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

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:

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

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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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