Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler has stirred up the liberal mob by daring to call out an inaccurate claim former-presidential-candidate Hillary Clinton made. In a tweet posted on October 2, Clinton chose to use the Las Vegas shooting incident as a platform to push for more gun control.
She wrote, “The crowd fled at the sound of gun shots. Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants t make easier to get.”
The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots.
Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 2, 2017
[Source: Twitter/Hillary Clinton]
In response, Kessler pointed out that despite the name, silencers do not in fact make gunfire “silent.” In his tweet, Kessler likened the gun-silencer sound to that of a jack hammer. “Actually, even with ‘a silencer,’ it’s pretty loud. An AR-15 rifle would have a noise equivalent to a jack hammer,” he tweeted.
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) October 2, 2017
[Source: Twitter/Glenn Kessler]
From there, the angry, liberal mob took off like wild fire. One user, “Dude Kembro,” responded to Kessler’s post with this this gem: “Another Hillary-hating, white-male-supremacist Russian bot, spreading right-wing lies and bullcrap propaganda, per usual.”
Another Hillary-hating white male supremacist Russian bot, spreading right wing lies and bullcrap propaganda, per usual pic.twitter.com/pjOkvhScrj
— Dude Kembro 🍩🌈🌮 (@HillaryWasRight) October 3, 2017
[Source: Twitter/Dude Kembro]
Another Clinton-supporter fired back at Kessler, declaring “You’re not helping, Glenn.”
You’re not helping, Glenn.
— Dave Haglund (@tptdave) October 2, 2017
[Source: Twitter/Dave Haglund]
Those pesky facts…always getting in the way of the liberal agenda.
Earlier this year, Kessler fact-checked another, silencer claim Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) made. Gillibrand claimed, “when someone gets shot by a gun with a silencer, it’s quiet. Witnesses might not hear. Police will be less likely to track down the shooter.” Kessler gave the senator’s claim a rating of “Three Pinocchios”—i.e., it’s mostly false and used his familiar jackhammer analogy.
It’s just wrong to use a tragedy such as this to push your political agenda. Clinton didn’t even try to hide her motives; she’s just using “what-if” scenarios to prey upon an emotional public. What ever happened to locking her up?