If members of the extreme left of the Democrat Party who promote violence against conservatives are being condemned by Trump and his buddies in the so-called conservative media for being “uncivil,” why aren’t they condemning those who support Trump and promote violence against the left?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2018
In Trump’s case, the answer is pretty clear; he’s okay with violence when it’s done in his name or when it’s used against his political enemies. For example, he recently praised a pro-Trump Montana Congressman who physically assaulted Trump’s #1 political enemy, the news media.
While such hypocrisy is to be expected from the man who built his presidency using double standards, it’s becoming a destructive trend of those in media who claim to champion conservative values.
Co-founder of Vice Media and Vice Magazine and the host of CRTV’s Get Off My Lawn, Gavin McInnes is also the founder of the far-right group, The Proud Boys. McInnes, like pretty much everyone else at CRTV, is adamantly pro-Trump. And like Trump, he and the Boys aren’t averse to using violence against those they see as their enemies. In fact, he thinks Trump supporters should be more violent. (Language warning)
McInnes is a guy who means what he says. A little over a week ago, he spoke at a pro-Trump event to “celebrate” the 1960 murder of a Japanese socialist. Afterward, a group of Proud Boys violently attacked three people they identified as ANTIFA.
Meanwhile, Trump Pravda’s coverage of the attacks blamed ANTIFA for wielding swords and committing acts of violence using a video segment that featured a man with a sword. That man? Gavin McInnes.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 13, 2018
In an article on The Heritage Foundation’s “conservative” news platform The Daily Signal a few days after these events, a plea was made for “the calls for violence to be denounced.” However, just like Trump and most of the conservative media, the article penned by former president of The Heritage Foundation Ed Feulner blamed people like Eric Holder and Rep. Maxine Waters while making no mention of people like McInnes.
Attacking left-wing extremists by tweeting #JobsNotMobs might be a clever election-year ploy for votes, but it’s a clear display of the lies and hypocrisy we’ve come to accept as normal from the man who once claimed he could shoot someone and not lose his supporters.
Originally posted on StridentConservative.com.
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