Washington D.C., Nancy Varieties, George Floyd discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
Charlie, thanks for having me. So Julio, tell us about your book. Tell us about kind of being on the front lines and being an actual journalist. And we'll go from there. Yeah, so I mean, I started covering the riots in 2020 when everything popped off in late May. And it initially my thought was, okay, I'm just going to cover Minneapolis and then that'll be it. But then I went to Seattle to cover chaz that whole little experiment that happened in Seattle. I went to Atlanta, Washington D.C. where I'm based out of and it just kept happening. And then it shifted from, oh, so this is going to stop to. What is it going to stop? And it reaches a point to where not only was I obviously seeing the devastation and destruction that BLM and Nancy varieties were bringing to American cities. But then at the other half of it was, well, the media was really downplaying or trying to excuse or trying to justify what was happening because of who was committing the violent acts and it was kind of well the ends justified the means or you're not really you're focusing on the wrong things by focusing on business owners who have their places destroyed. You know, this is what really matters. And for me, it's really, I take really big offense to that because like I said, I was seeing this firsthand and the city after city. And more importantly, people were innocent people who had nothing to do with, for example, a George Floyd or Jacob Blake in Kenosha. They were suffering. These were just ordinary Americans. A lot of them were already struggling with the effects of the COVID-19 lockdowns. And now this was being thrown on top of it, and then the people in power, both within the media class and political class saying, well, it doesn't really matter. What you're going through doesn't matter as much. And so I wrote this book to talk about my experiences and also share the experiences of others whose voices were not really highlighted by the rest of the media and also to call out the media and democratic politicians for downplaying this very, very destructive time period in our nation's history. Yeah, so talk a little about kind of being on the front lines though, right? Because you covered it in a way that was very compelling and was honestly exceptional. And it took a lot of courage and it took a lot of time and a lot of work, most journalists weren't willing to do that. Give us just kind of some first person kind of snapshots, right? I mean, you were right there on the front lines. You continue to be. So the basic example of just kind of how these things work is just with, for example, with Kenosha with specifically the Kyle rittenhouse case. And so I saw the second half. Of that. And that was a very pivotal and very important thing to be present for granted. I didn't expect to be in that. It was just kind of happened. But it really solidified my reasoning for why I did this work. Now, I didn't set out that night to try to prove someone's innocence, but obviously through that case and throughout the trial, which I also covered and talk a little bit about in the book. It's just the importance of just record what's happening in these very chaotic events. Things are there's a lot of things happening is a little sensory overload. You're high off adrenaline. And so you have to really make a good effort to just record what's happening and relay that to the rest of the country. And so I really, for me, I really made an effort for that. And it was dangerous. I mean, not just with not just with Kenosha, but a lot of these other places too. And I have to wear body armor. I have to wear a gas mask when the need arises from tear gas or from wherever. And so it's a very it's a very taxing job, but I enjoy doing it. Just because again, a lot of the rest of the mainstream media, they're not going to be willing to put themselves there. And so it's long hours. I was in a lot of I was in very great shape in 2020. This is running around for 12 hours. A week after week after week with all this gear on. But it was very necessary. And it was sad that, as a nation, we reached that point..