With a lot of help from the media, perfectly sane liberals now feel empowered to go out and commit violence in defense of their political beliefs. Democrats like Eric Holder contribute too when they says things like “When they go low, we kick them.” But that pales in comparison to media outlets like CNN, New York Times, Washington Post and MSNBC actually 1) inspiring and 2) enabling violent behavior from the Left.
Here’s what I mean…
HOW THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA INSPIRES LEFTIST VIOLENCE
As the electorate becomes more informed and less dependent on the mainstream media to tell them what and how to think, the bias and partisanship of that mainstream media is becoming much easier to spot. Few if any honest onlookers remain who will refute the reality: NBC, ABC, CBS — and certainly CNN, MSNBC, New York Times and Washington Post are all flagrantly partisan to the left. It was like that before President Trump and it will be that way after him, but it’s particularly pronounced during his Presidency because he’s the first powerful elected Republican to unabashedly call the media out for their bias. (He also promised to “Drain The Swamp” and, candidly, most of those media outlets are nothing more than parasites in that swamp. So their very existence hinges on President Trump failing, and they’re doing everything they can to make that happen.)
But they’ve got an obvious liberal bias, and nobody really refutes that anymore. They come at every story from a left-minded perspective, as demonstrated in this short clip…
And because they’re so threatened by President Trump, they’ve turned their dial up to 11. All day, every day on CNN and MSNBC you’ll find a panel of people sitting around insisting that President Trump is a racist, a rapist, a Russian spy, or literally insane. Go find any group of two or more writers from NYT or WaPo having a conversation on social media, and they’ll be doing the same thing. It’s all day and it’s every day and it’s non-stop, and it’s been that way for nearly 2 solid years.
President Trump’s supporters, of course, see right through it. We know it’s just partisan spin and we pay it very little mind. Even when they’re attacking us directly, which they do regularly, we don’t even care anymore. And that’s a big reason why the mainstream media has lost so much of the power it once held.
But President Trump’s opponents, particularly those in the grassroots, believe every word of it. They hear Jake Tapper, Chuck Todd and all the rest on CNN and MSNBC — not to mention Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, etc — spend all day and night accusing President Trump of the most horrific social and political crimes against humanity, and they believe it. And the frustration that many of those viewers and readers feel boils over, and it becomes rage. And that rage stays with them as they try to drive a political opponent off the road. Or as they step out their front door, snap, and decide to go physically assault a US Senator who is mowing his lawn. Or as they form mobs intent on stalking, harassing and threatening elected Republicans. Or put on masks and go to political opponents’ events armed to the teeth with weapons of crass destruction and fully intent on violently attacking those with whom they disagree. Or as they methodically plot how they’re going to go kill a bunch of elected Republicans during a baseball practice. Or blow themselves up with a 200 pound bomb in Washington DC on election day.
These people were mad that President Trump won. But most of them didn’t become enraged until the media inspired them with a constant onslaught of lies and fear-mongering about President Trump and his supporters.
HOW THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA ENABLES LEFTIST VIOLENCE
I’m not sure if it’s simply as bad or worse — but after inspiring their allies in The Resistance to become enraged and act out violently, the media then enables that violence by refusing to report on it fairly, accurately or sometimes at all.
Just in the last day we saw two CNN anchors nearly have nervous breakdowns when a guest suggested that a large group of angry Democrats behaving badly could be called a “mob.”
Even Eric Holder’s recent comment (“When they go low, we kick them!”) was buried by NPR in yet another “Republicans Seize” narrative…
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
The real problem is that the media doesn’t even report on most of the violence. And if they do it’s either in passing (just a few words so they can claim they covered it), or it’s packaged as part of a larger problem that both sides are to blame for and guilty of.
It’s not part of a larger problem that both sides are to blame for and guilty of.
It’s a problem coming almost entirely from the Left that the media is largely to blame for.
Our nation is witnessing a constant stream of violence coming from the grassroots left, and the media refuses to report that reality. The violence is in fact becoming normalized. Our nation is beginning to just accept it. Instead of being outraged by it or encouraging better, we hear these stories and see these videos and just hope we’re not with our families when it happens to one of us. And I can attest to that because I’m that Trump supporter who isn’t even shocked anymore when I see or read about liberals violently attacking people with whom they disagree politically.
I’ve shared dozens of examples of left-on-right violence in other pieces and am not going to use space here to rehash it all. If you want to see the videos and read the examples for yourself, I’ll link the other pieces at the end in the “RELATED” section.
The point of this piece is to reinforce the media’s role in both inspiring and enabling that violence.
The anti-Trump mainstream media spend every minute of every day telling their allies in The Resistance that President Trump and his supporters are dangerous, hateful, racist, violent threats to everything and everyone. And then when their viewers and readers respond by attacking Trump supporters violently — the media either doesn’t report it all, reports it only in passing, or reports it dishonestly as part of a larger problem that plagues both sides.
The media inspires and enables violence against President Trump and his supporters. And anyone who’s paying attention can see that a mile away.
THE SCARIEST PART IS THAT VIOLENT LIBERALS IN 2018 ARE PERFECTLY SANE
The scariest part about all of this isn’t the media’s role. The scariest part is that there was a time not long ago when we could safely dismiss those who commit politically-motivated violence as being “crazy.” But those days are long gone.
The single most under-appreciated aspect of the now-normalized liberal violence that we see today, as inspired and enabled by the media, is that the people who are committing that violence are for all practical purposes “sane.” They’re entirely lucid. They’re not “crazies.” They’re hardcore political activists who know exactly what they’re doing, and feel both entitled and noble in their efforts.
This is what the media is creating.
Thanks to the 24×7 onslaught of the media’s insistence that President Trump and his supporters are evil incarnate who must be stopped if humanity has any chance at all for survival, their audiences — the grassroots left — feel it’s not only their right to attack violently, but their duty. And they’re not insane. To the contrary, most of them would tell you they’ve never felt so lucid or clear in their lives. They’re acting on what they believe to be both duty and honor-bound nobility. That is the most unsettling part. And as the media continues their enabling of the violence, that’s an aspect of this terrible story that they’ll certainly never tell you.
It’s no longer “crazies” who are out there doing crazy things. Thanks to the biased media who have abandoned all principle and any semblance of objectivity, it’s now perfectly lucid Americans who feel it’s their duty to go hurt people who support President Trump. And that terrifying reality deserves a lot more focus than it will probably ever get.
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