A few years ago, liberals in politics and media insisted that rhetoric coming from the Tea Party was violent and that we needed a new tone in political discourse. Now that #BlackLivesMatter activists are openly advocating violence, those folks are nowhere to be found.

Last night on FOX News, Megyn Kelly brought this double standard into focus.

Josh Feldman of Mediaite has more:

Megyn Explodes: Liberals Rip Dangerous Tea Party Rhetoric But #BlackLivesMatter’s Is Fine?!

Megyn Kelly really went off tonight on the hypocrisy of Democrats and liberal media figures who were quick to condemn dangerous tea party rhetoric for the 2011 Tucson shooting but are now keeping silent about dangerous rhetoric from #BlackLivesMatter protesters.

After some protesters were filmed chanting “pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon,” Kelly was amazed that not only have Democrats avoided the issue, but they’ve been recently trying to establish a connection between them and the movement.

Richard Fowler told Kelly and Katie Pavlich that they’re missing the point of the movement and that the chanting was from a select few, but a fired-up Kelly asked, “Why were so many on the left so quick to tie a few comments made by alleged tea party members to the entire tea party?!”

Katie Pavlich of Townhall makes some excellent points. The other guest is Richard Fowler who tried to push the false claim that Jared Loughner, who shot Gabby Giffords in 2011, was connected to the Tea Party.

Jim Hoft of The Gateway Pundit:

Fowler claimed mass murderer Jared Loughner was linked to the Tea Party.

“The shooting you were talking about in the video clip. There’s actually evidence that indicates that this person had Tea Party sentiments. He agreed with the Tea Party.”

That is an absolute lie.

Watch the video below:

Meanwhile, over on MSNBC, #BlackLivesMatter activist Trahern Crews told Chris Hayes that those anti-cop comments about frying pigs like bacon were just playful:

See? It was just a joke. There’s no double standard.

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