If Omar Mateen had called 911 in Orlando and pledged allegiance to the Ku Klux Klan, the Fiery Cross, and the Confederate flag for which it stands, do you think the Obama Justice Department would be trying to cover it up?
Of course not.
Unlike Dylann Roof’s actions in Charleston, Omar Mateen’s actions in Orlando are a problem for The Narrative. The same people who had no problem blaming white supremacy and the Confederate flag for Roof’s actions – and launching a crusade to cleanse the South of Confederate symbolism – are now bending over backwards to shift the blame to gun violence and make excuses for Islam.
This is the ultimate demonstration of Trump’s argument that the Obama administration cares more about political correctness than national security. Yet in spite of a major terrorist attack and leftwing mob violence at his rallies, Trump is somehow catching flak, losing the news cycle, and slipping in the national polls.
Update: The unredacted version has been released:
The Washington Post is also burying the lede that Omar Mateen was a Hillary Clinton supporter: