Democrats and their media allies’ relentless attacks on conservatives, including the conservatives who work at Fox News, are highly irresponsible and potentially dangerous, the co-hosts of FNC’s “The Five” argued Tuesday.
They issued the statements a day after far-left activists congregated outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s home and called for him to be stabbed in the heart — and hours after Democrat Rep. Joaquin Castro purposefully posted the names and employers of President Donald Trump’s top San-Antonio-based donors to Twitter.
Listen to the whole discussion below:
Source: Fox News
Co-host Dana Perino started the discussion by specifically addressing Castro’s actions.
“That seems like a dangerous thing to do, Greg,” she said to fellow co-host Greg Gutfeld.
“I believe so. … The Castro campaign, they are basically normalizing doxing and intimidation tactics. Will they have blood on their hands? There are people who are going to do this to you and to us at some point, because we will be demonized,” Gutfeld replied.
Even the show’s resident left-winger, former Democrat National Committee chair Donna Brazile, seemingly agreed, saying, “This is a tactic that people are using in this ‘polarized environment’ to kind of call people out. I think it’s the wrong way to do this.”
Yet these actions are being condoned by some members of the media, including Brazile, amazingly enough (it appears she’s more two-faced than a coin):
This is a matter of public record. Anyone who donates over 200.00 to a federal campaign is often listed.
— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) August 6, 2019
You. Can. Go. Look. At. It. Now.
— Michelangelo Signorile (@MSignorile) August 7, 2019
One last comment before I say goodnight to the pearl-clutchers: I keep seeing people who know better calling this doxxing. The current definition of doxxing – I’ve been doxxed – is putting someone’s address on social media. That’s not what @Castro4Congress did here. Breathe. https://t.co/HzQ70Mt4cT
— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) August 7, 2019
This Is Highly Irresponsible. Why Are Some in the Media Defending It? https://t.co/hQSoKgHoSF
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) August 7, 2019
Regarding the death threats that McConnell received — and that many in the media, including CNN, have completely ignored — co-host Jesse Watters predicted that the media’s responsible would have been entirely different had protesters showed up outside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home.
“Imagine if MAGA-hat-wearing supporters surrounded Nancy’s palace in San Francisco and chanted the things they chanted,” he said. “Every single senator and congressman would be confronted by a media member and told you have to condemn this. It’d be all over the headlines, it’d be all over the network news cycle, and this is being buried.”
Yet no such questions have been posed to Democrat members of Congress, including socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and anti-Semitic Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, both of whom have a rich history of smearing congressional Republicans, including McConnell.
On Monday, hours before the protest outside the majority leader’s home, AOC falsely accused McConnell of defending a group of boys who’d posed with a cutout of her and groped it.
So Daily Beast invented a quote from McConnell’s campaign, AOC attacked the invented quote, and then Newsweek reports on her attack on the invented quote.
Hell of a job. https://t.co/831gr3cGkq
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) August 6, 2019
“Boys will be boys.”
Is that also the reason why you’ve chosen to block the Violence Against Women act too, @senatemajldr?
It prevents dating partners w/ records of abuse + stalking women (also an early warning sign from many mass shooters) from obtaining a gun. https://t.co/shWCRmEv60
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 6, 2019
Why hasn’t AOC been questioned about this? And why similarly hasn’t Omar been questioned for retweeting a vile message that Sen. Rand Paul deserved to be assaulted?
Continuing the discussion on “The Five,” co-host Katie Pavlich noted that this promotion of aggression and violence is nothing new for the left.
“The left has been doing this for 20 to 30 years,” she said. “I think it’s just now amped up, as they’ve been justified in doing it and people haven’t condemned it. They think it’s justified, because if it’s a white supremacist in the house, then of course they’re allowed to show up and call for their assassination.”
Except the alleged white supremacist bogeyman the left have been chasing after have never actually been white supremacists. Take the folks at Fox News, which for the record contains a hodgepodge of minority contributors, including Brazile, Juan Williams, Jeanine Pirro, David Webb, etc.
But because of the propaganda constantly pushed by the left, some Americans genuinely believe Fox News is a white supremacist organization …
If you work for Fox News, advertise on Fox News, or support Fox News in any way, you are enabling the spread of White Nationalism in America and probably making a pretty penny doing so. https://t.co/v5pTrNIlDz
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) August 5, 2019
“These are people and groups who are saying that Fox News is actually an engine of white supremacy,” Gutfeld accurately noted. “So what they’re doing is painting a target on us.”
“And I saw [fellow FNC contributor] Joey Jones on Twitter basically saying that he is going to have to sit at his house and protect his family. And he’s going to hope that this expanding target of demonization doesn’t end up sending somebody crazy to his house.”
What he said about Jones was true:
No Dan. I’m not. You, however, are instigating public hate towards me and my colleagues. Don’t worry though, if a crazy person attack’s me or my family after seeing your tweet, I’ll lawfully defend us as best I can, and won’t blame you or your irresponsible use of this website. https://t.co/QMeBZgAV9w
— Johnny (Joey) Jones (@Johnny_Joey) August 5, 2019
But apparently, all of this is perfectly OK to both congressional Democrats and their media allies, never mind the great risk it poses to America’s long-term health, as predicted by renowned conservative commentator Erick Erickson.
“The press and Democrats have concluded that anyone who supports President Trump must be publicly shamed,” he wrote in a blog post on Wednesday morning. “This will escalate an already violent situation. There will be more Cesar Sayocs. There will be more James Hodgkinsons. We will go from a cold civil war to a hot one.”
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