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The liberal media can’t seem to help betraying itself as the mouthpiece of the radical left in these troubling times.
Having successfully established that racially-motivated police brutality is rampant in America, even though recent statistics failed to support the claim, the media holds up the phrase “black lives matter” as a litmus test in determining who’s “woke” to their prescribed narrative.
Vice President Mike Pence found this out Sunday during an appearance on CBS News’ “Face the Nation,” when anchor John Dickerson asked, “One thing protesters would like to hear is leaders say black lives matter. You won’t say that. Why?”
Proving to be too astute to fall into the trap — to the rage mob on the left, there’s only one acceptable answer — Pence deferred to insist that all lives matter, even the lives of unborn babies.
But first he played the MLK card.
“All my life I’ve been inspired by the example of the reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” the vice president said. “When I was in Congress, I traveled to his home church in Montgomery with Congressman John Lewis, I walked across the Edmund Pettus bridge on the anniversary of Bloody Sunday. I cherish the progress that we have made towards a more perfect union for African-Americans throughout our history. And I’ve aspired throughout my career to be a part of that ongoing work. It’s really a hard issue for me.”
Pence then pivoted to the political agenda at play here, much to Dickerson’s angst.
“And as a pro-life American, I also believe that all life matters, born and unborn,” he said. “But what I see in the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement is a political agenda of the radical left that would defund the police —“
“Leave that out of it — just the phrase,” the CBC anchor interjected.
“…that would tear down monuments, that would press a radical left agenda and support calls for the kind of violence that has beset the very communities that they say they’re advocating for,” Pence said, finishing his thought.
Dickerson continued to protest.
“I’ve literally met with African-American leaders around this country, and in the national capital area, who made it clear to us they want law and order, they want peace in our streets,” the vice president concluded.
“So you won’t say black lives matter?” a dejected Dickerson responded.
“John, I really believe that all lives matter,” Pence replied. “And that’s where the heart of the American people lies.”
That his answer is deemed unacceptable on the left speaks volumes to the insanity at play in America today.
Earlier in the segment, Pence was clear that “there was no excuse for what happened to George Floyd.”
“But there’s also no excuse for the rioting and looting, and violence that ensued,” he added.
As for defunding police, as Black Lives Matter wants, Pence said the administration wants “to fund the police with additional training and support and also improve the lives of the people in our African-American community.”