“Pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon”
NewsBusters reports on the startling lack of media coverage of police and sheriff’s deputies who are increasingly targeted by cold-blooded killers goaded by the blatantly hypocritical Black Lives Matter movement.
Friday night we were met with news of the unprovoked, execution style ambush of Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth in Texas. Goforth, 47, the married father of two young children, ages 5 and 12, was shot 15 times as he filled the gas tank of his patrol car. He was murdered by Shannon Miles, 30, a black male.
“We’ve heard black lives matter — all lives matter,” the visibly angry Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman told reporters. “Well, cops’ lives matter, too.”
ABC, NBC and CBS dutifully reported the tragedy during their weekend news broadcasts, while noting the increase of police officer deaths in 2015. Missing from the accounts are the increasing death threats against uniformed officers, which have become a mainstay at Black Lives Matter rallies, often preceding or following acts of violence against police.
Such was the case on Saturday afternoon when Black Lives Matter activists gathered at Minnesota’s State Fair. As they marched, they referred to police as “pigs” and called for them to “fry” while they were, ironically, protected by police escorts.
This certainly isn’t the first time activists have called for violence against law enforcement officers and had their wish fulfilled. Last December, two NYPD officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, were sitting in their police unit when they were gunned down. The killer posted on Instagram the same vicious chant, “I’m putting pigs in a blanket,” just before he killed the two officers.
On Tuesday morning Illinois police officer Lt. Joe Gliniewicz was murdered. Police are conducting an intensive search for three suspects. Gliniewicz, a married father of four had been an officer for more than 30 years.
In Louisiana, State Trooper Steven Vincent, 44, was gunned down following a traffic stop last week. He was married and the father of a nine-year-old son.
Instead of reporting on the chants of violence at these rallies, the networks instead reported on the less offensive “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” slogan — knowing this mantra was based on a falsehood. Still the network news broadcasts continued to include it in reports without comment or correction, an astounding 156 times in less than a year.