCPA two months ago entitled “Balfour: A Colonial Project” and will run until 20 November with the aim of raising awareness about the historic, political and legal meaning of the Balfour Declaration and reiterating Britain’s historical and political responsibility for the Declaration and its repercussions on Palestine.

PCPA’s digital action is one of a series of campaigns launched by Palestinians abroad this year to highlight the impact of the Balfour Declaration on Palestine and its residents.

The UK-based Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) today announced the release of a short film “100 Balfour Road”, produced as part of PRC’s Balfour Apology Campaign, in remembrance of the suffering and displacement of thousands of Palestinians as a result of the Balfour Declaration.

Read: Palestine, Britain & the Balfour Declaration 100 years on

The 12-minute film portrays a happy family in the suburbs of London enjoying an afternoon around the kitchen table, when a knock is heard at the front door. A government official wants the family’s help to assist a homeless family, but ends up kicking the family out and giving away their home. It is now available to watch on YouTube and PRC’s media platforms.

Earlier this year, PRC launched a petition which calls on the British government to apologise for the Balfour Declaration and to lead peace efforts in Palestine. It gained 10,000 signatures. In response, the British government refused to apologise for the Declaration while affirming it was “proud” of its role in the creation of the State of Israel.

The Balfour Declaration is an historic statement for which [Her Majesty’s Government] HMG does not intend to apologise. We are proud of our role in creating the State of Israel. The task now is to encourage moves towards peace.

This was later followed by the UK government body in charge of transport in the British capital, London, banning adverts which highlight Palestinians’ objections to the Balfour Declaration.

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Cleveland Police Officers Still On The Force After Attacking Disabled Teen And Shouting Racial Slurs at Family

CLEVELAND, OHIO―Today, Ramón Ortiz filed a lawsuit to enforce a public-records request to the City of Cleveland for records that would reveal whether the police chief or safety director have taken any disciplinary action against officers for the August 16, 2010 attack on Mr. Ortiz’s son Juan, and for shouting racial slurs at the Ortiz family.

Juan Ortiz suffers from severe Down syndrome, which is visibly evident in his facial features. At the time of the attack, he was under 4’11” tall, weighed approximately 118 pounds, and was 16-years old. His ancestry is Puerto Rican and his complexion is dark.

One year ago today, the City agreed to pay a $250,000 settlement stemming from the 2010 incident, but no indication exists that Cleveland has held the officers to account for their actions.

According to the 2011 federal civil-rights complaint the Ortiz family filed, on August 16, 2010, Juan was playing in the yard at his west-side apartment complex listening to his Walkman. There was a robbery reported near the complex, and police were looking for a good-Samaritan white male in his fifties, possibly wearing a red shirt, who had turned in a wallet to the apartment manager. Patrol officer Brian Kazimer shouted at and began chasing Juan.

Startled, Juan ran to his parents on the other side of the parking lot. According to eyewitness testimony, Kazimer wrenched Juan from his mother’s arms and slammed him against a parked SUV. Kazimer pinned Juan to the hot car―causing him to sustain burns to his lower abdomen requiring surgery. Kazimer yanked Juan’s arms over his head, employing grossly excessive force to restrain a non-resisting suspect who Kazimer admitted had “surrendered” before Kazimer laid a hand on Juan. Kazimer told Juan’s parents they were “lucky” he “didn’t shoot” Juan.

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Father of missing Texas girl claims she died after he force-fed her milk

The adoptive father of Sherin Matthews, a 3-year-old girl who went missing in Texas on October 7 and was later found dead, now says she died after he “physically assisted” her in drinking a glass of milk, according to a recently released police affidavit.

A body that was believed to belong to the toddler was discovered in a drainage culvert beneath a road near her Richardson, Texas, home on Monday night, according to police.

The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office was able to positively identify the body on Tuesday using her dental records.

Before the remains had been ID’d, the girl’s adoptive father, Wesley Mathews, and his lawyer voluntarily went to the Richardson Police Department on Monday night and asked to speak with detectives about his missing daughter, the affidavit stated. 

“He provided an alternate statement of events from those which he had given previously, regarding the disappearance of Sherin,” police said in a statement.

Pictured: Wesley Matthews and Sherin Matthews (Photos: Richardson Police Department)

Originally, Mathews told police that he ordered the 22-pound child to stand by a tree near an alleyway at 3 a.m. as a punishment after she refused to drink milk.

He claimed he returned to check on Sherin 15 minutes later but discovered she was missing. The family did not call the police to report her disappearance until around 8 a.m. that morning, according to KXAS.

On Monday, Mathews admitted to detectives that he had been trying to get Sherin to drink milk in the family’s garage but that she refused to listen to him.

“Eventually the 3-year-old girl began to drink the milk,” the affidavit said. “Wesley Mathews then physically assisted the 3-year-old girl in drinking the milk. The 3-year-old girl began to choke. She was coughing and her breathing slowed. Eventually, Wesley Mathews no longer felt a pulse on the child and believed she had died.”

Mathews told police he then removed the girl’s lifeless body from the home but did not comment on where he may have taken the child, according to the affidavit.

After giving his new statement, Mathews was re-arrested and charged with first-degree felony injury to a child, a crime punishable by up to life in prison. His bond has been set at $1 million.

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Leftist Threats Force Dana Loesch to Move Her Family; Ex-CNNer Piers Morgan Is OK With That

When they’re not ignoring these matters completely, the press only usually only reluctantly notices when conservative business owners and public figures are harassed, threatened, have their property destroyed, and are sometimes even physically harmed.

Beyond that, some press members seem to and sometimes actually act as if the victims should know, understand and accept that this kind of treatment comes with the territory when one expresses views that offend leftist sensibilities.

One such person is former CNN and current Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan.

On Friday, Morgan posted a tweet which effectively contended that Dana Loesch deserved the threats she received after narrating a strongly worded video as that group’s spokesperson. The threats directed at Loesch were so violent and specific that she felt compelled to move herself and her family to another home.

Sometimes, supposedly responsible leftist journalists even consider the personal life-impacting results of far-left threats and violence just desserts the victim or victims had coming. Piers Morgan is one such journalist.

A week ago, Loesch, who has been a conservative activist since the dawn of the Tea Party movement, revealed that she had been forced to move herself and her family, i.e., effectively “close down” her involvement in her immediate neighborhood and community, and move to another, after she received a high volume of very specific and violent threats from people who made it clear that they knew where she lived and were intent in killing her.

NRATV recently produced the following video narrated by Loesch going after the left for its still persistent post-2016 presidential election tactics:

As a result of threats received this video, as Cheryl Chumley at the Washington Times reported the following (links are in original):

Dana Loesch, familiar face of Second Amendment activism, says she’s been driven from her home, forced to move, because lunatics on the left have threatened — repeatedly — to harm her.

“One guy hunted down my private cell phone number, called when police were here, threatened to shoot me in my front yard,” the National Rifle Association spokesperson tweeted over the weekend, as noted by Fox News.

Another tweet: “Another guy created a string of social media accounts, posted photos of my house, threatened to rape me to death.”

Oh, how nice. This is the fringe left — the same that thinks it’s OK to express political disappointments with a baseball (bat) … and Molotov cocktail.

But is it really just “the fringe left”?

Piers Morgan’s history at NewsBusters shows that he has many far-left opinions, but has also rebuked the media for its over-the-top criticisms of Trump and its failure to cover genocide against Christians in some Middle Eastern countries. Of course he’s entitled to his opinions, however loopy they may be.

But, as seen in the following tweets, Morgan’s blind spot on Second Amendment rights and perhaps his personal hostility towards Loesch herself (he banned her from his CNN show for almost eight months in 2013-2014) clearly caused him to lose the self-control we have a right to expect from a responsible media member — or for that matter, any responsible adult. After starting with immature name-calling, Morgan graduated to effectively saying that Loesch’s forced move was a deserved punishment (red underlines are mine):


Loesch’s video does not make any violent threats. It does aggressively promise to defeat the NRA’s and civility’s enemies in the political realm. Any other interpretation of her final statement — that, thanks to the far left and even mainstream Democrats’ violent tactics and rhetoric, “they will perish in the political flames of their own fires” — is willful distortion.

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A review of Morgan’s Twitter feed shortly after the tweets above show no signs of remorse. Frankly, even if he has apologized or eventually does apologize, it would or will be hard to accept its authenticity, given that this is a 52-year old man with decades of experience in journalism and life who should know better as a supposedly decent human being to express such a sentiment in the first place.

And even if he has apologized or eventually does, Morgan has effectively encouraged the unhinged left and the “antifas” by seeming to give them authoritative permission to continue doing what they’ve been doing. Morgan can disagree with this take all he wants, but what he’s really saying is, “I’m okay with what you guys out there are doing to those gun-rights nuts. I have no problem with your continuing to do that when they get out of line.”

Additionally, how this has played out works to the hard-left’s advantage by intimidating others from daring to express non-politically correct observations and opinions, especially if they have spouses, relatives, and children they need to protect.

It would appear that Piers Morgan is okay with that too.

A Google News search on Loesch’s full name in quotes at 8 p.m. Monday evening Eastern time returned only about 20 relevant items. Of them, only two items at The Hill and a column at HuffPost expressing outrage at Loesch’s situation qualified as coming from establishment press or leftist news sources. The New York Times has not posted a story on the threats to Loesch. I also could not find any related items at the APnews.com, the primary website of the Associated Press. But as noted on Sunday, that site’s search engine is so poorly designed that it only searches on headlines and tags, which proves nothing about the presence or absence of a search term in an article’s content.

Cross-posted at BizzyBlog.com.

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