Fox News’ Megyn Kelly recently slammed the media for its blatant double standard on how it has reported on the tea party movement–constantly calling it “dangerous”–and how it is now reporting on the race-based “Black Lives Matter” by calling it a righteous social justice movement–even though it has spawned riots, property destruction and murders.
As the body count of murdered policemen continues to grow across America and as riots and violence spreads, many are starting to see the connection between the hate-filled rhetoric of the “Black Lives Matter” movement and this wave of crime and violence. But many in the media have refused to even question the overheated rhetoric of Black Lives Matter, even as those same pundits viciously attacked the tea party despite a total lack of negative actions by its members.
Kelly called out this absurd reaction by the media establishment when liberal Fox News contributor Richard Fowler gave excuse after excuse on Kelly’s show for the Black Lives Matter groups.
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“Richard,” Kelly began, “the people on the left we just showed were very quick to blame violence that happened in the country on what they alleged were a couple of tea party comments that they found to be racist or incendiary. Why are they not as outraged now when, as you point out, ‘Okay, maybe it was just Minnesota, maybe it was just those new black panthers–maybe it’s just that one roasted pig,’ but suddenly, the actions of a few do not apply to the many. Why the double standard?”
Fowler refused to entertain the point and went on to claim that Black Lives Matter operatives are “non-violent” and that “all they want to do is end the disparities.”
But the fact is no tea party group ever sponsored a riot, ever destroyed their neighborhood, ever chanted that they wanted to kill cops or fry them like “pigs in a blanket,” or ever said that only the lives of one race matter.
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Kelly is exactly right, of course. Nearly everyone in the old media establishment slammed the tea party, calling them racist (despite the fact that no race-based comments were made by tea partiers), saying they were dangerous (despite the fact that no riots or destruction were ever sponsored by the tea party), and attacking them as disruptive to the nation and our political system (even though the tea party groups endeavored to organize and do things within the political system and not act like a rioting, angry mob).
And yet, we have real, tangible violence – even murders – tied directly to Black Lives Matter and the media refuses to even suggest a link.
Posted by Western Journalism Video on Thursday, September 3, 2015
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