Copycat slaughter took place early Sunday morning at a bar in Dayton, Ohio with 10 confirmed dead — including the gunman’s own sister — and over 2 dozen wounded
Chris Babcock, Editor-in-Chief of the El Paso Herald-Post was interviewed Saturday evening regarding the horrific mass murder at a local Walmart. He indicated a decision was made by local authorities not to release the name of the killer who was taken into custody at the scene. The rationale was notoriety was exactly what such a murderer seeks. Fair enough — though the identity of the 21-year-old random executioner and his “manifesto” which he titled with the Algorian name, “An Inconvenient Truth,” had already been widely released. In it the fiendish shooter said he was “inspired” by the massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand that left 51 dead in March.
The killing was not impulsive. He traveled over 10 hours from the home where he lived with his parents to reach his shopping mall destination. He wore a bullet-proof vest.
The calculated assassin indiscriminately killed adults and children, many making purchases of clothing and school supplies in anticipation of the coming school year. A four-month-old infant was among the dead.
The carnage was compounded by the irrational language of the leftist editor of the radical, Hillary-endorsing newspaper. Not only did he deceitfully say Donald Trump, “has shown himself to be a bigot and xenophobe,” Chris Babcock (using the cover of the “editorial board,” much as Editorial Page editor Phil Boas does in the Arizona Republic) also alleged President Trump hates “immigrants,” although First Lady Melania was born in Slovenia.
But topping the irrationality cake is Babcock describing the assassin as “a gentleman,” during an audio interview with Fox News Channel following the massacre.
When you work for a leftist newspaper — where manipulating the language comes effortlessly — it must be easy to lose track of the fact that words actually have meanings. “Gentleman” refers to a chivalrous, courteous, or honorable man of refinement. Editor-in-Chief Babcock was referring to a scheming and soulless killer.
Chris Babcock must think he’s Winston Smith.