Right now, the dentist who killed Cecil the Lion is likely the single most hated person on the Internet — an accomplished feat that he paid $54,000 for the pleasure of having. However, according to Marco Rubio, that’s small beans compared to the heavily doctored Planned Parenthood footage that began making the rounds earlier in the month.
Pay Attention To The Faux Outrage
The heavily doctored footage began making its rounds earlier in the month, and despite it being decried as shady and associated with a right-wing terrorist group, the right-wing nevertheless took it and ran.
It resounded within their own echo chamber but it scarcely made an imprint on the mainstream. Since children dislike being ignored, the right-wing began lashing out against others for “stealing the attention” away from their pet story — their first target was Donald Trump, but recently, Marco Rubio has joined the fray, shooting down the outrage over dentist Walter Palmer killing Cecil the lion because nobody cares about his pet story.
Walter Palmer killed Cecil the lion during a supervised hunt in Zimbabwe. Palmer attempted to clarify the hunt, saying, “I had no idea that the lion I took was a known, local favorite, was collared and part of a study until the end of the hunt.”
Marco Rubio, GOP candidate for 2016, however, didn’t care about some lion. Not when there’s fake outrage to be had. On July 29, he let the world know of his disapproval via his Twitter account:
“Look at all this outrage over a dead lion, but where is all the outrage over the planned parenthood dead babies.”
Of course, the right-wing group behind it, the Center for Medical “Progress,” released another heavily doctored video yesterday and Republicans have rushed to cut funding to the only inner city healthcare provider that many Americans have access to.
Good, upright Christians — punish everyone because of their fake outrage over a surgical procedure.
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