By Jackson Kincaid
Following the recent influx of Republican victories across US battleground states, Democrats are grasping at any reason- real or imagined - as to how this happened. That is, unless it requires them to acknowledge their agenda and policies are failing and hurting the very people they pretend to serve. Their latest excuse? The media accurately reporting on crime.
Earlier this year, California Governor Gavin Newsom claimed the spike in crime across the country was a “red state murder problem.” Yet many were quick to point out how Newsom utterly failed to point out that in every instance without exception, those crimes took place in blue cities within those red states - ie. cities run by Democrats.
So when that backfired, the new plan was to claim the mainstream media is run by conservatives, and that it was the focus on crime rather than other news stories that caused the perceived rise in crime. The liberals now claim that crimes are indeed down and cities such as New York City are safer than they have been in “decades.”
As the New York Post so eloquently stated:
“Newsweek had to go back 32 years to try to make a point about comparative safety — juxtaposing 2022 with 1990. And yes, in 1990 there were 2,245 homicides. In 2021, there were 485. So far this year, 391. But are we really comparing the worst year for crime in modern New York City history as a way to make people feel better? Overall crime is up 30% from last year. The average New Yorker doesn’t want to see how bad things can get.”
How about the left realize their “bail reform” and new soft on crime policies are literally killing innocent lives? And, not to mention the lack of support the police force receives in these cities.
So, would the liberals rather the media steer towards Jane Austen approved news stories and stick to discussing the weather and conditions of the roads? Because they certainly do not want us adopting their tactic – that of spending all energy and space on personal attacks while digging up bogus clickbait on politicians and their families to distract from their own failure to protect their constituents.
“We have to note the Republicans always close well. Why? Because they find some new way to scare the living daylights out of swing voters about something.” – Bill Clinton