What a difference a few years, and a political party registration makes.
Remember how the liberal media hyperventilated over Sarah Palin’s PAC using cross-hairs to mark targeted districts, one of which included U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., who would later survive being shot by a madman who killed six other people?
Business Insider posted a story this week about the South Carolina GOP targeting Donald Trump, the party’s presidential front-runner, over a potential third party run and used an image of Trump in cross-hairs to promote the story, the Gateway Pundit reported.
A social media user captured the image and posted it on Twitter:
While it’s not hard to imagine the response should Fox News post a similar photo featuring President Barack Obama or likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the national media failed to take notice of an image of the real estate tycoon emblazoned with rifle scope markings.
Business Insider appears to have removed the image, but social media users had their say regardless. Here’s a sampling or responses from Twitter:
@exposeliberals They pulled a similar stunt with Cruz – they better pull this pic too
— 4TimesAYear (@4TimesAYear) August 29, 2015
@exposeliberals I’ve no idea why this story didn’t gain traction. @SarahPalinUSA was crucified for weeks…
— D. Thompson (@MathChecker) August 28, 2015
Remember when the left blamed @SarahPalinUSA for using crosshairs on a map? They don’t. http://t.co/LpaVMBtWAJ pic.twitter.com/ncnhTm34U6
— Aleister (@AmericanGlob) August 28, 2015
.@exposeliberals didn’t libs excoriate Palin for cross-hairs ad not even aimed at a face? prolly crickets on this.
— Stay-C (@txstayc) August 28, 2015
Could you imagine if this would have happened to a #Democrat? http://t.co/uRMBbuSC1X @businessinsider deletes image pic.twitter.com/Q5nUtnPOFE
— Progressives-R-Fools (@FairTax4America) August 29, 2015
UNREAL Popular News Website Posts Photo of Trump in GUN CROSSHAIRS https://t.co/bWEDFkxNKX @businessinsider must be trying to get him killed
— JadedByPolitics (@JadedByPolitics) August 29, 2015
@gatewaypundit wow the hypocrisy of the media is absolutely stunning >> @SarahPalinUSA has just been vindicated
— Karen S (@ksdvm86) August 29, 2015
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