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Dan Gilmore / April 20, 2015

Shooting of Energy Worker Latest in String of Leftist Violence

An employee for HG Energy LLC was checking on a leaking oil well in a West Virginia wildlife management area April 13 when a man dressed in camouflage and black face paint approached his truck, played a recording that said “stop the drilling,” and then shot the employee through the passenger window. The employee grabbed the gun, so it only injured his hand. But the shooting raises the issue of leftist-fueled violence. So often, Noah Rothman writes at Hot Air, the Left quickly pins the blame of any kind of violence, ignoring times when their rhetoric crosses the line. But in reality, leftist ideology has fostered the bombings by the Weathermen group in ‘70s and the attack at the Family Research Council offices in 2013. Clearly, some crunchy granola type got so worked up about protecting “Mother Earth” that he decided to take matters into his own hands. Watch as the Leftmedia ignores this incident, treating it as an isolated incident as they go hunt out the violent fringes of the “vast right-wing conspiracy.” More…

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