By: Bonchie – redstate.com – June 1, 2020
The media have absolutely lost their minds. Just a few weeks ago, they were decrying peaceful protests pushing back on some of the draconian coronavirus lockdowns, claiming that such events would kill people and cause the virus to spread. If you went to the beach or the park, you were a selfish, irresponsible jerk trying to kill people’s grandmothers. Just seven days ago, I wrote this piece about media reactions to people swimming in a literal pool of disinfectant at the Lake of the Ozarks.
That’s all changed, though. The massive riots currently going on across the country have apparently cured the coronavirus, as the media are in full support, with CNN once again tonight urging people to get out and “protest.”
Matt Walsh, noticing this sudden flip-flop, dropped a pretty great thread showing just how the media treated protestors prior to the past week.
✔@MattWalshBlogIt’s racist because it might spread the virus to black peoplehttps://www.vox.com/first-person/2020/4/25/21234774/coronavirus-covid-19-protest-anti-lockdown …
The whiteness of anti-lockdown protests
How ignorance, privilege, and anti-black racism is driving white protesters to risk their lives.
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I guess black people are immune now? Or perhaps the media never really cared about them in the first place and were just stoking tensions to fit their narrative? I’m gonna go with the latter.
Lockdown protesters have a moral duty to forgo medical care in favor of those who followed the…
Protesters should remember they are risking other people and the health care community with their actions.
Protests are responsible for spreading the virus far and widehttps://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/18/lockdown-protests-spread-coronavirus-cellphone-data …
US lockdown protests may have spread virus widely, cellphone data suggests
Devices associated with protesters travelled up to hundreds of miles after rallies where few precautions were taken
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I wrote on this idea that anyone who protests doesn’t deserve medical care, noting that the same argument is never used when people protest the police, nor should it be. The fact that people protest is not a reason to deny them medical care or police protection. Yet, the media were fine with suggesting conservatives be left to die if they catch the virus while protesting. Will they hold that same standard with these current protests? I’m gonna suggest they won’t.
Jimmy Kimmel jokes Trump-supporting coronavirus lockdown protesters are ‘suicidal’
Jimmy Kimmel criticized President Donald Trump for supporting people protesting the coronavirus shutdown during a recent monologue in which he also joked that the people were suicidal.
Lockdown protest inside Michigan capitol was ‘devastatingly worrisome’: Dr. Birx
Protesters crowded into Michigan’s capitol building on Thursday.
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Ford calls anti-lockdown protesters ‘reckless’ as he unveils new support for front-line workers
Front-line workers to get $4 per hour raise and receive monthly bonus of $250 if they work more than 100 hours in a month
“Mind-bogglingly selfish”https://www.businessinsider.com/anti-lockdown-protest-denver-emt-calls-mind-bogglingly-selfish-2020-4 …
An emergency worker in Denver says anti-lockdown demonstrators who broke social distancing to…
Business Insider spoke to Ben Comden, an EMT in Denver, about the anti-lockdown protests in his city over the weekend.
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Imagine if a nurse stood in the road tonight trying to stop those still protesting after dark. Would he be praised by the media and lionized by the left? More likely, he’d be beaten up.
Protesters “don’t care about lives”https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/05/03/lockdown-protesters-dont-care-about-lives/ …
Opinion | Lockdown protesters don’t care about lives
Officials need to understand that to better deal with these demonstrations.
They are “twisting the idea of liberty”https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/05/freedom-liberty-hierarchy.html …
What the Anti-Lockdown Protesters Don’t Get About Their Favorite Two Words, “Freedom” and “Liberty”
Even our most precious freedoms have always come with limits.
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That’s my favorite. You see, lock down orders are fine and totally constitutional. But curfews put in place after massive riots are tyranny or something. Do these people even hear themselves?
Coronavirus lockdown protests risk your health and slow the reopening of U.S. economy
COVID-19 economic pain is real and enormous, but pandemic doesn’t recognize state lines. Governors reopening states are gambling with lives: Our view
So what we’ve learned is that if you want to protest during a pandemic, do it safely by burning down buildings and beating the hell out of random bystanders. That way you’ll escape criticism from the media.11.4KTwitter Ads info and privacy
It’s all so ridiculous, but completely par for the course for our valiant media.
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