Conservative Fox News contributor Deneen Borelli on Monday decided to disregard the fact that armed white men took over a federal government building near Burns, Oregon, using violent rhetoric, yet they are not deemed to be ‘thugs,’ which highlights the media’s bias.
Instead, Borelli held the government responsible for the armed militants’ actions. Borelli laid the blame of the militia members and Bundy’s three sons on government “gone wild.”
Raw Story reports:
‘Fox News host Martha MacCallum noted that the media had been criticized for giving the anti-government militia more favorable coverage than black protesters would receive if they took over federal property.’
“Nothing like the left-wing media using an opportunity to really cloud the instance that’s gone on in Oregon,” Borelli remarked. “What people need to understand, what’s going on in Oregon, it is really an overgrowth of government, government gone wild is outreach of government.”
“You have these individuals who are trying to save their property, save their ranch because the overrun of government is not doing that,” she continued to say. “Government owns a substantial amount of property in the West. And these individuals were trying to save their property.”
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Well jinkies, let’s break this down for her then.
The move by militia members to invade the refuge centers around two arsonists who destroyed land. Dwight Lincoln Hammond, Jr., 73, and his son, Steven Dwight Hammond, 46, were subsequently convicted of arson three years ago and served time — the father served three months, the son, one year.
A judge ruled their terms were too short under federal law and ordered them back to prison for about four years each, and that is what supposedly prompted the protests.
However, the ranchers want no affiliation with the armed group who have taken over the refuge. The Hammonds do not want them there. Period.
‘MacCallum wondered if it was fair for the media to refer to unarmed black protesters as “thugs” while labeling the armed militiamen as activists without mentioning that they are white.’
“What happened in [Ferguson, Missouri] is really outrageous because you had individuals who were very destructive, they destroyed property, they destroyed their community,” Borelli said without one bit of irony. “We’re looking at Oregon. Right now, these individuals are being peaceful, they are outraged about the overgrowth of government. It’s government gone wild.”
“We don’t want to see this happen across the country,” she added. “But this is an example of something that can happen because of the overgrowth of government. And Americans are tired of government intrusion in their everyday lives. And so, these individuals, right now, are peaceful, they want to rein in government gone wild.”
“It’s really outrageous how government is creeping into our everyday lives no matter what it is you’re doing. And people just want to be left alone,” she said.
Except it is not their property to ‘take.’ Just because a group hates the government, that does not afford those self-entitled individuals the right to take over what they deem to be wrong. Because that is illegal.
“We can disagree all day long as to whether you think they’re overreaching or not,” Attorney Jessica Ehrlich weighed in. “But you don’t go and take over — in a non-peaceful way — I mean, these people are armed… They’re planning on staying, they’ve put a call out to other people to join them. And that’s not a peaceful demonstration.”
“These people are taking over an area that’s a federal office building and that’s not the way we make change in the United States,” she added.
MacCallum ended the segment saying, “They think the rule of law is rigged against them in this case and they can’t win by going through the normal channels.”
The fact is, if armed Muslims or African-Americans took over a building owned by the federal government, they would be dead. The end.
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