Here's a handful of some of the more jaw-dropping reactions from the left following the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas.
Leading off is former MSNBC star Keith Olbermann, who employed a double F-bomb in his response to a tweet by Fox News' Howard Kurtz about the tragedy:
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Famed atheist author and speaker Richard Dawkins weighed in with this take:
Durn tootin’, great shootin’. Cool dude sertin’ he’s 2nd Mendment rahts. Hell yeah! Every country has its psychopaths. In US they have guns— Richard Dawkins (@Richard Dawkins)1506947608.0
Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Americans should “put politics aside” and “stand up to the NRA”.
Then in a separate tweet, continuing to blast the NRA, she suggested there would have been more deaths if the shooter had a "silencer."
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Well, in addition to getting hammered for playing politics while saying we should put politics aside, Clinton also was criticized for her "silencer" pronouncement. Here's what TheBlaze's Dana Loesch said about that:
Suppressors only reduce by a few decibels, still same decibel level as a jackhammer. https://t.co/aj0AvJMZwv— Dana Loesch (@Dana Loesch)1506955134.0
As TheBlaze reported, CBS Vice President and senior counsel Hayley Geftman-Gold was fired for saying she's "actually not even sympathetic" about the shooting victims since "country music fans often are Republican gun toters."
@CBS Hayley Geftman-Gold needs to go. Despicable. https://t.co/uAbJzyyHHK— Ian FitzGerald (@Ian FitzGerald)1506961596.0
Columnist and activist Shaun King invoked race right away after news of the shooting hit:
Only in America can whiteness prevent the man who conducted the deadliest mass shooting in American history from being called a terrorist.— Shaun King (@Shaun King)1506945703.0
As did Black Lives Matter's DeRay Mckisson:
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Tariq Nasheed, an "anti-racism strategist," zeroed in on the shooter's town:
its been confirmed that the Vegas shooter is Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, which is the SAME AREA OF THE ARMED BUNDY STANDOFF— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸)1506940836.0
MSM keeps referring to Mesquite as a quiet retirement town,when recently the town was complaining about the white s… https://t.co/f02PJpfhuA— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸)1506993707.0
Here are some other takes:
It matters to say Stephen Paddock was white and that he was a terrorist. This was a terrorist attack by a white ma… https://t.co/cYTO6nO6Mu— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈)1506951513.0
It was okay to talk about Muslims 10 seconds after the then-largest mass shooting, but not okay to talk about guns after the new largest.— Kurt Eichenwald (@Kurt Eichenwald)1506969549.0
The NRA is a terrorist organization. There's no other way to say it.— Michael Ian Black (@Michael Ian Black)1506953627.0