Katie Pavlich is a smug, disingenuous hack who has been pushing her brand of partisan, fact-free garbage for years over at Fox News and Townhall. She is a self-professed race expert who knows that Black Lives Matter is based on a false premise because according to conservatives like her – who can’t possibly be racist, since America once elected a black president, and was also the first country to abolish slavery – black on black crime is the real problem, not police brutality.
On the January 07, Fox News The Five, Pavlich said the Democrats are gaslighting with their version of the Federal response to the Capitol Hill riot vs the BLM protests during the Summer of 2020. Right-wing media pundits have ironically accused the so-called liberal media of gaslighting, when they themselves have engaged in non-stop propaganda to gaslight the public’s perception of BLM. They’ve been doing so since day one of the movement.
“Joe Biden, you know, just tweeted that if this was a Black Lives Matter mob, we all know it would be different. I don’t even know what that means, but the fact is they are now gaslighting. Because Kamala Harris today or yesterday came out and said that while we were gassing peaceful protesters, and completely ignoring the fact that the day they were moved out of Lafayette park, it was the day after a church was burned, and there were so many rioters outside of the White House trying to storm the White House trying to get to the president that he had to be removed from the White House and put into the bunker.”
Joe Biden was mentioning the possibility that if the MAGA Rioters at the Capitol had been BLM, they would have been met with the same force they were met with last summer. They never would have been allowed to get inside the building and ransack it. Pavlich knows damn well what it means. Like any other Republican, Pavlich has no interest in honesty or truth. It doesn’t pay well. It doesn’t get the clicks. It doesn’t get the views. It doesn’t get the funding of oil billionaires like the Wilkes brothers, or the Mercer Foundation, and the Koch Foundation. Propaganda sells. She knows it. Every conservative pundit knows it.
She also knows that the protesters were peaceful and never attempted to storm the White House to try to “get to the president.” They were far from the White House behind a fenced barrier with the police in riot gear on the other side, so there was no chance of any of them reaching the White House. If they did, they would have been stopped.
“And there were sixty secret service agents that were injured. So this idea how that there is one side that immediately came out and condemned it and that was conservatives on the right. But then the left is still holding onto this idea that there was not only not violence, but they’re still approving of these organizations that did burn cities, that did engage in rioting, and they’re acting like it didn’t happen. You can’t move forward and unite the country if you’re not going to acknowledge that this happened.”
I’m not clear if she’s saying conservatives condemned the Capitol riot or the BLM protests. If she was talking about the Capitol, then she’s not being entirely truthful. It may have been condemned by a few conservative pundits, but others – as is their habit, like Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Lou Dobbs – played the conservative victim card to full effect, convincing their viewers that it was really Antifa trying to make Trump supporters look bad, and the rubes fell for it.
What Steve Doocy said on Fox And Friends
“Of the people who gathered there yesterday, ninety-nine percent were peaceful.” He said they were merely “frustrated.”
“They were there to support the president of the United States, defend our republic and stand up and say, ‘I just want a fair shake.’ It manifested differently at the Capitol, but that doesn’t mean you should condemn the entire thing.”
You can’t condemn the “entire thing” because they were just “frustrated” that Trump lost, so it’s understandably justified, whereas the previous BLM protests were all violent, and none of them were peaceful; all they did was riot and loot – as Fox News hosts constantly reminded the rubes – and before there can be any unity, the left needs to acknowledge that, and stop pretending that Black Lives Matter is “peaceful,” and stop pretending they were treated differently, stop denying that they were “coddled” and admit that they were allowed to run rampant across the country burning cities to the ground, and assaulting police officers who just stood by and watched as entire cities burned down and were completely overwhelmed and outnumbered, just as they were at the Capitol, and those spinless Democratic mayors wouldn’t let them do anything anyway.
Pay no attention to the role that the police played in instigating those protests/riots – Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Jacob Blake – or the violence and brutality they caused, and pay no attention to the BLM protesters that were murdered by Kyle Rittenhouse, and others. It was all Black Lives Matter, and Antifa instigated the whole thing.
And that “protest” at the Capitol that got out of hand? Antifa instigated that too. It had absolutely nothing to do with Donald Trump’s rhetoric of a stolen, fraudulent election – and you certainly can’t hold Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, or Greg Kelly – and others – all of whom willingly repeated that rhetoric, accountable. They were just “frustrated” too. And until Joe Biden, the Democrats, and the entire left can acknowledge that everything is their fault, stop gaslighting, and “denounce and condemn” BLM – a movement that wants to end systemic racism and police violence – we’ll never be able to heal, join hands, sing Kumbaya and pretend that everything is peachy keen.