Media Getting Its Full Share of Riot Porn in Baltimore
This is CNN:
“I don’t remember seeing anything like this in the United States of America in a long time” — @wolfblitzer
— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) April 27, 2015
Gee, really, Wolf -- did you forget all of this? I know things go down the memory hole quickly at CNN, but that's ridiculous, even for the Clown-car News Network. Meanwhile, the single smartest thing the mayor of Baltimore has done over the past three days:
CNN certainly got their full quota of riot porn tonight, and we'll try to cover some of the "highlights," by mashing together some of our short earlier posts tonight. But first, talk radio's Larry Elder and John Nolte of Big Journalism explain how old media's Mobius loop works:
Sorry, Baltimore, asking media not to cover riots is like asking H'wood not to cover Oscars. They've worked all year for this moment. — John Nolte (@NolteNC) April 28, 2015
A CNN camera crew discovers firsthand that their network's Mobius loop has a nasty slingshot effect: Shot:
Reporter @CNNewsCrew Jumped, Robbed At #BaltimoreRiots http://t.co/qXtexB24gu pic.twitter.com/LB4uCe3qk2 — Breaking News (@Breaking911) April 27, 2015
Still waiting to see the omelet, but those eggs won't break themselves, right, Sally? A similar incident happened in Ferguson back in August, when MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was pelted with rocks, after Al Sharpton arrived early on what Andrea Mitchell Orwellianly described as "a peace mission." While CNN is now largely in the business of running documentaries, aside from occasional interruptions for plane crashes and riot porn, we shouldn't exempt Time-Warner-CNN-HBO's original entertainment division from our coverage of Baltimore. Shot:
Liberal voters tearing apart another liberal city. Can't wait to hear how this is all conservatives' fault. — jon gabriel (@exjon) April 27, 2015
Lawrence Meyers at the wonderful Breitbart site Big Hollywood had an excellent takedown of David Simon last week. Simon, author of the brilliant book Homicide and creator of the excellent television show The Wire, is also, according to the book Difficult Men, a self-obsessed and bullying leftist. Recently, he attacked conservatives and, indeed, the U.S. Constitution they are trying to defend. Simon says:If original intent included the sadism and degradation of human slavery, then original intent is a legal and moral standard that can be consigned to the ash heap of human history. Hardcore conservatives and libertarians who continue to parse the origins of the Constitutions under the guise of returning to a more perfect American union are on a fool’s journey to decay and dishonor.
I leave it to Meyers’s strong piece to take down this nonsense, as indeed he does.
But here’s what bugs me. The Wire (which is, to some extent, based on the year Simon spent with the Baltimore Homicide Squad while researching Homicide) takes place in a city without conservatives, even without Republicans. There has not been a Republican mayor of Baltimore since 1967. And much of the show’s genius lies in its depiction of the brutalized life of black people in the city’s ghetto.
So we have a writer who has seen for himself, and who has shown us, the effects of Democrat governance on a city, the dehumanization of the poor that is the direct result of leftism and the corruption that inevitably springs from it. And yet Simon blames conservatives!
—"The Unbearable Blindness of David Simon," Andrew Klavan, November 10, 2013.
Related: Meanwhile, back at the other entertainment/propaganda division of Time-Warner-CNN-HBO:
Stunning to hear a CNN anchor wonder why police aren’t going in with display of force, armored vehicles to disperse rioters.
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) April 27, 2015
Ferguson: Police militarization is resulting in insurrection. Baltimore: A lack of police militarization is resulting in insurrection!
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) April 27, 2015
Elsewhere within the hermetically sealed cocoon of old media, as the left continues to devour itself, an NBC spokesman implies Baltimore's mayor is racist. Shot:
Baltimore mayor: “Too many people have spent generations building up this city for it to be destroyed by thugs…” http://t.co/HAhU3MmiMf
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) April 27, 2015
"Thugs" = Niggers #KnowTheCode
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) April 28, 2015
So is the NBC spokesman saying that the Baltimore mayor is another "Lying Ass Bitch," as he's wont to imply in his personal war on women?
Fortunately, Baltimore's mayor is calling on another NBC employee to ease tensions in her beleaguered city. Ease them? I meant wildly inflame them of course, by calling in the prince of peace himself, Al Sharpton. This will end well:
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gave an emotionally charged press conference on Monday night, calling the people looting the city "thugs" trying to tear the city apart.
"I am at a loss for words," she said. "It is idiotic to think that by destroying your city you’re going to make life better for anybody."
The massive protests came the same day as the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died a week after sustaining mysterious injuries while in police custody.
Rawlings-Blake instituted a 10 p.m. curfew for the entire city*. She said people who want peace should come to quell the unrest, mentioning Al Sharpton specifically.
And note this: "Anderson Cooper catches B'more mayor in a contradiction: Blames press for broadcasting negative images, will use them to track down rioters."
* Starting tomorrow. "Hear that, looters and rioters? The mayor is really going to start cracking down starting 10 pm tomorrow night!", As Jim Geraghty tweets. Using the failed Democrat mayor's own Oberlin-approved rhetoric, another Twitter user adds, "Tonight there is a safe space for those who want destruction." And speaking of safe spaces to riot and burn down the city, Maryland's governor wonders why Rawlings-Blake waited so long to call in the National Guard.
And finally, at the PJ Tatler, Robert Wargas looks at the blue-on-blue violence of war-torn Baltimore and asks, "How Long Does America Have?"
Late Update: Mary Katharine Ham of Hot Air spots "one Baltimore mom (or other relative) [who] delivered the symbolic slap pretty much everyone wanted to deliver unto punk looters and rioters." Our blogging software is balking at the Instagram code, so click over to watch. As MKH writes, "Nicely done, Mom. The world was uncharacteristically united on Twitter in applauding her…forcefulness."