Mollie Hemingway Calls Out Media’s Double Standard on Riots and Violence

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In the aftermath of the seditious acts of some Trump supporters in storming the Capitol building while they grotesquely chanted “hang Mike Pence,” the liberal media insisted the double standard in the situation came from Capitol Police (suggesting they were harsher on Black Lives Matter). But During Sunday’s MediaBuzz on Fox News, Federalist editor Mollie Hemingway called out the media for their double standard in their rhetoric and coverage of the “summer of rage” featuring mass BLM and Antifa violence.

In his request for her thoughts on the matter, host Howard Kurtz noted “many pundits now are claiming vindication saying we’ve been telling you for four years that President Trump was dangerous…”

“Right, well, what I was thinking of earlier too is that people aren’t putting enough blame on other people as well and the media. Because this is a media show, I think we need to talk about what they did to contribute to the situation as well,” she chided the left.

From there, Hemingway recalled how, for years and years, the liberal media were permissive of leftist groups who would storm and occupy state Capitol buildings, attack other government buildings, and disrupt proceedings:

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The media have generally praised takeovers from state capitols whether that was in Wisconsin in 2011, Texas in 2013, which they widely praised. Also, the attacks of the Kavanaugh confirmation process, in which the media and Democrats actually encouraged the disruption of the proceedings there, the attack on the Supreme Court. Not to mention this entire summer of rage that we saw. The media not just coddling but enabling and supporting.

And other people such as Democrats working to bailout rioters who took over cities, dozens of people that were killed, there was billions of dollars in damage, there were attacks on federal courthouses, federal buildings, state and local buildings, churches, businesses.

“These are things that the media generally encouraged. It took months to get anybody on the left to condemn them and the media kept saying, ‘you have to listen to what people have to say.’” She explained. “Basically saying, if you want to be heard, violence is an appropriate way to go about doing that. That also contributes to it.”

And she had a point. Over the summer was saw CNN host Chris Cuomo actually defended the violence by demanding we “show me where it says that protesters are supposed to be polite and peaceful.” And after the election, he threatened the lives of Republican lawmakers by declaring “they are going to lose way more than this election.”

Hemingway also teed off on the Big Tech companies for, as she put it, trying to crack down on their political opponents:

The response to this is terrifying. What’s happening with Twitter, big-tech oligarchs work to suppress any political opposition. Working on the day that Democrats get complete control of Washington, D.C. with the Senate. This is something that is a massive story. The media seem to generally cheerleading this as well.

“It’s almost a collusion between big media, big tech, and the Democratic Party to completely wipe out a political movement that has 75 million Americans in it,” she surmised.

The transcript is below, click “expand” to read:

Fox News Channel’s MediaBuzz
January 10, 2021
11:08:00 a.m. Eastern

(…)

HOWARD KURTZ: One is that many pundits now are claiming vindication saying we’ve been telling you for four years that President Trump was dangerous, like your thoughts on that and we’ll talk about this in another segment, but brief comments on Twitter taking the step of permanently banning Donald Trump?

MOLLIE HEMINGWAY: Right, well, what I was thinking of earlier too is that people aren’t putting enough blame on other people as well and the media. Because this is a media show, I think we need to talk about what they did to contribute to the situation as well.

The media have generally praised takeovers from state capitols whether that was in Wisconsin in 2011, Texas in 2013, which they widely praised. Also, the attacks of the Kavanaugh confirmation process, in which the media and Democrats actually encouraged the disruption of the proceedings there, the attack on Supreme Court. Not to mention this entire summer of rage that we saw. The media not just coddling but enabling and supporting.

And other people such as Democrats working to bailout rioters who took over cities, dozens of people that were killed, there was billions of dollars in damage, there were attacks on federal courthouses, federal buildings, state and local buildings, churches, businesses.

These are things that the media generally encouraged. It took months to get anybody on the left to condemn them and the media kept saying, ‘you have to listen to what people have to say.’ Basically saying, if you want to be heard, violence is an appropriate way to go about doing that. That also contributes to it.

The response to this is terrifying. What’s happening with Twitter, big-tech oligarchs work to suppress any political opposition. Working on the day that Democrats get complete control of Washington, D.C. with the Senate. This is something that is a massive story. The media seem to generally cheerleading this as well. It’s almost a collusion between big media, big tech, and the Democratic Party to completely wipe out a political movement that has 75 million Americans in it.

(…)

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4 Comments

  1. Is there a double standard in the media. Two words – hell yes. These comment are NOT meant to condone the takeover of the Capital. The actions of last week are not how you make your opinions known. But neither is burning small businesses, shooting people trying to protect THEIR property, and destroying public building. The media is so hellbent in making Trump look evil they will tilt their output and even lie.

    The corrupt media has their agenda and a stranglehold on where people get their information. I’m not calling it news since most of what is coming from the MSM is littered with commentary all shifted to the Left.

  2. This goes beyond Trump and what happened on Jan 6th. For decades, democrats and the media have manufactured lies and outrage, to foment anger and hatred against any person or group of people who doesn’t adhere to liberal orthodoxy and conform to their ideals. As the opposition party, Republicans and conservatives have born the brunt of their hostility for years.

    In their attempts to marginalize the opposition, Democrats have spent decades creating a caricature of Republicans and conservatives, not just as wrong or ill informed people, but as pure evil, unworthy of any kind of association. There hasn’t been a Republican president or candidate who hasn’t been maligned or attacked as a racist, misogynist, homophobe or xenophobe.

    This includes every Republican, going back to Barry Goldwater, when democrats made the deliberate decision to rewrite the racist history of their party. In this effort, they assigned collective guilt to all of America, especially Republicans, to distract from the sins they’ve embraced and perpetuated.

    It is because of this rhetoric and vitriol, especially over the last four years, that republicans and conservatives have been openly attacked—in the streets, in restaurants, at college and baseball fields, and even at home. Democrats, and the media, have created a genuine contempt for anybody who doesn’t think like they do.

    When Congressman Steve Scalise was shot and almost killed, instead of condemnation, pundits on CNN marginalized and even excused the violent attack. They claimed Scalise’s public policy positions on issues like Immigration and Gay Marriage contributed to an atmosphere of hate. In other words, democrats and the media will no longer tolerate dissent or differences in public opinion and policy. Those who don’t conform are “evil” and even unworthy of debate.

    This is the criminalization of conservatism, and it has been going on for decades. Whether it’s Gay Marriage and the military, or travel bans, or The Wall and immigration, Democrats and the media have lied about facts, and misrepresented their own previous position on these policies. It is the constant hypocrisy of accusing conservatives of deeds they have done that people are sick of.

    This is what democrats have used to turn Republicans and conservatives into “evil” people, rather than people they can disagree with. It is what they have used to stifle debate, and attack anyone who dares question the liberal agenda. It is exactly what they are doing today, as they censor and dox any person who contradicts the liberal narrative.

    It is this continued failure to recognize their role in creating this hate and chaos that makes democrats and the media the real danger to this country. What’s worse is they continue to double-down on stupid, thinking they are going to exploit recent events to further restrict conservative speech and ideals. If they keep this up, Jan 6th will be a day of remembrance for a different reason.

  3. It wasnt trump supporters who started the riots on the 6th. It was Antifa. Check the photos, the brainwashed masses who believe whatever lies the media feeds them are just to plain stupid to see it. How many pic of that idiot wearing the viking hat did we see in all the antifa violence in the past year or so. Same hat, same tattoos same guy. Period.
    This is what gets me. The psychopathic democrats believe that there followers are so stupid that there is no way they will put 2 and 2 together and figure out that they are just pieces of garbage to them. I try and try to show them proof of what their party is doing and they refuse to see it.

  4. Why isn’t George Soros and other foundations investigated for treason and supporting rioters.
    The media should be investigated for their comments and reporting.

    1 why can’t we have term limits.
    2 if public officials make over $1 million in one year They should go through an audit.
    3 public officials should not Be able to give themselves a raise. It should be voted on by the American people.
    This would be a good start……

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