Jul 01, 2020
AP Top U.S. News at 12:04 a.m. EDT
This news has been received from: wtop.com
All trademarks, copyrights, videos, photos and logos are owned by respective news sources. News stories, videos and live streams are from trusted sources.
Sunbelt states rush to line up hospital beds, not barstools With a pen stroke, Mississippi drops Confederate-themed flag McGrath wins Kentucky Dem primary; McConnell showdown awaits As virus roars back, so do signs of a new round of layoffs Weinstein reaches tentative $19M deal with accusers 1 of 2 Oklahoma officers shot during traffic stop dies Protester hit by Iowa governor’s SUV sure it was intentional 5 officers investigated over use of force at Austin protests Police say missing kids’ mom helped keep their bodies hidden St.Louis mayor blasted for revealing identity of protesters
Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
News Source: wtop.com
Gutfeld on the Texas ambush murder of police
PRESS CONFERENCE, MCALLEN, TEXAS POLICE CHIEF: "The suspect of the incident met our officers at the door, and shot both of our officers, both officers suffered fatal wounds// our officers did not draw their weapons, did not fire, never stood a chance.”
So on Saturday, 2 police officers were ambushed and killed in Texas.
Their names: Edelmiro Garza, age 45 and Ismael Chavez, age 39.
2 TEXAS POLICE OFFICERS KILLED IN AMBUSH ATTACK; SUSPECT DEAD, AUTHORITIES SAY
Responding to a domestic disturbance -- in the effort to stop violence, they became its victims.
That's the story of many cops' lives.
We report it, on this show because we realize the proportion of media coverage on such crimes, compared to other stories, is sorely lacking.
When a violent act occurs that fits a narrative, it’s amplified to suit the media need.
What need does it serve to report a story of two dead cops?
For the rest of the media, very little.
So they shrug it off.
Fox News won’t.
Today we're living in an experiment. One conducted by mad social scientists, where a media and its internet platforms choose stories that manipulate emotion for the sake of clicks.
They've put a price on rage and sell it by the minute
So the bravery and hardships of law enforcement are ignored in favor of visual content untethered to data but tied to a narrative.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTER
In 2020, ironically, the media refuses to clearly see the truth of policing, instead of pushing stories that alarm and divide citizens.More from Opinion
- Liz Peek: Democrats beware – Backlash against leftist mob rule growing. Here's what polls show
- Mike Huckabee: Biden-Bernie economics — Here's how they'll hurt businesses, workers, families
- Kristina Hernandez: Homeschooling during coronavirus – here's why my kids will be with me this fall
This rift is now energizing violent criminals, as Democratic mayors and other politicians follow the same path: deserting law and order -- and you.
And they laugh at those who now try to protect themselves.
Politicians are scared of the mob. Scared of the media.
As both cheer mayhem over peace officers.
And if you cheer the police you're made an unperson by the mob.
Say "blue lives matter," and see what happens.
So even if you haven't read Orwell, you get to live it.
How long will we endure this?
Until we decide enough is enough.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
So we report this story, not to make you angry, or sad.
But to help you decide, when enough is enough.
Adapted from Greg Gutfeld's monologue on "The Five" on July 13, 2020.
CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM GREG GUTFELDGreg Gutfeld currently serves as host of FOX News Channel's (FNC) The Greg Gutfeld Show (Saturdays 10-11PM/ET) and co-host of The Five (weekdays 5-6PM/ET). He joined the network in 2007 as a contributor. He is author of the new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help." Click here for more information on Greg Gutfeld.