We all knew this was coming, and yet it’s still just as hilarious/infuriating.
It’s been well over 12 hours since the tragic shooting at an Annapolis newspaper building, so leftists are scrambling to find some way to blame Trump and/or the NRA. That is, of course, the official protocol for left-wing journalists in the event of a shooting.
Although it was established pretty quickly that the shooter, who shall remain nameless as far as I’m concerned (definitely not as far as the MSM is concerned, but I digress), had a personal vendetta against the paper.
Police say the shooter tried to bring a defamation case against the paper in 2012, which was thrown out as it did not meet the criteria of defamation.
The paper reported at the time:
[The shooter] made the defamation claim in Prince George’s County Circuit Court in 2012 after a 2011 column by then-Capital staff writer Eric Hartley about Ramos’ guilty plea to criminal harassment.
Prince George’s Circuit Court Judge Maureen M. Lamasney dismissed Ramos’ claim in 2013, saying the article was based on public records and Ramos presented no evidence it was inaccurate.
Ramos, who represented himself, appealed the decision to the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, which upheld Lamasney’s ruling in an opinion filed Thursday.
“A lawyer would almost certainly have told him not to proceed with this case,” the court wrote in the opinion. “It reveals a fundamental failure to understand what defamation law is and, more particularly, what defamation law is not.”
Enter David Simon, the creator of HBO’s The Wire, who the Daily Wire reports took to Twitter fresh off his brief suspension for wishing death on a Trump supporter to blame Trump for the shooting.
“Blood today in an American newsroom. Aren’t you proud, you vile, fascist son of a b*tch,” Simon tweeted.
“Whatever was in the shooter’s head, the US President stood ready to bolster and validate it,” he continued. “We know this. It is on the record. The US President chose to declare to citizens of the republic that journalists of a free press were ‘enemies of the people.'”
Louder With Crowder also reports that a Think Progress journalist tied the shooter to Trump because of an article about Trump that the shooter re-tweeted in 2016.
The shooter’s intent in re-tweeting this article is clear: he was obsessed with the Capital Gazette and, rather foolishly, thought that perhaps they also might be sued by the millionaire and then-Presidential hopeful for calling him “unqualified.”
Not exactly the same as storming the Capital Gazette newsroom with a MAGA hat yelling “Fake news!” is it?