Amid peaceful protests and the occupation of a national wildlife refuge building in Oregon, Glenn Beck argued Monday evening that “liberty-minded people” are held to a different standard in the media than people on the left. And, essentially, said they need to get used to it.
“It’s not fair, but it’s also not changing anytime soon, either,” Beck said on The Glenn Beck Program, adding that protest leader Ammon Bundy “doesn’t understand public relations at all.”
Beck then went on to compare and contrast the media’s coverage of the Black Lives Matter protesters and the Oregon rancher protesters. Citing the Washington Post story with the headline “Why aren’t we calling the Oregon occupiers ‘terrorists’?,” Beck said “almost every story” about the Oregon protesters describes a “scary presentation of armed militiamen.”
“Notice they use the word ‘occupiers,’ but Occupy Wall Street wasn’t terrorists. The media was all sympathetic and introspective about the plight of Black Lives Matter protesters,” Beck posited.
Beck said the Black Lives Matter protesters were responsible for “burning towns to the ground, killing cops in multiple cities, looting, rioting” and “executing officers in cold blood,” referencing the activist march in which protesters chanted, “Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon.”
“The media reported these ‘peaceful protests,’ yet Montel Williams is on television this weekend saying that the government should go in and kill these terrorists,” Beck said, presumable referencing Williams’ controversial tweets Sunday in which he wrote that he is “totally fine with a massive use of deadly force in Oregon to take out Ammon Bundy.”
The radio host said conservatives must recognize the “different standard” he says exists “if you want to achieve the result you hope to get.”
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