Following the police-involved shooting death of Jacob Blake, CNN had a reporter on the scene in Kenosha, Wisconsin. As the reporter stood live on national TV, providing his coverage of the riot that was unfolding, the CNN chyron on the screen read: “Fiery but mostly peaceful protests after police shooting.”
On yesterday's edition of The Ezra Levant Show, Ezra enlisted the support of the Rebel sherpa for conservative analysis on American politics, Breitbart Editor-at-Large, Joel Pollak.
Having spent some of his formative years not too far from Kenosha, Joel described the area:
That part of Wisconsin is very interesting. It's right by the Illinois border...it is a gateway to Southern, southwestern Wisconsin. It's about half an hour or so south of Milwaukee, and there are actually some black communities up there... The Midwest is not what the coastal stereotype would have you believe, it's actually quite diverse. That district was Paul Ryan's when he was still in Congress.
After examining the information that is so far known about the shooting - Blake having a knife, scuffling with the police prior to the shooting, his outstanding warrant - Joel explained it like this:
Almost all of these bad situations involve people resisting arrest. Whether they're white or black - we had a case here in California a few years ago in Fresno of a white teenager who was shot by police in similar circumstances. Resisting arrest is the common denominator. But the other common denominator in these cases is fake news.
So you have fake news telling everyone that this guy is unarmed and so forth, that he was simply shot by police while he was in his car - all of these false characterizations of the circumstances.
Joel is also the author of a new book: Red November: Will The Country Vote Red for Trump or Red for Socialism?
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