Western Journalism has covered the Eric Garner case extensively since a grand jury declined to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo for Garner’s death.
On Thursday, conservative columnist Ann Coulter joined Sean Hannity on his Fox News program to discuss what she believes is the root cause of Garner’s death – government taxes.
“This is nonsense that this had anything to do with race. This is a tax case,” Coulter said. “It was Bloomberg that insists on – we’re going to deploy the police to collect taxes because they need to pay the pensions of their public sector union buddies – Bloomberg starts arresting all these people.”
Coulter also singled out the mainstream media for distracting their viewers:
“And notice which case did the left, did MSNBC, did the New York Times obsess with? Everyone who has seen that tape of Eric Garner says, ‘Oh my gosh, they have five cops for untaxed cigarettes?'” Coulter began. “But that’s not the case the New York Times is interested in. That’s not the case that MSNBC’s interested in.”
“No it’s a guy who’s in Ferguson who’s trying to kill a cop!” Coulter continued. “I mean, the Garner case is almost everything the left falsely said about Mike Brown. He really does seem to be a gentle giant. Oh, he had 31 arrests. Yes, they’re all for selling untaxed cigarettes. Notice that the left wing- you will never see fascism like a liberal trying to collect taxes!”
“Do not stand between a liberal and his taxes because that’s how they pay for their beloved public sector unions and their ridiculous pensions.”
“Now, on the other side of it, they go after the store owners. They are not letting go of that money. So we have cops that should be chasing crack, heroin dealers, gang members, murderers, rapists,” Hannity said. “No, they’re spending their time because the revenue is so great as it relates for tax revenue from cigarettes in New York City.”
“This is the shocking part about this story,” Coulter said. “And to say that this wouldn’t have happened if he was white.”
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