Fox’s Greg Gutfeld Slams Media Hypocrisy on Gun Violence

The press hit the lowest of lows (if that wasn’t already surpassed) when they asserted President Trump was responsible for the mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso. They capitalized on the bigoted, anti-immigrant beliefs held by the El Paso shooter to do so, while evading the leftist ideology of the Dayton killer. On Fox News Tuesday, The Five exposed the stories the liberal media concealed over the weekend in order to further their leftist agenda.

Co-host Greg Gutfeld took aim at the blatant bias revealed by story selection in the press, including their refusal to cover Chicago gun violence and facts pertaining to the Dayton and El Paso shootings that don’t fit their narrative:

 

 

So today, The Boston Globe's headline is; "The hypocrite in chief takes on domestic terror." Now, even if Trump were a hypocrite, he'd be doing more to take on domestic terror than The Boston Globe or any of its siblings in New York, San Francisco or L.A. You want proof, read the papers. The Globe is talking about the El Paso story because it's a horrible mass public shooting, but also the shooter fits the media's desired profile. But just when a reporter or politician points his finger at evil Trump, another event comes along to upset the narrative. Dayton is the other event. It gets less exposure, maybe because the fiend is a leftist.

You can't call Trump a Nazi if all you have to work with is a socialist. So to maintain the storyline about rhetoric, one killer's background matters more than the other and other stories continue to be ignored. While the media was in El Paso, nearly 50 people were shot in Chicago, 7 dead. 42 homicides in the first 28 days of July. It's a fact, the media, us, we choose stories based on explicitness, to get eyeballs. Chicago violence doesn't rate and like the Dayton story it may not reassure the media's point of view. Meanwhile, the media's blanket coverage of one story can influence the future. It's not the only variable, but feeding a spectacle can increase the chances of another one happening. This network doesn't repeat the killer's name for that reason, but it's not the name that matters anyway. These days, it's the political advantage.

The crime epidemic taking place in Chicago is not a situation to be taken lightly. Evidently, the media does not ascribe to this view. Donna Brazil spoke to the dire conditions of the city:

You know the Mayor, Lori Lightfoot, when she was elected, the first thing before she was even sworn in, she went over to the White House and she said to the President, "I'm going to need your help. I'm gonna need your help in fighting the crime. I can't do it alone, the Chicago Police Department." Ninety-six people are murdered every day, hundreds are injured….


Gutfeld shifted the conversation back to the Dayton shooter, who's left-wing ideology has received almost no airtime from the rest of the media.Gutfeld inquired to Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich: “Katie, do you -- when you look at the -- I think they did a press conference on the Dayton shooter's background. It -- maybe it came later because they couldn't get it in time -- it does seem like it's not that important to the media.”

Pavlich unleashed a blistering scorn at the press for their skewed priorities and their efforts to push for all-encompassing solutions to complex problems:

Yeah. The El Paso shooter's been getting a lot more attention than did the Dayton shooter because the narrative has been that the El Paso shooter followed what President Trump said and carried out his massacre. Whereas the Dayton shooter said he wanted to vote for Elizabeth Warren and somehow that's not worthy of as much coverage. Now, they both have their set of facts which are not flattering to either President Trump or Elizabeth Warren but they are irrelevant because Elizabeth Warren and President Trump are not responsible for what that person did. The frustrating thing for me when we hear about this term of epidemic of gun violence and the narrative surrounding it, is that there are one-size-fits-all solutions given to every single problem. So no mass shooting is the same. No crime situation, whether it's in Chicago or Washington D.C is the same and they all need different types of solutions based on the current situation. What happened in Parkland, Florida had a different set of facts than what happened in Dayton. Now, it's tough when you're talking about federal regulations that go against not just the Second Amendment but the First Amendment, the Fourth Amendment, the Fifth Amendment. You can go on and on but the media doesn't seem to have any interest in properly talking about these things based in fact and to cover them equally and fairly because they have an agenda.

The ability to manipulate any story into a left-wing talking point is a talent most in the liberal media possess.

Transcript below: 

The Five

8/6/19

5:14:55 PM

GREG GUTFELD: So today, The Boston Globe's headline is; "The hypocrite in chief takes on domestic terror." Now, even if Trump were a hypocrite, he'd be doing more to take on domestic terror than The Boston Globe or any of its siblings in New York, San Francisco or L.A. You want proof, read the papers. The Globe is talking about the El Paso story because it's a horrible mass public shooting, but also the shooter fits the media's desired profile. But just when a reporter or politician points his finger at evil Trump, another event comes along to upset the narrative. Dayton is the other event. It gets less exposure, maybe because the fiend is a leftist. You can't call Trump a Nazi if all you have to work with is a socialist. So to maintain the storyline about rhetoric, one killer's background matters more than the other and other stories continue to be ignored. While the media was in El Paso, nearly 50 people were shot in Chicago, 7 dead. 42 homicides in the first 28 days of July. It's a fact, the media, us, we choose stories based on explicitness, to get eyeballs. Chicago violence doesn't rate and like the Dayton story it may not reassure the media's point of view. Meanwhile, the media's blanket coverage of one story can influence the future. It's not the only variable, but feeding a spectacle can increase the chances of another one happening. This network doesn't repeat the killer's name for that reason, but it's not the name that matters anyway. These days, it's the political advantage. So, I'm so tired. This story just makes me ill, but Chicago seems to be, Donna, the story that is often ignored because it's accepted, I guess, by the media or it just doesn't happen at once, it happens over time.

DONNA BRAZILE: You know the Mayor, Lori Lightfoot, when she was elected, the first thing before she was even sworn in, she went over to the White House and she said to the President, "I'm going to need your help. I'm gonna need your help in fighting the crime. I can't do it alone, the Chicago Police Department." Ninety-six people are murdered everyday, hundreds are injured, not just in America's big cities. Everywhere. I mean, we are not immune to gun violence in this country. In fact, 35, 000 people a year and there are now some foreign countries issuing warnings. I think Japan was the latest today, Venezuela came up the other day and I'm like really.

GUTFELD [LAUGHS]: Venezuela.

BRAZILE: But they are issuing warnings about -- a travel advisory about people coming to the United States. This is an epidemic, as I said earlier, that we all need to tackle, we need to handle it. Just this past weekend, I've never been able to say this in my life although I grew up in a city, one of my cousins was shot by a stray bullet. Luckily she survived, she's nine years old. But she's going to have to go through months of therapy. This happens. And it hurts. Not just when we politicize it, but we are destroying lives. And people are afraid to go out.

DANA PERINO: And that was a stray bullet, right?

BRAZILE: A stray bullet.

GUTFELD: Katie, do you -- when you look at the -- I think they did a press conference on the Dayton shooter's background. It -- maybe it came later because they couldn't get it in time -- it does seem like it's not that important to the media.

KATIE PAVLICH: Yeah. The El Paso shooter's been getting a lot more attention than did the Dayton shooter because the narrative has been that the El Paso shooter followed what President Trump said and carried out his massacre. Whereas the Dayton shooter said he wanted to vote for Elizabeth Warren and somehow that's not worthy of as much coverage. Now, they both have their set of facts which are not flattering to either President Trump or Elizabeth Warren but they are irrelevant because Elizabeth Warren and President Trump are not responsible for what that person did. The frustrating thing for me when we hear about this term of epidemic of gun violence and the narrative surrounding it, is that there are one-size-fits-all solutions given to every single problem. So no mass shooting is the same. No crime situation, whether it's in Chicago or Washington D.C is the same and they all need different types of solutions based on the current situation. What happened in Parkland, Florida had a different set of facts than what happened in Dayton. Now, it's tough when you're talking about federal regulations that go against not just the Second Amendment but the First Amendment, the Fourth Amendment, the Fifth Amendment. You can go on and on but the media doesn't seem to have any interest in properly talking about these things based in fact and to cover them equally and fairly because they have an agenda.

 

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