When American skeet-shooting champion Kim Rhode, 37, made Olympic history on Friday by winning a medal for the sixth year in a row, some liberal media outlets outright ignored her accomplishment, while others chose instead to insult her.
Take for instance NBC, which reported on her feat in the most perfunctory way possible, and then slammed Rhode for allegedly being less of an athlete than others.
“Many would argue that a shooter doing this is far less impressive than, say, a gymnast or a swimmer,” NBChack Nick Zaccardi wrote. “The act of shooting requires fewer physical attributes, extending Olympic lifespans.”
Skeet Star @KimRhode has been an idol for young shooters, now a sensation for all Olympic dreamers! #ShootLikeAGirl pic.twitter.com/UxfLi5Yyl3
— USA Shooting (@USAShooting) August 13, 2016
Some suspect that the liberal media’s desire to either ignore her bash her stemmed from its unabashed hatred of the Second Amendment, which she proudly supports.
“We should have the right to keep and bear arms, to protect ourselves and our family,” Rhode said at a news briefing a few days prior to her victory, according to USA Today. “The Second Amendment was put in there not just so we can go shoot skeet or go shoot trap. It was put in so we could defend our First Amendment, the freedom of speech, and also to defend ourselves against our own government.”
So @RyanSeacrest @DanPatrick are you planning a montage with Costas for @KimRhode, or nah? pic.twitter.com/KrNpfcyQmO
— Trent (@tmarsh83) August 13, 2016
Not shockingly, NBC made no mention of this statement in its own reporting — likely because everybody at the network has been trained to peddle the lie that guns are bad.
Obviously, some liberal media outlets did choose to write about Rhodes’ accomplishment, but even then, one cannot help but wonder how much more congratulatory the articles would have been had Rhodes not been a white American gun enthusiast.
(via: Conservative Tribune)