Brit Hume postured as someone “just asking” when he tweeted to his 1.2 million followers not to be surprised “if” “leftist extremists” took part in the armed attack on the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump supporters.
At a time when the country needs calm and an easing of political tensions, Hume deliberately inflamed them – while pretending otherwise:
Do not be surprised if we learn in the days ahead that the Trump rioters were infiltrated by leftist extremists. Note: this is not to excuse any of them.— Brit Hume (@brithume) January 7, 2021
No, Brit, you weren't excusing the right-wing violence, you were deliberately trying to distract and deflect from it by demonizing the left.
1/6/21 UPDATE: What a coincidence that Fox rival Newsmax is saying the same thing.
Hume image via screen grab)
There’s multiple levels of testimony, including on-camera interviews that aired on network television, of profanity-loaded statements by angry Right Wingers from Qanon, the survivalist fringe, the white supremacists, etc. It wasn’t “antifa” or “BLM” or anyone from the Left Wing that invaded and attacked the Capitol today. This is owned completely by the Right Wing. Just as the 4 deaths that happened in the riots are owned by the Right Wing.
The fact that Brit Hume is trying to gaslight this just points up how nonsensical it is for him to pose as an “elder statesman” when he is the same angry propagandist he’s been for decades, going back to when he tried to snark Bill Clinton at the announcement ceremony for Ruth Bader Ginsburg and got his paw smacked fairly hard in public.
We can’t wait to see this Fox “News” fraud’s face when he realizes it was the Trumpets all along.
NOTE TO BRIT
Will you issue an apology when the truth reveals it was Donnie’s little sheep that did all the damage at the Capitol? Are you man enough to apologize?