Mainstream Media Downplays
By RICK JENSEN
June 14, 2016
(SitNews) - Violence. Burning cars. Sucker punches. Chanting obscenities and displaying signs with the sort of obscenities that get children punished when they are raised by good parents.
No, I'm not talking about Donald Trump supporters. I'm actually talking about left wingers, who lately are behaving the way they've tried so desperately to portray their Tea Party rivals.
They throw bottles and rocks at police and jump innocent Americans, beating them to the point where they are seen in videos leaving with blood pouring down their faces.
Predictably, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, a Hillary Clinton supporter, blames Trump for the violent behavior.
"At some point Donald Trump needs to take responsibility for the irresponsible behavior of his campaign," Liccardo said.
Think about this for a moment. Supporting Clinton means you can legitimately sucker-punch strangers who wear t-shirts you don't like..
"Videos taken at the scene showed a number of physical confrontations. In one, a supporter wearing a football jersey emblazoned with Mr. Trump's name was pelted with eggs," the New York Times reported.
The "supporter" of whom the Times wrote is actually a woman who was assaulted because she was wearing a shirt emblazoned with the name, "Trump."
The presumed Hillary supporters celebrated their assault on the woman by waving Mexican flags.
Downplaying the fact that men assaulted a woman because of the clothing she is wearing makes the New York Times complicit in approval of the assault.
Drop the mic.
"Outside the event, protesters, some brandishing Mexican flags, clashed violently with Mr. Trump's supporters," downplays the New York Times.
No, New York Times, the protesters and Hillary supporters did not "clash" "with" Trump supporters. They viciously attached them. They mobbed the entrance to the rally and assaulted at least one woman and sucker-punched men.
You may recall that over the years liberals have called the Tea Party racist and violent with no supporting evidence. The Black Caucus accused Tea Partiers of hurling racial slurs at them during a protest against Obamacare
Check the omnipresent youtube videos. No such behavior exists. Did not happen.
Meanwhile, the violent left is in full view and full swing.
I have been a consistent Trump detractor, and with the exception of his idiotic encouragement of rally attendees to punch agitators, I don't think Trump deserves blame for the behavior of others.
Dara Lind of Vox.com is one of them. He writes, "There are Americans to whom Trump poses an existential threat. You don't have to agree with protesters beating up Trump supporters, or even sympathize with them, to understand this. There are people who feel Trump's rise puts their lives in danger. And many people make decisions about what actions are 'appropriate' differently when they feel personally under threat."
Vox and others excuse this violence as a reaction to a perceived existential threat.
Tea Party Americans have recognized the existential threat to our lives posed by a socialist agenda that would destroy our free market society. We see a tyrannical President who, unhappy with the wishes and controls put upon him by citizens, congress and the Supreme Court, issues an extraordinary number of Executive Actions including Executive Orders plus Presidential Memoranda.
The power of these actions exceeds even their number.
Still, the Tea Party Americans don't riot in the streets, throw rocks and bottles at police or beat innocent Democrats walking to a Hillary rally.
Reports are that MoveOn.Org, funded in part by Hillary supporter George Soros, are sending mobs to the streets to stoke violence at Trump rallies.
If they continue this, they will be making your vote in November count as cowering fearfully from these mobs threatening violence if Hillary isn't elected or standing up to them.
© Copyright 2016Rick Jensen,
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Rick Jensen is Delaware's award-winning conservative talk show host on 1150AM WDEL and 93.7FM HD3, Streaming live on WDEL.com from 1pm - 4pm EST.
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