Former Mississippi Democratic Party Executive Director-turned-fake newsman for the Clarion Ledger Sam Hall is on the attack again.
Hall has once again decided to target State Senator Chris McDaniel in one of his silliest attacks to date. Hall decided to dedicate an entire column to attack McDaniel’s tweet in defense of the Second Amendment. McDaniel’s tweet was in response to the growing calls from liberals for more gun control in the wake of the Las Vegas tragedy.
McDaniel wasn’t politicizing the issue. The issue had already been politicized by countless liberals, including former First Lady and Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. McDaniel’s tweet was merely a response to the left’s quick call for gun control. Any rational thinker can see why he’d post this.
But Hall decided now was the time for his phony outrage. And in one of his responses to the many folks that took issue with his silly attack he stated, “Timing is everything. He never mentioned victims or tragedy. He just went straight for politics.”
Hall then doubled down with this reply as well, “You can agree with him or disagree with him. That’s not the point. The point is that this is tone-deaf politics.”
But in Hall’s attempt to attack McDaniel, he did the very thing he is attacking him for, as Hall went straight to politics in his first column since the tragedy.
Hall said this in his column, “What I pointed out was that McDaniel never once tweeted about the masacre or the victims but instead went straight into politics.” (Please note the misspelling of massacre is from a copy and paste and how it is printed in his article.)
By Hall’s own words, shouldn’t his first column since the tragedy in Las Vegas been about the victims? Shouldn’t he be trying to unite people instead of writing more items to divide us? Isn’t his own column tone-deaf by his own standards?
Hall took it further by bringing up items out of context from 2014. He knew when he started this piece it was a pure political hit piece, plain and simple. I’m sure he had plenty of experience with this sort of politics during his time as the executive director of the MS Democratic Party.
Sam Hall wants politicians to write something nice and comforting after a tragedy before they go into politics. But he thinks it’s ok for him to jump there instantly afterwards based on his defense of Hillary Clinton.
But if Hall truly wants to make this call maybe, just maybe, his very first column after a tragedy shouldn’t be to attack a politician he happens to have political disagreements with. By doing so, his entire argument is moot and hypocritical.