MSM Fawns Over Survivor’s Letter on LV, Will Be Horrified When They Recognize the Words

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In a poignant Facebook post published a day after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing shared a heartfelt message to the victims of the latest shooting that, incidentally, shared much in common with a message President Donald Trump had delivered earlier in the day to all Americans.

“To the victims waking up in a hospital right now wondering how life will ever be the same… I know your pain,” wrote Jeff Bauman, who lost both legs during the Boston Marathon bombing four years ago, according to Boston.com.

“The most important advice I can give is to remember that healing your mind is just as important as healing your physical, visible injuries,” he added in the open letter. “It took me too many years and dark moments to realize that and it is so, so important. You will walk again. You will laugh again. You will dance again. You will live again.”

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Those were beautiful words, of course, and several media outlets — ABC News, the Associated Press — rightly took the time to highlight them.

To those who lost friends and loved ones—I’m so sorry. I know there are no words that can bring comfort but please know…

Posted by Jeff Bauman on Monday, October 2, 2017

Bauman even made an appearance on the “Today” show, where he emphasized the points.

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What’s odd is that when the president delivered a speech Monday afternoon with the same themes and same message, some in the media pounced like wolves, excoriating him for what they claimed was a tone-deaf speech devoid of emotion.

Below are just two examples:

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Are they sure about that? Because their assessments sound nothing like the truth.

Besides calling on everyone to embrace their “common humanity” and stand strong against evil, Trump also reminded Americans in his speech Monday that their love for one another will always triumph over wickedness.

And just as Bauman called on the Las Vegas victims to resist isolating themselves in their pain and sorrow, Trump urged all Americans to join to help in the recovery process.

“We call upon the bonds of citizenship, the ties of community, and the comfort of our common humanity,” he said. “Our unity cannot be shattered by evil, our bonds cannot be broken by violence, and though we feel such great anger, at the senseless murder of our fellow citizens, it is our love that defines us today. And always will. Forever.

“To the families of the victims, we are praying for you and we are here for you,” he added. “And we ask God to help see you through this very dark period.”

Both Bauman’s post and Trump’s speech were brimming with equivalent messages of love, optimism and unity, yet the responses to their respective words have been so starkly different. Why? Could it be Trump Derangement Syndrome?

Either way, I hope most Americans know better than to judge the president by the standards imposed on him by the mainstream media — because as bitter experience has shown, time and time again, the media is almost always full of it.

H/T Independent Journal Review

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