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Tucker Carlson called out Democrats and the liberal media for playing politics by downplaying the violence in American cities.
The Fox News host drew attention to a mass shooting in Washington, D.C. over the weekend that was largely ignored by the media since it didn’t “help the Biden campaign.”
(Source: Fox News)
“Craziness, but it seems now almost normal. Violence is a feature of daily life at this point in the nation’s capital,” Carlson began a monologue on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Monday.
“Over the weekend, 21 people were shot in a single incident in Washington. More than half of them were women. One was a D.C. Police officer. It was the single biggest mass shooting in America this year and yet you probably heard nothing about it,” Carlson added.
“Members of Congress didn’t lock arms on the House floor to demand an end to the gun violence, CNN didn’t book a procession of weepy teenage gun-control activists or extended town hall meetings,” he quipped.
“News organizations barely touched the story and when they did, they moved on fast. It wouldn’t help the Biden campaign to talk about it, so they didn’t talk about it,” Carlson continued.
Is everyone just going to ignore the fact that we had the largest mass shooting of the year take place in Washington DC the other day? No media coverage of 20 Americans getting shot? Where is @davidhogg111
I guess this doesn’t fit the narrative.
— Simpson (@SpiritualGuy27) August 11, 2020
“As far as we can tell, neither CNN or MSNBC even mentioned it today. Twenty-one people shot in a group in our capital city and they acted like it didn’t happen, but it did happen,” the Fox News host continued. “Twenty-one African-Americans shot by gunmen and yet the media spent all weekend telling you about how Simon Cowell fell off his electric bike in Malibu because really, Black Lives Matter.”
“It’s grotesque, but it’s now the rule. Dead bodies don’t count unless they are politically useful dead bodies,” Carlson declared.
Did your local news even mention the biggest mass shooting of 2020 in Washington DC yesterday? Mine didn’t. If they can’t exploit it, they don’t air it.https://t.co/8RC1wVHuIC
— Yodeputy (@yodeputy) August 11, 2020
A teenage father was killed and 20 people were shot, including the off-duty D.C. police officer, when the violence erupted at a block party in Southeast Washington. Christopher Brown, the 17-year-old who was fatally shot reportedly has a 1-year-old son and another child on the way.
Carlson continued his monologue by slamming Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser for her condemnation of people gathering for the block party amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“It’s important as a community that we haven’t zero tolerance for this kind of activity,” Bowser was quoted as saying.
“To be perfectly clear, Mayor Bowser was not talking about the mass shootings. Bowser is happy to tolerate violence, she does it every day and often encourages violence. What Bowser won’t put up with is the citizens violating her lockdown orders,” Carlson noted, adding that the city’s police chief also spoke against “large gatherings.”
“In other words, shootings are acceptable as long as the police don’t commit them. The media wholeheartedly agrees with this. Violence does not bother them, they encourage it regularly. Disobedience bothers them,” Carlson said.
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