If only the media weren’t such liberal propagandists, they’d realize that it’s the protesters’ fault for getting beaten up at a Donald Trump rally because they shouldn’t be showing up in the first place.
In the Fox & Friends clip below, cohost Steve Doocy started off the Trump-violence rehab by highlighting what he considered a similar incident at a Marco Rubio rally in January.
DOOCY: Did you see this? Probably not. A protester at a Marco Rubio rally gets shoved down. This happened on January 6. And while everybody’s talking about the violence, supposedly at the Donald Trump rallies, none of the evening news shows covered this that night. So is there a double standard? Is the candidate responsible?
Of course, Doocy couldn’t point to any violent rhetoric coming from Rubio and he conveniently ignored the violent rhetoric that has been streaming regularly from Trump.
Nor did cohost Ainsley Earhardt, the segregation apologist. She added, “That’s the question. Can you blame the candidate for a supporter inciting violence?”
How about the campaign manager getting charged with assault on a former Fox News contributor? I think you could blame him, assuming he did it, but somehow, the thought never seemed to occur to any of these “fair and balanced” cohosts.
Cohost Brian Kilmeade did say “There’s no way you can take one incident and compare it to Donald Trump’s myriad of instances.
But then Kilmeade immediately buried that with a long explanation as to why we shouldn’t blame Trump.
KILMEADE: The thing is, these people who show up for Donald Trump rallies are there for Donald Trump. The people that cause a uproar are against Donald Trump. So the question is, if you have supporters, and to me they get excited because their candidate tells them to go crazy, if they leave a Donald Trump rally and start wrecking, you know, destroying the Starbucks down the street and the drive-thru at Burger King. That’s an issue.
Doocy chimed in, “Which they’ve never done,” apparently to emphasize the wholesomeness of the Trump supporters who commit violence at the rally.
Kilmeade continued by painting the violent aggressors as part of one big team.
KILMEADE: Which they haven’t done. What they do is they come together. And what my analogy is, if you’re at a Red Sock (sic) bar and you’re a Yankee fan and you’re screaming for the Yankees in a Red Sock bar, you’re going to get beat up. And technically that’s wrong, but you should not go into a Red Sock bar as a Yankee fan.
Earhardt chirped, “That’s a great analogy, I love that! Yeah, you’re right.”
Watch how much pro-Trump bias Fox & Friends was able to work into this minute and a half, below, via Media Matters.