Chances are Seth Meyers, Samantha Bee and John Oliver aren’t calling the native police frequently.
The late evening hosts are properly compensated for his or her work, permitting them to dwell in neighborhoods the place violent crime is one thing seen on their flat-panel TVs, not outdoors their home windows.
If Meyers calls SE D.C. dwelling, or Bee commutes from her Hell’s Kitchen walkup to the TBS studios, I stand corrected.
So it’s simple for them to facet with the far-left protesters demanding we defund the police. How excessive is that place, past the bounds of widespread sense? Both Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are saying, “not so quick…”
Not Team Late Night. They’re all in, to various levels.
HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” bought a bounce on the late evening development Sunday.
[Show host John] Oliver argued that taking some cash from a police division’s finances, and utilizing it to create extra inexpensive housing, or to fund psychological well being providers, would create a neighborhood security web higher suited to answer conditions akin to somebody having a psychological well being disaster in public, reasonably than an armed officer. The police may then concentrate on extra severe crimes.
“The idea is that the function of the police can then considerably shrink as a result of they aren’t responding to the homeless, or to psychological well being calls, or arresting kids in colleges, or actually every other scenario the place the most effective answer will not be somebody exhibiting up with a gun,” Oliver stated. “That is the thought behind ‘defund the police,’ for those who really take heed to it.”
If it’s important to clarify a slogan like “Defund the Police,” it’s not doing the job. Plus, it’s awful coverage. It’s like saying by giving more cash to dependancy therapy facilities will repair the horrors of dependancy. Sadly, drug addicts usually want a number of visits to facilities like that earlier than kicking their lethal habits.
Too many by no means do regardless of the facilities’ finest intentions.
The similar holds true for psychological well being companies. They do noble work, however they’re hardly are capable of “repair” deeply disturbed souls. They assist, however once they don’t we might have legislation enforcement to step in.
The similar holds true, clearly, for crime. Giving a repeat offender inexpensive housing isn’t any assure she or he will surrender on crime. None. To say in any other case is absurd.
Tell that to Samantha Bee. Arguably TV’s nastiest late evening host joined the “defund” parade,
“Given the big hurt being executed to the black and brown communities, we will’t solely hold responding with the identical weak incremental tweaks,” Bee stated. “George Floyd himself was killed in a metropolis that has been referred to as a shining star of police reform. Police reform hasn’t introduced the change we’d like however there’s something we will do: We can defund the police.”
Bee even shared a “Take Action” web page the place you’ll be able to assist make your communities even much less protected sans cops.
Meyers’ ‘defund the police’ rant isn’t as overt as his comrades, however the disconnect from actuality is even stronger.
“This proves as soon as once more that direct, mass motion within the streets get outcomes,” Meyers says, earlier than exhibiting a video of the police utilizing drive in opposition to protesters.
Naturally, the clip is selectively edited. What occurred previous to this second? More importantly, has Meyers not seen the violence, the mayhem, the fires, the shattered companies and different chaos from the protests? Police are being assaulted nationwide on a mass scale, and the restraint they’ve proven is admirable.
He says there are “numerous movies” of closely armed cops attacking protesters. Really? Did they throw bricks and stones and Molotov cocktails first? Seems an essential element Meyers leaves out.
Could he actually assume we’re this dumb? There’s gaslighting, after which there’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”
Next, he makes use of a ridiculous analogy to name for defunding the cops.
“One dangerous flight? ‘Maybe we will make air journey higher.’ But if each flight results in the Hudson River you may assume, ‘it’s time to defund Spirit Airlines,’” Meyers says.
Next, he chastises Fox News’ Tucker Carlson who really has a reporter on the bottom in Seattle to cowl what Meyers is ignoring.
Tucker, you assume the left desires to switch the police with a “Woke militia” in your warped thoughts, what do you even think about this “Woke militia” would appear like? Antifa skate teenagers patrolling the streets of their Hamilton t-shirts, forgiving everybody’s pupil loans and forcing them to make use of their free authorities healthcare “I’m sorry, sir, I’ve no alternative however to detain you and convey you to the hospital to get your rash checked out, freed from cost.” And then, bounce on the again of my board.”
Actually, the brand new “warlord” of Seattle has an AK-47, and the “peaceable” protests Meyers praises aren’t fairly … correct. Here’s only one snapshot of those principally peaceable gatherings in Seattle, Wash.
“Hoping to interrupt by means of the barricade, protesters attacked officers with bricks, bottles, rocks, and improvised explosive units, sending some officers to the hospital. At the identical time, activists circulated movies of the battle and accused the police of brutality, demanding that the town stop utilizing teargas and different anti-riot methods.”
That’s been the media narrative for days, even when it reached ranges of absurdity Lt. Frank Drebin may cheer.
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All of this ignores one other reality. Some radical leftists are actually saying they don’t need police knocking on their doorways, or yours, regardless of the Late Night SpinTM.
No. More. Cops.
That’s one thing our “truth-telling” comedians may think about as they scribble down subsequent monologues.
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