‘Looting’ is now racist to the left – ‘The Five’ break down the pitfalls of playing ‘phrase police’
In the wake of a rash of lootings round San Francisco, the left is calling the use of the time period “looting” – you guessed it – racist.
The hosts of “The Five” on Tuesday mentioned liberals are displaying how misplaced their priorities are with their concentrate on race and phrase video games.
“Liberals are more focused on not hurting the feelings of smash-and-grab gangs than getting tough on crime,” “The Five” co-host Jesse Watters mentioned.
“This is part, I believe, of someone thinking this is reparations for society’s inequities. … And I wonder why [California Gov.] Gavin Newsom’s mad now. He laid the groundwork for all this,” co-host Brian Kilmeade mentioned.
Watters jokingly steered utilizing the time period “reparation-hunters” as an alternative of “looters.”
Co-host Dana Perino mentioned she would use the similar time period to describe White looters. Even Democrat Jessica Tarlov remarked that these playing “word police” are “losing the real battle.”
“People know what they’re seeing, and now that everything is being caught on video, they know exactly what it is,” she mentioned. “It doesn’t matter what you call it. It’s stealing things, and people will use any number of synonyms for that.”
Dagen McDowell chimed in, declaring that retailer safety guards should not stopping thieves “very often because the stores are afraid of being called ‘racist’ if they lay their hands on anybody [to]…try to detain them.”
She recalled seeing thieves “stealing in broad daylight from a store” in New York City and screaming “Rape!” or “You’re a racist, get your hands off of me!” when confronted by the safety guard.
Looting “creates these poverty zones,” she continued, comparable to in San Francisco the place 17 Walgreens areas have closed, and 5 extra are anticipated to shutter. They have been ravaged by the metropolis’s excessive fee of theft, which is 5 instances the nationwide common.
As a consequence, McDowell noticed, its residents are left in low-revenue areas with out entry to [Walgreens’] medication, items and jobs.
“I thought this [is] a jobs presidency. Why would people be looting in a jobs presidency?” Watters requested.
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