There's been a run on insanity spewing out of the mouths of conservatives ever since president Obama took office (actually, it's been going on for decades now) but there's no excuse for this repulsive statement by a top NY Post columnist that infuriated the families of the Newtown massacre that killed 26. Here's what he said.
“That was his anti-gun legislation, which he had promised not to do, but then he had a little convenient massacre that went on in Newtown, Conn., and all of a sudden there was an opportunity for him.
As usual, he claims that he was statement was being misconstrued. Yea, riiiight.
A top New York Post columnist Monday called the Newtown school shooting “a little convenient massacre” — sparking outrage among the loved ones of those who died in the bloodbath. The families joined gun-control advocates in demanding an apology from Post state editor and conservative political columnist Fredric Dicker, who made the comment Monday on his WGDJ Talk AM 1300 radio broadcast from Albany.
“It’s basically putting salt in the wound,” said James Wiltsie, whose cousin, Victoria Soto, 27, was among the six adults and 20 children murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut on Dec. 14, 2012.
“For a professional journalist, I think it was irresponsible and unprofessional for him to say that,” Wiltsie said. “There’s nothing ‘convenient’ about 26 lives being gunned down in an elementary school.”
The remark came while Dicker was discussing Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State address with political satirist Randy Credico. The subject turned to the governor’s SAFE Act gun-control legislation, passed in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting.
Dicker is a fierce advocate of gun rights and a gun owner who keeps a large round of ammunition in his Albany office — along with a photo of himself in Nicaragua holding an assault rifle.
He said later his statement was being misconstrued.
“This group clearly doesn’t understand, or doesn’t want to understand, my point, which is a sarcastic reference to the governor latching on to an horrendous out-of-state mass killing to advance a political agenda that had nothing to do with the problem of gun-related crime in New York,” Dicker said.↓ Story continues below ↓
“I wasn’t minimizing the horror at all, just the opposite,” Dicker said. “I used the word ‘massacre’ intentionally because it refers, by definition, to a horrendous large-scale killing, which of course the Newtown horror was.”
Calling a massacre "convenient" is not satire, you degenerate.