Skip to comments.Left blames Aurora shooting on Rush Limbaugh
Posted on 07/20/2012 9:02:44 AM PDT by Zakeet
I wonder if the Aurora shooting has anything to do with Rush Limbaugh's comments on TDKR. I surely wouldn't be surprised. Dennis de Groot (@punchdouble) July 20, 2012
Some Twitter users are speculating that the Aurora, Colo., shooter was inspired by comments made by Rush Limbaugh. The shooting occurred at a midnight premiere of the movie, The Dark Knight Rises. On Tuesday July 17, Limbaugh said on his radio show that the name of the villain in the movie is a thinly-veiled dig at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney:
RUSH: Have you heard this new movie, the Batman movie, what is it, The Dark Knight Lights Up or whatever the name is. Thats right, Dark Knight Rises. Lights Up, same thing. Do you know the name of the villain in this movie? Bane. The villain in The Dark Knight Rises is named Bane, B-a-n-e. What is the name of the venture capital firm that Romney ran and around which theres now this make-believe controversy? Bain. The movie has been in the works for a long time. The release dates been known, summer 2012 for a long time. Do you think that it is accidental that the name of the really vicious fire breathing four eyed whatever it is villain in this movie is named Bane?
Prayers with the families of all the dead and wounded in Aurora, Colorado. #getyourheadouttayourass Rush Limbaugh, you are an evil man. Hannah Hnida (@14tigersis14) July 20, 2012
Hannity beck limbaugh paraphernalia Found at aurora shooters home L J (@jakecovo) July 20, 2012
Just got to see #Aurora. Is this connected to Limbaugh? Michelle (@mbchampagne) July 20, 2012
"@GlobalGrind: BREAKING NEWS: We Pray! 14 Dead And 50 Wounded At Denver Movie Theater bit.ly/OBXjPs"Rush Limbaugh connection? Jelaci Jaxun (@Jelaci_Jaxun) July 20, 2012
.@EricTTung Wondering about a connection between Rush Limbaugh's Dark Knight Bane Diatribe & the Horrific Aurora Theater Shooting This AM Jon Hardie (@pocojuan) July 20, 2012
Makes you wonder if Rush Limbaugh's Batman conspiracy against Bain Capital has anything to do w/ the Aurora shooting? psychedelicatessen (@MentalRiot) July 20, 2012
so very sad. I wonder what Rush Limbaugh will say today, considering how he incited hatred against the film fb.me/234b2nLam Gloria G. Brame (@DrGloriaBrame) July 20, 2012
I'm curious to know if this was triggered by Rush Limbaugh's insanity. Heartbreaking. usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/ (@PeacefulInfidel) July 20, 2012
@maddow #Aurora #Shooting #TheDarkKnightRises #Bane #Bain #Limbaugh #Encitement ? Aarpoon Waify (@Phnarrcissist) July 20, 2012
But it was Democrats not Limbaugh who first linked the Dark Knight Rises villain to Romney. This is from an article in The Washington Examiner published Monday July 16, the day before Limbaughs comments:
This summers much-anticipated Hollywood blockbuster, The Dark Knight Rises, is getting an unusual boost from Democrats and other foes of Mitt Romney who are eager to tie the Gotham crushing villain to the GOP presidential candidate. Their angle: the mask-wearing, Venom gas breathing bad guy has a name that sounds just like Romneys former investment firm that President Obama has been blasting as a jobs killer.
Bane is the terrorist in the new movie who drives the caped crusader out of semi-retirement in the final Batman movie. Democrats, who believe they have Romney on the ropes over the presidents assault on his leadership at Bain Capital, said the comparisons are too rich to ignore.
It has been observed that movies can reflect the national mood, said Democratic advisor and former Clinton aide Christopher Lehane. Whether it is spelled Bain and being put out by the Obama campaign or Bane and being out by Hollywood, the narratives are similar: a highly intelligent villain with offshore interests and a past both are seeking to cover up who had a powerful father and is set on pillaging society, he added.
I've told you Right Wing Nuts for years that Limbaugh is dangerous!
But I do have a very good idea what motivates these leftwingers. Its ugly.
Someone get this Liberal who posted this drivel some mental health help......after you delete the absurdity.
You know, maybe it might be far past time that people tweets can start being used in libel cases.
There are simply too many of these types that use these mediums to just pass all types of made-up stuff and then disappear.
Putting a ? after bullshite does not make you some innocent speculator.
Eventually it will be Sarah Palin, and then they’ll get around to blaming Romney.
Bane first appeared in 1993. These idiots think the character was invented just for the election.
There are over 100 FBI agents there .
It will come out soon
Haaaahhahahahahaha! That didn’t take long!
Be careful, the cure may wind up being worse than the disease.
...the left is sick, and getting sicker....
...soon they will come completely unhinged and "let loose" OWS to violence.
I am liking this more every day:
Just tell the left wingers to stick it where the sun....well, you know.
As I said on another threat, these leftists are like little children hearing a ghost story for the first team. They are scared to death and imagine all sorts of hobgoblins everywhere they turn. They are trapped in a permanent emotional childhood forever, which is required if you believe leftist dogma. It’s all ponies and rainbows and they hate people who tell the truth.
Instead of truth being light. To them, truth is evil. They want to remain in the darkness and comfort of their coccoon.
They should not be allowed on the public airwaves. They need a keeper and need to be kept on a short leash in order to protect society from their delusions.
Who didn’t see this coming?
I wish there were time stamps on those tweets. FReepers predicted that Limbaugh, the Tea Party and Sarah Palin would be blamed for the shooting over two hours ago.
Unusually harsh movie critic, I would say. The movie had already been pretty well bad-mouthed by a number of critics.
But going back to the Rush Limbaugh message - the “Bane” in the movie was more on the order of the “Occupy Wall Street” types, and their spinoff groups. Bruce Wayne/Batman came across as Mitt Romney. Perhaps the assault on the theater viewers was more because the movie did not play on the obvious pun of “Bane” and “Bain Capital”, because here, “Bane” could in no way be confused with the operation of “Bain Capital”.
It was definitely not a “right-wing terrorist” that expressed his rant so dramatically. But the possibility it was an Islamist sympathizer cannot be easily dismissed, as this is the sort of tactics they would employ, whether it be in a movie theater, a bus stop, a restaurant, or even out on a noon lunch hour rush in a business section of town.
So of course Jay Carney would immediately deny all possibility it could be part of a larger organized assault.
Leftists have become entirely too predictable. George Bush this, Rush Limbaugh that, corporations are evil, etc...
I think this is further evidence that lefties have diminished mental capacity.
This crew can’t even come up with something original. Bill Clinton invented this excuse when the Oklahoma City bombing occurred.
The drought HAS been blamed on our side for years:
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Never let a crisis go to waste!
It is just as possible that this guy was a left-winger who got angry at Rush for saying those things!
Wonder if his weapons were
“Operation Fast and Furious” guns.
"If you shoot people in a theater, you didn't do that, somebody else made that happen."
Trying to smokescreen the fact that the perp is a wannabee Jihadi. Typical of the left.
Yep. I pretty much read this board looking for FACTS and skim fast over the comments - 99.99% of the initial ones are worthless.
Back in the day...for example the COlumbia crash, we had FReepers who actually knew things and even one in Texas who actually saw the thing breaking up.
Today, well, I am reminded of an infinite number of chimpanzees with an infinite number of keyboards.
Way too much emoting and unvarnished hate gets posted.
Time for conservatives who are repeatedly smeared by the media to start filing defamation lawsuits.
aaaaaaahhhhhh so, Grasshopper, I stand corrected.
The looniness of the left is beyond comment. Clearly they need psychological intervention. Fast.
“Going to cheer practice”?
You mean some stupid kid said this stuff?
They really just think the internet is just some sort of playground, dont they?
Bane has also been listed as the villain for this movie for well over two years. Long before Romney was ever known to be the pubby front-runner.
He lives rent free in their heads 24/7/365...............
Breitbart now reporting that the kid is probably a registered democrat, based on new info.
And Ft hood Nidal was a work place incident. FBI and political correctness will lead them to the same.
Lets not let that fact ruin a good narrative.
I have come to understand you can measure someones conservatism in the order of which the media blames them.
1. The Tea Party-I.E. all True Americans
2. Rush Limbaugh
3. Sarah Palin
Good L-rd these people are below contempt.
Was there anyone, anywhere, who was NOT expecting this response?
They still want to label Tea Party as domestic terrorists, if they can ever get one of these wacko shooters to have some affiliation with a tea party group then the govt will go guns blazing against all conservatives. Make no bones about it, we are considered an enemy and they will kill us if they ever get a chance.
Holy coincidence, Batman!
Every bored moron with a Twitter/YouTube/Tumblr/Facebook account feels the need to tell people what they immediately think of anything regardless if it’s remotely true, informed, or coherent. Two examples:
And if it turns out to be wrong? Oh well! They just all slink off and wait for the next thing to mug for.
People need to realize that just because the internet allows the posting of any thought that pops into their head; it doesn't mean it is wise to do so.
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If Rush has as much control over people as the left thinks, we would not have any liberals among us.
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In before the liberals blame Bush and Cheney for the shooting in Colorado.
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