Column: Abolish the Cops, Abolish the Prisons -- What's Next?
Radicalism in America’s largest cities seems impervious to reason. Consider this headline in the Minneapolis Star Tribune: “Despite a wave of violence, Minneapolis 'defund police' effort continues: An influential bloc of City Council members is pressing ahead with plans to dismantle the department as a monthlong eruption of gunfire sent tremors through neighborhoods.” …
Stephanopoulos Touts Demands to Abolish Police to Minneapolis Mayor
After letting rioters burn down his city, Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey came under fire from left-wing activists this week after he wouldn’t support the calls to defund and abolish his city’s police department. On Good Morning America Monday, the Democrat mayor faced more pushback from ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos to bow to the far-left’s radical demands.
#Woke CBS News Says Protests ‘Underscore Worsening Racial Wealth Gaps’
The news media are trying to rationalize violent riots. CBS News published a piece headlined, “Protests underscore worsening racial wealth gaps: ‘Justifiable anger.’” Authors Aimee Picchi and Irina Ivanova exploited the murder of George Floyd to suggest that the “nationwide protests” have also drawn “attention to the stark socioeconomic differences between black and white Americans…
NYTimes Hits Rush & Co. on Floyd: ‘Conservative Media Outrage Machine'
Sunday’s New York Times tried to put “law and order conservatives,” not liberal riot supporters, on the defensive in the violent aftermath of the unjust death under police custody of George Floyd in Minneapolis: “Floyd Case Presents Ideological Challenge for Law-and-Order Conservatives.” The text box: “Even Limbaugh and Pirro can’t defend an officer’s actions.”
MSNBC Host Hints Rioters No Worse Than Pro-Trump Protesters
On Saturday morning, MSNBC weekend anchor Kendis Gibson had difficulty seeing a difference between peaceful anti-lockdown protesters in Michigan and violent protesters in Minnesota who are looting and committing arson -- other than a racial difference -- as he fretted over President Donald Trump condemning one, but not the other.
NY Times Says Pandemic Should Stop 'Me First' Conservatism
The New York Times lead National “news” story on Friday was a full-page opinionated attack on conservatives by NewsBusters regular Jeremy Peters, who once again used the coronavirus pandemic as a cudgel: “‘The Crisis of 2020,’ Predicted in 1991: What’s Next?” Peters first marveled at how the 1991 book “Generations” by William Strauss and Neil Howe, “which introduced a provocative theory that…