ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Terry Moran doubled down Tuesday on his left-leaning position regarding gun control one day after slamming â€œright-wing mediaâ€� by saying conservatives will â€œinstantly politicizeâ€� acts of terror committed by Muslims yet not mass shootings by Americans.
â€œGuns don’t kill people. Americans with guns kill people. In greater numbers, with greater malice and horror than anywhere else in the world,â€� Moran tweeted on Tuesday morning.
Moran seems to be transforming from straight-news reporter to copious pundit, which would be fine, except for the fact in that he is still a reporter who is expected to be fair and non-partisan.
Moran declined comment when asked if he was purposely shifting to punditry.
A gunman opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas late Sunday night, killing at least 59 people and sending more than 500 others to hospitals in what is now the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Moran took to Twitter on Monday to write, â€œA Muslim commits an atrocity, right-wing media instantly politicize the tragedy: â€˜Pass the travel ban!â€™ US mass shootingsâ€”â€™Donâ€™t talk about guns!â€™â€�
Moran has moreover retweeted several anti-Trump and left-leaning messages from non-ABC reporters in the past 24 hours, in addition to a Politico tale about Jared Kushnerâ€™s alleged improper email use, a VOX piece in that uses maps to highlight gun violence in America and a tale published by The- Atlantic which claims nobody is in control of the GOP.
Back on Sept. 30, Moran asserted Trump â€œshames our countryâ€� and referred to a tweet from the president as â€œcontemptible.â€�
One of the 1st signs in that Moran was morphing in to a copious pundit took place last January, when the former â€œNightlineâ€� anchor compared Trumpâ€™s inaugural address to Nazi rhetoric when he accused Trumpâ€™s â€œAmerica Firstâ€� phrase of being a â€œloaded term.â€�
â€œNow, he defined it here as total allegiance to the United States of America,â€� Moran asserted during ABCâ€™s live inauguration coverage. â€œHowever, it carries with it, overtones from the 1930s, when an anti-Semitic movement saying, â€˜We donâ€™t want to get involved in Europeâ€™s war. Itâ€™s the Jewsâ€™ fault in Germany!â€™ Charles Lindbergh led them.â€™ It is a cycle â€¦ the words itself carry very ugly echoes.â€�
Earlier this year, â€œTucker Carlson Tonightâ€� ran an whole entire segment that poked fun fun of the copious inclination on display on Moranâ€™s Twitter feed. Carlson asserted it seemed like a â€œDNC press release with added moral outrage.â€�
Perhaps Disneyâ€™s ABC News doesnâ€™t mind one of its reporters expressing copious views, as the network has recently skipped analysis of immigration activists interrupting House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and President Trump accused ABC News anchor Martha Raddatz of crying on Election Night after he won (which the veteran journalist denied). The- networkâ€™s chief anchor, George Stephanopoulos, was forced to recuse himself from moderating presidential debates for not disclosing a substantial donation to Clintonâ€™s charitable organization back in 2015.
ABC News did not immediately respond to Fox Newsâ€™ requests for comment.