Victor Davis Hanson slams media coverage of deadly attack on Capitol police

Capitol Police officer killed after car rams barricade outside Senate

Hoover Institution senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson joins ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ to discuss coverage of the attack

Hoover Institution senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson joined “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Friday to discuss the media coverage of the Capitol police officer killed after a car rammed into a barricade outside the Senate.

HANSON: I think the left in general and the Democratic Party in particular, they don’t have a concept of the news, there are just opportunities to advance agendas and right now that agenda seems to be racialism and socialism. So when they look at — sometimes they have to inflate the story — a Jussie Smollet, a Covington kids, a Duke lacrosse, they create out of whole cloth. 

Just as kind of a thought experiment when I heard the [Capitol police] story I said to myself, am I going to hear about the description of the shooter if he’s not white, and am I going to hear January 6th?

So the first six stories I looked at, there was no description of the shooter at all or the suspect, but January 6th saturated all the stories as if this was some Trump supporter who was still wandering around Washington and broke through the fence and necessary barbed wire and shot the Capitol. Then only later did I see he was an unhinged, probably racialist supporter of Louis Farrakhan.

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