James T. Hodgkinson
In June 2017, James T. Hodgkinson was a Bernie Sanders supporter and left wing activist, who listened to all the hate rhetoric on the left about Trump and the evil Republicans and liked the SPLC page, decided to shoot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (and other Republicans) while they were practicing baseball. During the 8 years of the Obama, he "Never let an opportunity go to waste" (to divide us). The usual tack after a shooting was vilifying cops, evading when it was Islamic radicals, and blaming guns or the NRA for the failures of the State, the legal system or the actions of a crazy person. Donald Trump's first speech after a shooting refreshing: far more Presidential and uniting. A few commentators took note, but mostly, the divisiveness from the left continued without a picosecond of introspection. Still, Trump handled this event far more graciously than Obama handled any of the shootings he commented on.
The first things I heard from the right were quotes like the following (attempts to lead by example), from Donald Trump's speech of unity , to quote on their facebook pages like the following, "To all my republican friends... Please do not hold Bernie responsible for something one of his supporters did. It's like holding Trump responsible for the KKK guy endorsing him. It's ignorant and just kills your credibility."
Even Sean Hannity pointed this out in the first wave:
CNN misreported that only Democrats prayed for Scalise and his recovery (it was both teams).  This was compounded that they misreported that Trump had not visited Scalise, when he had.  And we're not even getting into all the bias about how they didn't report a lot of the details of James Hodgkinson background or motives, or all the fuck ups on anything to do with guns.
Stephen Colbert (douchebag hater extradordinaire), did a good thing and thanked Trump for his moderate response:
A few of the left came out with almost moderate posts on the topic, like WaPo on day-2:
But the immediate voices of the left, media, and celebrities were often the opposite. They tried to divide us with their usual tropes, and blame republicans for a Bernie supporter, shooting Republicans, after saying he wanted to kill all Republicans. Remember the context, when Gabby Giffords was shot (by a left winger, that was first reported as a right winger), the left lined up to blame Republicans for "the climate of hate" like NYT/Krugman: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/10/opinion/10krugman.html. But when a left winger shoots republicans, it's the republicans fault for getting shot, and complaining about the left's climate of hate.
Media: The Atlantic's David Frumm of course blamed the lack of gun control for causing this. Univision Jorge Ramos tweeted away about eliminating the 2nd Amendment. New Republic writer Malcolm Harris tweeted that it was self defense since Republicans were trying to improve the failing healthcare bill. Hayley MacMillen, the editor of Allure magazine
MSNBC Talking Head first called for ISIS type terror attacks on Trump, then decries the violence and has no idea where it came from.
Celebrities came out in droves - Mia Farrow, Julianne Moore, Tariq Nasheed, Charles Clymer -- all worked on divisiveness.
Assassination jokes, plays, commedians http://www.wnd.com/2017/06/trump-assassination-jokes-put-america-on-the-brink/
"This man came from the extreme end of Trump Derangement Syndrome, "but he didn't emerge entirely by himself. He came from a petri dish that we are all submerged in, "nurturing hate as never before in most of our lifetimes"
For Seven Months, The left in the Democratic Party have a cues the president of the United States and the Republicans of being "traders". Have charge them with colluding with the Russians to change the outcome of the past election. The leadership of the left in the Democratic Party knows that this is totally made up. If they continue to spread the sly and now we have seen the lethal consequences. This is incitement to murder. This is a long process for a lynching and an attempt at a violent coup.
Palin - http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/06/14/very-very-fake-news-new-york-times-revives-blood-libel-against-sarah-palin/ Giffords - http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/14/nyt-uses-gop-shooting-to-falsely-attack-sarah-palin-with-debunked-conspiracy-theory/ “In 2011, when Jared Lee Loughner opened fire in a supermarket parking lot, grievously wounding Representative Gabby Giffords and killing six people, including a 9-year-old girl, the link to political incitement was clear. Before the shooting, Sarah Palin’s political action committee circulated a map of targeted electoral districts that put Ms. Giffords and 19 other Democrats under stylized cross hairs,” the editors wrote.
They added later: “Though there’s no sign of incitement as direct as in the Giffords attack, liberals should of course hold themselves to the same standard of decency that they ask of the right.”
There is no evidence to support the conspiracy theory that Loughner, a schizophrenic, was at all inspired by Palin’s electoral map.
Coulter: the resistance goes live fire http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2017-06-14.html
HuffPo - making it worse: http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/huffpost-writer-wishes-violent-resistance-were-more-organized
The intercept decided not to say anything, whcih sort of reflects on their morals in all this. https://theintercept.com