The following post is a re-post of an article on MercatorNet by Zac Alstin June 14th 2016. Reads..
49 innocent people have died. Why is the tragedy dividing the nation instead of uniting it?
Orlando was the worst mass shooting in US history. It looks set to become the most politically charged as well.
On Monday British columnist Owen Jones walked out on a Sky News interview about the massacre after a heated exchange in which the hosts refused to acknowledge that the attack was specifically targeted at the LGBT community.
Indeed there was something peculiar about the hosts’ insistence that Orlando was an attack on “the freedom of all people to try and enjoy themselves”. [Read more…]