Even MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell blasted the “creepiness” of left-wing journalists who mocked Americans and politicians who sent their “thoughts and prayers” to the victims and survivors of Wednesday’s terrorist attack in San Bernardino.
“There’s a creepiness going on here on both sides,” Mitchell said on Thursday’s Meet The Press Daily on MSNBC, referring to the “the fact there was prayer shaming going on.”
Mitchell also criticized Donald Trump for having “radicalized the conversation about Muslim-Americans” and making the political environment “so toxic.” She also took Trump to task for promoting the fact that his poll numbers would rise after an act of terrorism. But Mitchell herself predicted that Trump’s poll numbers would rise after the Paris terror attacks and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews declared on Thursday that Trump’s poll numbers would also rise after the San Bernardino terrorist attack.
Soon after the terror attacks, the usual suspects on the left from the Huffington Post and Vox mocked those who were offering their “thoughts and prayers” even though the Huffington Post’s Sam Stein—who authored one of the anti-prayer pieces—himself had offered “thoughts and prayers” in the past along with Democrats like Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama. The New York Daily News used its Thursday “God Isn’t Fixing This” front page to mock people of faith as well.
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) December 2, 2015
It is especially worth noting that one person at the Inland Regional Center who was hiding from the shooters sent a text to her father on Wednesday afternoon that read, “Pray for us. I am locked in an office.” Breitbart News’s John Nolte has an account about how “thoughts and prayers” saved his wife from gunmen. Los Angeles Times photojournalist Gina Ferazzi Tweeted an image of evacuated workers praying together on the golf course across the street from the building where the terrorism occurred.
— Gina Ferazzi (@GinaFerazzi) December 2, 2015