A crowd at the convention of the College Republican National Committee erupted in laughter and applause when featured speaker Caitlyn Jenner joked Friday about the attack on a group of GOP lawmakers, saying: “Liberals can’t even shoot straight.” The comment was captured on videotape posted by a College Republican group in Virginia on its Facebook page. Jenner made the disturbing joke when she was asked by a moderator at the Washington dinner about the shooting Wednesday in Virginia at a baseball practice that critically wounded House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and injured several others. “First of all, nobody deserves what happened out there,” Jenner, a supporter of President Donald Trump, said when asked about the shooting. “There’s no justification’’ for such an attack,’’ he added. There are crazy people in the world. … We have to minimize that type of stuff.”…. “As far as the people that were injured, it’s an absolute shame,’’ he continued. “You just want them to recover. Fortunately, the guy was a really bad shot. Liberals can’t even shoot straight.”
Consider for a moment what the reaction would have been had a Liberal like Bill Maher made a similar comment after a mass shooting incident: “Conservatives can’t shoot straight.” One could easily imagine the response (understandably and justifiably) being considerable righteous outrage at such an inappropriate “joke.” The weeping and gnashing of teeth would have been loud, long, and audible from sea to shining sea. The mainstream media would have been all over it, and the resulting furor would have dominated at least two or three full news cycles. There would have been no way for anyone to defend such insensitivity, in part because the media would have milked it for maximum outrage. A very public apologia would have been the minimum requirement for the furor to subside.
Now consider the response to Jenner’s crass and inappropriate attempt at humor. Except for the story on the Huffington Post, I’ve seen nothing being reported on her “joke.” The media appears to be almost completely ignoring what would have been a raging controversy had a Liberal done the same thing. This must be the fault of the “Liberal Media,” eh? Double standard? WHAT double standard??