“The media doesn’t report that.”
You may have noticed that the narrative around violent crimes changes depending on who committed the act. When someone with a Muslim sounding name is the suspect, we’re repeatedly told by the media and public officials not to rush to judgement.
If however, there’s even the slightest chance that the perpetrator is in any way conservative, people start talking about violent Republican rhetoric and everyone right of center is suddenly urged to reexamine their views.
It’s a scenario we’ve documented on this blog multiple times:
- James Holmes
- Jared Loughner
- The Cabby Stabber
- The “killer” of Bill Sparkman
- Amy Bishop
- The Fort Hood Shooter
- The IRS Plane Crasher
- The Pentagon Shooter
Ted Cruz is sick of this narrative and talked about the issue with Hugh Hewitt.
Debra Heine reports at PJ Media:
In an interview with radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt on Monday, GOP presidential hopeful Senator Ted Cruz dropped an inconvenient truthbomb on the left’s current narrative about how the “hateful rhetoric” of “abortion foes” caused a lunatic to shoot up a Planned Parenthood in Colorado…
Now listen, here’s the simple and undeniable fact. The overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats. The media doesn’t report that. What they report, and there’s a reason why the Democrats for years have been viewed as soft on crime, because they go in and they appoint to the bench judges who release violent criminals. They go in, and they do what Barack Obama tried to do, which is appoint a lawyer voluntarily represented for free, a cop killer, to a senior Justice Department position.
They go in and fight to give the right to vote to convicted felons. Why? Because the Democrats know convicted felons tend to vote Democrat. And so the media never reports on any of that, doesn’t want to admit any of that, but you can see in every one of these, every time there’s a terrible crime, they’re so excited, come on, please, one of these be a Republican so we can try to paint the other side. It is one of the more egregious examples of media bias, and it’s something we see over and over and over again.
Here’s the audio:
The Post’s Glenn Kessler summarizes his position this way:
It is certainly an undeniable fact that a huge percentage of African Americans vote for Democrats, just as white males tend to favor Republicans. But Cruz is wildly off base when he claims that across the United States the “overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats.”
The data that is the source of his statement was based on the party registrations of mostly black and Hispanic prisoners in just three states — and does not make a distinction between violent and nonviolent felons. Cruz earns Four Pinocchios.
Perhaps Cruz could have gotten a better rating if he somehow tied the issue to climate change.
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