The monster in Buffalo, New York, who murdered 10 people is, according to the left-wing political class, a direct result of Fox News and Tucker Carlson. Why? Because it’s politically expedient to connect a few disparate dots to blame your political opponents than it is to accurately quote what he’s said himself. When truth isn’t on your side, make it up. That’s what the left is doing, it’s what the left has always done.
Remember James Hodgkinson? I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t. He’s the monster who tried to murder as many Republicans as possible on the baseball field in 2017 because he believed Democrat talking points about how Republican health care plans would be responsible for 10,000 deaths per year. A devout “Bernie Bro,” Hodgkinson was pretty explicit as to why he was attempting murder. The left-wing media believed him and quickly dropped the story, losing interest before Representative Steve Scalise was off life support.
Once a story does not fit a liberal narrative, or can no longer be twisted into one, the media moves on. Remember the bomb threats called in to Jewish Community Centers around the time of the 2016 election? Leftists blame Donald Trump for “stirring up hate,” even though his daughter and son-in-law were Jewish. When, a few months later, a liberal former reporter who happened to be black was arrested for making a bunch of those calls, the story disappeared. It was no longer useful to the left.
That brings up to Buffalo. I would say that brings us to Buffalo and Laguna Woods, California, but that shooting was perpetrated by an Asian man so the media immediately lost interest and has already been memory-holed.
The Buffalo shooter wrote a manifesto citing his racism as well as anti-Semitism and environmentalism as leading to his heinous actions. His opposition to illegal immigration embraced by Democrats is cited at “proof” he’s a Fox News monster! The people making that charge conveniently forget everything else he wrote.
That’s how they’re trying to blame Tucker and Fox – because he opposed illegal immigration. To make that case you have to ignore everything else he wrote, where he declared himself to be of the “authoritarian left.” With his environmentalism and hatred of Jews he could’ve easily been a member of The Squad. But that wouldn’t help Democrats, so something else was needed. And Democrats never let a good crisis go to waste. (Glenn Greenwald goes into great detail with all of this, I highly recommend you check it out.)
So, what is it that Tucker and Fox are alleged to have done? It turns out all they did was take liberals at their word. Granted, their word isn’t worth the bad breath it is delivered on, but still…
“It’s the most racist thing ever!” You must take everything leftists say not just with a grain of salt but with a salt lick. And nothing they say, aside from maybe their love of country and desire to “work across the aisle,” is more hypocritical and fraudulent than the idea that Democrats support open borders because they want to replace American voters with a more-loyal group is racist. There was a time when Democrats bragged about it being the end of the Republican Party.
Just after the 2020 election I wrote a column entitled, “Demographics Are Not Destiny,” to contradict what Democrats had been screaming for decades – that “the browning of the country would be the death of the GOP.” It’s funny how they “forget” what they espoused, bragged about, really, for 20+ years as soon as it becomes inconvenient or politically advantageous to do so.
Back then, reminding everyone what leftists had been espousing, I wrote, “In a piece entitled, ‘The Relentless Shrinking of Trump’s Base,’ the New York Times reported just last month how a ‘steady decline in white voters without college degrees’ would spell doom for Trump and Republicans. George Will at the Washington Post, someone I used to respect, similarly wrote in a column called, ‘The coming decade of Democratic dominance,’ that ‘Demographic arithmetic is also discouraging for Trump. There are more than 5 million fewer members of his core constituency — Whites without college degrees — than there were four years ago. And there are more than 13 million more minority and college-educated White eligible voters than in 2016.’”
Will, like every other progressive leftist, was declaring the death of the Republican Party. They were doing so happily because they despised Donald Trump, but they weren’t doing it because of Trump. The political establishment has been declaring the GOP on the verge of dead almost my entire life, and always because of “shifting demographics.” The fact that it never happened didn’t stop Democrats from asserting it.
In 2013, the Center for American Progress ran a piece entitled, “Immigration Is Changing the Political Landscape in Key States.” The subtitle reads, “Supporting real immigration reform that contains a pathway to citizenship for our nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants is the only way to maintain electoral strength in the future.”
A pathway to citizenship was always part of the left’s plan, they need the voters for “the only way to maintain electoral strength in the future.” What else would you call that other than what Tucker calls it?
Ana Navarro, the chunky pseudo-Republican on The View, went viral with a rant calling for a boycott of all things Fox over Buffalo. In 2013, before it became profitable to pretend otherwise, Navarro was a fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He held seminars under the theme of , “Old, White, Straight, Male Voters Ain't What They Used to Be with Ana Navarro.”
In the description of the various seminars on the subject, it reads, “The demographic trends show that the minority vote in the United States will continue to grow in numbers and influence. Unless you are under the influence of hallucinogens, it is hard to imagine future scenarios were the Republican Party can win national elections…”
Navarro, ever the race-baiter, said in 2016, “It would be sweet, sweet justice if tonight it was the Latino vote that defeated Donald Trump.”
It’s weird how all these proponents of the idea of demographics being destiny have amnesia about their past behaviors when the liberal narrative flips 180 degrees. All honestly goes the way of the Dodo once a new weapon is being forged against Fox News and Tucker Carlson, I guess.
Unfortunately for the left, while the memories of their supports seem to reset whenever needed, the Internet is Pepperidge Farms – it remembers, forever. And that memory shows these leftists are the worst kind of hypocrites who, if we were to hold them to their own standards, are the actual cause of the problems they decry.
Derek Hunter is the host of a free daily podcast (subscribe!), host of a daily nationally syndicated radio show, and author of the book, Outrage, INC., which exposes how liberals use fear and hatred to manipulate the masses, and host of the weekly “Week in F*cking Review” podcast where the news is spoken about the way it deserves to be. Follow him on Twitter at @DerekAHunter