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"wesley lowry" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show

The Ben Shapiro Show

04:49 min | Last month

"wesley lowry" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show

"All right, so we are going through this GQ cover piece on AOC who indeed is sort of the culmination of the merger of celebrity and politics in our society, which really spells the end of a serious America. It does. I'm sorry, there are actual serious people in the world today who make aggressive moves against the United States. And we have decided instead to delegate the most powerful country in world history with the most robust constitutional system in world history to a bunch of dunder headed idiots who seek celebrity status. That is what we've decided to do. Yeah, Xi Jinping seeking full authoritarian rule in China and aggressively seeking to expand his borders. You have Vladimir Putin, who's aggressively expanding his borders in Ukraine. And you have a bunch of celebrity politicians in the west who have decided that their main goal is to speak about the Green New Deal and or appear on Emmy broadcasts. We are not, we are not a serious civilization. We just are not. And AOC is the culmination of that. Again, I'm not saying that AOC started this. She didn't. AOC is essentially the ideological child of people like Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. The attempt by the left to merge celebrity and politics. So this piece by Wesley Lowry is just the ultimate example of this. Again, she's on the cover of GQ. Quote, for a fleeting moment in front of the Supreme Court, it was possible to see the full, complicated public totality of the woman we've come to know as AOC. A 32 year old second term congresswoman representing one of the country's most diverse districts by diverse districts means racial diverse, not ideologically diverse, it's universally Democrat. A certified celebrity, arguably more famous than any other person in American politics without the last name Obama or Trump, beloved and loathed at competing ends of the political spectrum. Constitutionally opposed to sitting down, shutting up and conforming to the patriotic play theater of Washington, the right wing's night terror in the flesh. We're not afraid of AOC as a human. We're afraid of her crap ideas being implemented. And we're sort of afraid of the fact that the entire media liquor boots despite the fact that she's a radical who stands for wrecking all of the major institutions. To many foot soldiers of the fractured contradictory coalition, that is the progressive left, she represents something singular. The futures, as Wesley Lowery, man, Prada couldn't have written this better. A revolutionary on the rise, a revolutionary, she's an elected official, by the way. Your elected officials are not supposed to be revolutionaries. That's not what that job is for. The clear heir to an ascendant progressive movement, the best and possibly last, depending on how quickly some of the combination of fascism, religious fundamentalism, fundamentalism, and climate change comes for us all. Chance, a source of hope that things can get better in their lifetimes. A lot of that was about human need Ocasio-Cortez said of why she took to the streets that day about providing just a very real position that this is not over and we're not giving up. You are in control of Congress. Democrats are in control of the Congress of the United States and the Senate. And the presidency. Go back to your office, lady. But she's not. She's out in the streets because this is all about platform building. That's the entire thing. And of course, it's all about how she is a moral exemplar. And we know she's a moral on GQ's cover, obviously. That's how you know she's a moral exemplar. In those weeks after rose demise, Ocasio-Cortez was ubiquitous. Actually, she's been ubiquitous, literally since she entered Congress. At rallies and on TV demanding that her colleagues move with urgency to protect access to reproductive health services, calling on men in particular to share their stories of how they had benefited from decades of legally protected abortion. I love the now men are supposed to speak about abortion. So before, you're not if you're a man who opposes you're supposed to sit down and shut up. Because you're a man, men aren't supposed to talk. If you're a man who backs AOC's agenda, then you're supposed to talk. By the way, she really reveals something truly ugly about the pro choice movement, the radical pro choice movement that she represents here. This is a quote for her about about abortion. Get ready for this. Quote, for almost every woman that has gotten an abortion, there's a man, was either been affected or liberated by that abortion to. Saying the quiet part out loud there. A lot of men, like killing babies, because it liberates them. Yeah. Awkward. But she says that men should speak out about abortion now. And she has some ideas about gender. She says, quote, I think there's plenty of well meaning reasons why men may feel it's not appropriate for them to talk about it. I think sometimes the way white folks don't like to talk about race. And they say, we just want to censor the person who's most impacted. So it's not my role to do anything or take a space and speak up. But we know that when white folks take up space and say the right thing in rooms of other white people, that is the most shifting activity that can happen. More sometimes than any protest or any person writing a letter to the editor or anything like that. We need men to be speaking up in that way as well. But I think men sometimes they think I'm not a woman. This doesn't affect me the most. I love the double standard here from people like AOC. It's the same as ibram X kendi. Shut up if you're a white person and you're in the room with a black person and you're talking about right, shut your face. If you're a man, you're room with a woman and abortion comes up, you shot your face. But if you represent our message to other white people, and the power is with you.

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"wesley lowry" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show

The Ben Shapiro Show

05:17 min | Last month

"wesley lowry" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show

"Even pretend at anything other than other worship. Yesterday, we spent a bit of time on this show talking about a an article in Vogue about Jennifer Lawrence. It's the same article. It's the same article. Jennifer Lawrence talking about politics is AOC talking about politics. They are the same. Is Meghan Markle talking about politics. There's no difference between GQ featuring AOC and the cut, featuring Meghan Markle. And Vogue featuring Jennifer Lawrence, they're all part of the same celebrity click. That is who they are. Pretending that this is serious politics is a lie. These are not serious people. They do not think two steps ahead. They do not have the interest of the American people at heart. What they have at heart is being on the cover of GQ. What they have at heart is being celebrities. And pretending that there's a difference in kind between Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, AOC, Jennifer Lawrence, Meghan Markle. It's just not true, which is why Meghan Markle thinks maybe she should run for office someday. Despite the fact that her entire political resume is, I was a B list actress on suits and then I married into a royal family that I crapped upon. There's no difference between her and AOA the same. The same in terms of politics in terms of image, these are all part of a piece. This is not the way politics was supposed to work. Politics was supposed to be a boring business. For lawyers who basically put together legislation to tinker around the edges of our civilization. It was not meant to be a bunch of people who get very famous and very, very rich, off of the institutions that have created the ability for Americans to be free. That is not what these institutions were built for. So Wesley Lowery has this entire just fawning piece. And implicit in this entire piece are all of the warnings. All of them, a person who's outside the system who yells about the system believes the system is bad. A person who makes it her personal mission to use the system as a platform for her own celebrity quote. For her first two years in Washington, Alexander Ocasio-Cortez walked a few blocks from her apartment to her congressional office nearly every morning. A routine she felt forced to change after a treasonous mob stormed the capitol. Now she drives most days, a comically short commute. She considers a necessary safety precaution, no comment on the fact that she parks her Tesla outside of whole foods. But for some reason, she's not quite sure why. The congresswoman decided to walk to work on what would become Washington's most tumultuous morning since the insurrection. She's not quite sure why. Everyone knew roe versus wade was coming down that day. Maybe it was that. But says the completely credulous, Wesley Larry, no, no, it was all a coincidence. As she reached the capitol grounds on June 24th, a group of men stopped her for a photo. I said, hello, and how are you all doing? She'd recall later. They're like, well, you know, definitely been a lot better, given this morning. This was how the congresswoman learned that the Supreme Court had gutted the constitutional right to abortion established by roe versus wade. The ruling had been anticipated for weeks after a draft opinion from the court's conservative faction leak, but somehow, much of Washington still managed to appear blindsided. Out on the steps of the capitol, a group of lawmakers gathered to sing God bless America, a pre planned photo op that now Rhett is hopelessly out of touch. Angry Americans were spilling into the streets and elected Democrats were singing campfire songs. Ocasio-Cortez knew where she needed to be, it wasn't at a sing along, so she went to a protest. Right? She didn't need to be a Congress. Putting together legislation to fix what she perceived as a problem. Nope, she needed to be at the Supreme Court yelling in front of the cameras. This is what celebrities do, gang. It's no different than Sean Penn, arriving at a protest, and speaking to a bullhorn. Sometimes people ask, oh, what's the point of protest? She told me later we're calling that day. The act of protest she said creates community. And participation by political leaders sends a message. It's really important for people to feel like they're elected officials give a bleep about them. She said, not from on high, from on the same level. Or alternatively, it's really important for you to go where all the cameras are and stand in front of that crowd and pretend that you're one of the people who you are now living a very push life off taxpayer money to quote unquote represent. I'd arrived at the Supreme Court a few minutes before Ocasio-Cortez said Wesley Lowry to interview protesters. And watched as she maneuvered in her plaid pink pantsuit. It was all coincidence when she was wearing that night. A plaid pink pan seat took total coincidence. Past a small circle of anti abortion demonstrators and then waded into the sea of women and men who'd gathered to mourn. Soon she was speaking into a borrowed megaphone, helping to lead the call and response. Into the streets, Ocasio-Cortez shouted, pumping a clenched fist in the air within minutes of sobbing young woman found the congresswoman and threw herself into her arms. I'm so scared, she wept. I'm so scared. Of what? Of what? But it made for a perfect photo op for Wesley Lowry. I love that. He's criticizing the Democrats for gathering on the steps of the capitol to sing God bless America as a photo op. So she went to another photo op. And she's shouting into the streets. Why it's wait, aren't you an elected representative in the most powerful legislative body in world history? Shouldn't you be doing that? Why are you out there shouting into the streets? Because again, it's not about getting things done. It's not about politics. It's about platform building. That's all it's about. The institutions are the enemy. Well, this ridiculous GQ piece continues. This soporific sophomoric, sycophantic, ridiculous GQ piece. There's a lot more of it. But first, let's talk about the fact that in an increasingly tumultuous time, you might feel like you need to protect yourself. I mean, I own guns. If you're law abiding citizen, you should own guns. You should protect your family. You should protect your rights. But here's the thing. It's not enough to just own guns. You have to know when and how to use it. It's not enough to legally and safely own a firearm to protect your family in order to fully protect yourself and your loved ones.

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"wesley lowry" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show

The Ben Shapiro Show

03:13 min | Last month

"wesley lowry" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show

"On the cover of GQ this week. She's on the cover of GQ. Now she's extraordinarily radical. She hobnobs with anti semites, and backs their play. She is a socialist, throwing through, like, identifies as such, and she is the future of the Democratic Party. According to GQ. And this is like a perfect confluence this article. It's also written by Wesley Lowry, who used to write for The Washington Post until they said, you know, you're so openly partisan. You can't be a reporter. He's like, of course I'm openly partisan. That's called truth. So now he's writing the profile piece on Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez. And the entire piece is about what a victim she is. She's a super giant victim you see, who's using Congress as a platform for her to be on the cover of GQ. GQ is a fashion magazine. GQ stands for gentlemen's quarterly and so does this have to do with politics or does this have to do with image making? She's like, she is the apex predator when it comes to the merger of celebrity and politics. Let me read again. The preconditions to the destruction of American institutions from Yuval in, right? Here are the elements. You ready? The lure of cynical distance and I'm playing the outsider. That is literally her entire stick. I'm an outsider. I have to lead a movement that systems of politics are two are to confining for me, the celebrity of culture. People using the institutions, not as molds, they're out of shape their behavior, but as platforms that allow them greater individual exposure. And enable them to hone their personal brands. There's nothing that says personal brand more than being on the cover of GQ in very expensive clothing. So she put out on her Instagram this statement quote, I'm back after some rest time. She was gone? Really, I didn't even know, because she's so unbelievably ubiquitous. To tackle the issue of gender and politics, GQ decided to take some big risks, so risky, so brave, so gutsy. It's such a big risk to put AOC on the cover magazine. No one's ever thought to do that before. But why do Republicans care? Why do you keep talking? Because they keep putting her on magazine covers despite her zero legislative accomplishments and her idiotic Instagram page videos where she sticks her face in a bowl of ice. That's why. You're the ones who elevate her and put her on magazine cover. Me pointing out that she's not a magazine cover is not me starting the issue. It's you starting the issue. You make her an icon and then when I point out that you've made a bubble head and icon, then suddenly you're like, wow, you can't notice that. Why are you noticing that? The singularly unintelligent and unimpressive legislator. She says, to tackle the issue of gender and politics, GQ decided to take some big risks and feature their first female politician on their cover. Interviewed by one of the most prominent young black male journalists and top journalists period of our time. Wesley Lowry. Again, was kicked out of major publications for being a biased left winger with two legendary trans icons, photographing and styling the images. Wow, well, I mean. Huge news, guys. They're not just trans people. They are trans icons. Who photographed and styled her how so many people to serve the celebrity. The fight to restore abortion rights needs more than a few good men and a lot of good work ahead. So men, let's talk. In the article itself is just a fawning piece of absolute tripe. It's amazing. It doesn't

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"wesley lowry" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts

Dennis Prager Podcasts

03:22 min | 5 months ago

"wesley lowry" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts

"Hello everybody and welcome to the Dennis prager show or welcome back as I hope the case would be. I have nothing to add about the buffalo shooting. It was an act of pure evil by a sick bad human being who deserves to die. I wish he had killed himself when he threatened to do so. I have nothing to add. The attempt to say that this is produced by a right wingers by Fox News and by Tucker Carlson is par for the course for the left. Want to play what clip? The Wesley Lowry clip. Oh, but CNN clip. He's a CBS reporter. He's a CBS reporter. On CNN. So I said CNN clip. Okay. Let's be clear. This stuff Tucker and Laura Ingraham say every night, it could be written by white supremacists very often. There is a section. First of all, the guy's a piece of crap this human being. He's a lying piece of crap. I want him to tell us what they say. I give specifics every time. When I speak about Paul krugman, lying about the Republicans being responsible for the shooting of Gabby Gifford, the congresswoman. Remember, in Tucson and others being killed, I'm specific. This is what he said. Okay? Kirkman is a bad man. This guy's a piece of crap, like all of them. All they do is smear the right. That's all they know how to do. Sexist intolerant xenophobic homophobic islamophobic racist bigoted transphobic. White supremacist replacement theory people, right? You know what? As I said so long ago, I didn't like New Yorkers replacing floridians and they're the same damn race white. The replacement to the extent that there is a replacement theory in normative conservative circles a term I never hear, by the way, in normative conservative circles, but to the extent that it exists it is replacing ideology. New Yorkers move to Florida and they ruin the state. That's what they do. They leave a crappy place to make Florida a crappy place. That's what leftists do. They repeat the politics, they vote for the politics that they fled. It's brilliant. It's brilliant. By the way, Latin Americans often do the same thing. They bring the giant government politics that they fled into the United States, just as New Yorkers do to Florida and Californians do to Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. There are a lot of Californians. Every night, really, every night on Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham, this is the stuff that they hear to promote people to murder blacks, sky is scum. I hate saying this. You know in all of my career, I desisted from this. But the level of leftist is so despicable that I have no other terminology. Play it over again. This guy..

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"wesley lowry" Discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast

Mike Gallagher Podcast

05:32 min | 5 months ago

"wesley lowry" Discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast

"Brandon Tatum coming up next. The Mike Gallagher show. When The New York Times recently ran an expose on Carlson's record of promoting white nationalism and replacement theory, he tweeted out the picture of himself holding up the article, the front page of The New York Times and laughing about it. Millions of people absorb this garbage on a regular basis on its program, fox does nothing about it. We have not shied away from calling that out and calling Tucker out on this program because what he is doing is very dangerous. In the relief factor dot com studios, here's Mike. Yeah, yeah, Jim Acosta, we haven't shied away from calling out Fox News. The network that cleans our clocks every day in the ratings, the quadruples are numbers. We wish we had a fraction of Tucker Carlson's audience. We wish we had Fox News channel's numbers. So now we're going to pretend that Tucker Carlson and Fox News channel are somehow to blame for some monster who decided to go shoot and kill innocent people at a buffalo supermarket. Got it. Got it. Good to know. Portions of our show brought to you by fellowship home loans. Call 805 ten Mike are going to fellowship home loans dot com slash my G welcome home fellowship home loans. And it's not just the Jim Acosta's of the world. It's not just Rolling Stone Rolling Stone that called the 18 year old shooter a mainstream Republican. Oh, no, no, no, no. Liz Cheney got in on the action. Wait, I can not wait to get officer Tatum's reaction to congresswoman Liz Cheney's hot take on the buffalo shooting. He joins us live Brandon Tatum is the brand new host of the officer Tatum program which begins today tonight is the night. It is the launch. Of course, Brandon is going to fill the Larry elder slot Larry retired from radio and what a pleasure it is to welcome the cofounder of blexit, the founder of the Tatum report, his news site. He's got like, I'm told a trillion subscribers on YouTube. Now getting to a trillion brand, Brandon, that's pretty impressive stuff. Congratulations. Mike Gallagher, thank you so much for having me on. It's a pleasure. I'm honored. I'm blessed to be able to be with the Salem team. You know, we're going to have a good time tonight. We're going to talk about all the issues, but not yet a trillion follows yet. One day, you're working on it. Well, it's all right. One day at a time, you do have, I think, 1.9 million subscribers on YouTube, almost a million on Instagram, and we know you're going to translate all of that success you've had to the radio show. We're all excited for you. And we welcome you to the Salem family. You're going to do great. I followed your work and your voice for a long time. So having you join our team is a real thrill. I want to play for you. Some journalists named Wesley Lowry because I'm very interested in your perspective on the left's reaction to the buffalo massacre. Let's listen to journalist Wesley Lowry to Brian stelter over the weekend on CNN. Let's be clear. The stuff Tucker and Laura Ingraham say every night, it could be written by white supremacists very often. There is a section of this manifesto where the shooter starts talking about people always say diversity is strength. How is it strength? I could hear it in Tucker's voice. He says this all the time, right? But the Ben Shapiro's of the world say this is a big chunk about the idea of genetic differences that could have been pulled from an Andrew Sullivan column, right? There are plenty of people in our politics in our media who advance these ideas and advance them frequently. Oh, so it's Ben Shapiro's fault, or it's Andrew Sullivan's fault, or Laura Ingram's father, public enemy number one, Tucker Carlson's fault. Officer Tatum, they just can't help themselves, can they? Oh, these people are deranged and they're out of their minds and they live and they thrive off a double standards. It's quite ironic that they're willing to, you know, put the blame on Tucker Carlson and other conservatives who may have some ideas that are accurate that this guy plagiarized and used to the detriment of other people. But they're not out here talking about Illinois or any of these Democrats who are literally telling white people that they're the enemy of the world. They are really creating in my opinion these homegrown terrorists by spending most of their time making white people feel horrible about existing in this country, making white male Christian straight men feel like that they are the enemy of the people, make wealthy white men feel like they're destroying America every minute because they've accomplished the level of success. I think that more so, those individuals who are saying are creating this negative rhetoric create these deranged lunatics that go out and do this. Now, I'm not holding anybody specifically responsible because the person who pulled the trigger and decided to be an evil nut job goes to a shop and shoots people, he is 100% responsible for his own actions and I hope he spent the rest of his life in jail before he gets executed and then have to meet judgment with God. But I really do see the hypocrisy. If you're going to point the blame, you have to look at both sides if you're going to make an accurate statement according to.

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"wesley lowry" Discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:59 min | 5 months ago

"wesley lowry" Discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast

"Some journalists named Wesley Lowry because I'm very interested in your perspective on the left's reaction to the buffalo massacre. Let's listen to journalist Wesley Lowry to Brian stelter over the weekend on CNN. Let's be clear. The stuff Tucker and Laura Ingraham say every night, it could be written by white supremacists very often. There is a section of this manifesto where the shooter starts talking about people always say diversity is strength. How is it strength? I could hear it in Tucker's voice. He says this all the time, right? But the Ben Shapiro's of the world say this is a big chunk about the idea of genetic differences that could have been pulled from an Andrew Sullivan column, right? There are plenty of people in our politics in our media who advance these ideas and advance them frequently. Oh, so it's Ben Shapiro's fault, or it's Andrew Sullivan's fault, or Laura Ingram's father, public enemy number one, Tucker Carlson's fault. Officer Tatum, they just can't help themselves, can they? Oh, these people are deranged and they're out of their minds and they live and they thrive off a double standards. It's quite ironic that they're willing to, you know, put the blame on Tucker Carlson and other conservatives who may have some ideas that are accurate that this guy plagiarized and used to the detriment of other people. But they're not out here talking about Illinois or any of these Democrats who are literally telling white people that they're the enemy of the world. They are really creating in my opinion these homegrown terrorists by spending most of their time making white people feel horrible about existing in this country, making white male Christian straight men feel like that they are the enemy of the people, make wealthy white men feel like they're destroying America every minute because they've accomplished the level of success. I think that more so, those individuals who are saying are creating this negative rhetoric create these deranged lunatics that go out and do this.

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Brandon Tatum: The Left Thrives off of Double Standards

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:59 min | 5 months ago

Brandon Tatum: The Left Thrives off of Double Standards

"Some journalists named Wesley Lowry because I'm very interested in your perspective on the left's reaction to the buffalo massacre. Let's listen to journalist Wesley Lowry to Brian stelter over the weekend on CNN. Let's be clear. The stuff Tucker and Laura Ingraham say every night, it could be written by white supremacists very often. There is a section of this manifesto where the shooter starts talking about people always say diversity is strength. How is it strength? I could hear it in Tucker's voice. He says this all the time, right? But the Ben Shapiro's of the world say this is a big chunk about the idea of genetic differences that could have been pulled from an Andrew Sullivan column, right? There are plenty of people in our politics in our media who advance these ideas and advance them frequently. Oh, so it's Ben Shapiro's fault, or it's Andrew Sullivan's fault, or Laura Ingram's father, public enemy number one, Tucker Carlson's fault. Officer Tatum, they just can't help themselves, can they? Oh, these people are deranged and they're out of their minds and they live and they thrive off a double standards. It's quite ironic that they're willing to, you know, put the blame on Tucker Carlson and other conservatives who may have some ideas that are accurate that this guy plagiarized and used to the detriment of other people. But they're not out here talking about Illinois or any of these Democrats who are literally telling white people that they're the enemy of the world. They are really creating in my opinion these homegrown terrorists by spending most of their time making white people feel horrible about existing in this country, making white male Christian straight men feel like that they are the enemy of the people, make wealthy white men feel like they're destroying America every minute because they've accomplished the level of success. I think that more so, those individuals who are saying are creating this negative rhetoric create these deranged lunatics that go out and do this.

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"wesley lowry" Discussed on Popcast

Popcast

04:43 min | 6 months ago

"wesley lowry" Discussed on Popcast

"And there's something that will says, I believe it's in the GQ profile that Wesley Lowry did about talking about how he had to wait until his father had died. To be able to really tell these stories and address these subjects. So I'd be interested to talk about king Richard through the lens of like how Will Smith relate to his personal story and then a quick sidebar, we should come back to this. Hearing you talk about him playing Richard Williams and Richard Williams kind of like resistance to worrying about being palatable to white people in tennis or whatever, what that brought up for me was Will Smith's first serious acting role, which is 6° of separation. Which is the exact opposite sort of character. And I think has set a template on some level for what Will Smith has tried to do in different formats in his acting career, obviously not as literally as a young black outsider trying to gain Andre to elite white society, but the path of getting acceptance on like broad level, that's the narrative that Will Smith was telling from 1990, whatever that was, three, four, really, probably all the way up to the mid 2000s. And so it's interesting that there's still a touch of that in him playing this Richard Williams character who's not doing that same thing. He's also, I think, having trouble pivoting, frankly, like adjusting to the fact that not only was he someone who was this handsome young man who comes to Hollywood, you know, when his first working on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and he's so new and so nervous and wanting it to work correctly that he learns everybody's lines, not just his own. Part of the problem is that he worked really hard to ingratiate himself to this community and to be part of this institution of Hollywood and he really becomes like an avatar for what it means to be like a studio's leading man. Only to find as so many celebrities, I think, of his age have that he's gotten to this point, the sort of Pinnacle, but we're also at this point in American history where we're kind of like reexamining everything. Right, the old pathways. Like if you compare the path that Will Smith took to, let's say, superhero film, ubiquity, broadly speaking..

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"wesley lowry" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

05:03 min | 1 year ago

"wesley lowry" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"People are recognizing it, but I think you know, Unfortunately, I think many people on left when you mentioned crime, they just think it's like a right wing dog With or oh, you're just saying that because you have some kind of racist feelings. They're saying that because you wanna, you know, attacked the Democrats and To be fair. I do think that there's some people who politicized the issue, and maybe for some years they bring up Chicago just say always. Democrats are feeling in Chicago in Baltimore, but you know, they also don't have a solution for it. But the reality is this is a very real thing. It's taking extraordinary amount of lives, particularly among people who aren't wealthy enough to live in a gated community and have private security, or, you know, are in a privileged position like that. And I think a lot of people on the left. They just they so politicizes issue of policing that they really think the main problem is constraining the police. The police are out there hurting people killing people abusing people all the time. We have national Kearse oration. They don't understand that police are actually really useful tool because of increased policing. In the 19 nineties, we saw such a sharp drop in homicides that actually we somewhat closed. I think we close almost 1/5 of the gap in life expectancy Inspector see between like black men and white men right. So many people in the eighties and early nineties were being murdered. And I think that you know life is a life of the life. It doesn't matter who takes it, and the government needs to be attended to everyone's life. And the reality is that if you forced police to pull back if you force them to make less stuff, which is what happened, and very you know, I did some reporting in Baltimore 2018. I think they're stopped cutting half or something after the Freddie Gray incident, right? If you have that much less police and going on. Yes, you might have a few less abusers here and there. We're gonna be a huge increase in things like shootings and homicides and young men getting blown apart and I don't think that's worth it. You know? Do you think we should be talking about better policing Maura Council police? We shouldn't just be talking about no police or less policing. That's the one Things. This is one of the things actually you just mention I'm glad you mentioned Baltimore in the Freddy get gray riots and the impact it had on policing in Baltimore, because I know you've been covering this for a while, wasn't just Baltimore. There are other cities where this has happened where you have a high profile police involved shooting black man dies and then what ends up the happening in the wake of that is that there's so much outrage. It leads to less policing and more death. Chicago The same thing happened in a very highly publicized event in years prior, this is something We saw before 2020 before George Floyd ever occurred. And yet we did the same thing. Yeah, There's actually a Harvard professor. Real prodigy, Roland Fryer. Really, really bright guy. He did a study of I think he studied five cities. There's a high profile police incident. There are people are very angry at the police, and there is an investigation by like a state or federal authority. On. What he found is that every one of those cities in Baltimore was one of them. Ferguson, ST Louis was one of them. Chicago was one of them Everything on one of those cities. So, uh, first, a large drop in policing police start stopping a lot fewer people starving, left proactive. They would still respond to 911 calls. Someone asked him to come, but they would go out. Let's on their own right. And then they felt a huge increase in homicides. Right. Basically, what happened was paralyzed matter produced less policing, which glues produce a lot more death, but it should have produced with better policing right. Better policing. The left places are not the same thing. In fact, in many major American cities, Chicago is one of them. If you kill somebody, If you have a homicide, you have less than half a chance of being coins. But chance basically being cocked for it. Right. So a lot of people say that gamble right now going kill somebody. And then if you know the place I'm going to find the person who killed your loved one. You might go out and shoot them yourself that fuels the cycle of violence. I think that cycle of violence has been having so many neither with yes. Two years that we've been deeply thing intentionally wanted, unintentionally, and we just haven't been paying attention to it that he really believed that what we really believe that slogan of black lives matter. We have to pay attention to what's happening. What kills me about this whole thing is the lying but torrential lying around these subjects that goes on. So you mentioned that the rising crime This year. It's been pretty dramatic and in homicides across the country in major cities, we've seen a 40% increase over the previous year in homicides. That's the biggest single year increase we've had since 1960 on then when you go over to the Washington Post police shooting database, which is really the best, the best available database to sort of Kabul. This data together from various Law enforcement agencies around the country and you drill down to the number of unarmed black people. I didn't say menacing people. Both men and women on our black people killed by cops in the United States it we're told frequently that there's a genocide going on yet last year 2020 18 black people unarmed. Held by police for various reasons this year so far in 2021 44. Why is it that the press can't even begin to be honest about the context here and the scale of these things? Look, I think something fairly important has happened in journalism where I think reporters feel like they have to take a particular side on a social or political issue. You know Wesley Lowry's that The Washington Post called it moral clarity right where they Have to be making..

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