Following the killing of George Floyd last summer, there were calls for more police training and reform. The GOP and its media arm, however, decided that any sort of cops reform amounts to “defunding the cops.”
And with an uptick in crime, Conservative media is truly rallying versus the idea of authorities reform. In truth, Sean Hannity informed listeners on Thursday that any type of modification will result in the streets running with blood.
A license to steal, a license to dedicate criminal offenses in New York– no bail. License to steal in San Francisco, processing unlawful immigrants, overlooking the laws of the land. “.
The Fox host said throughout his radio program, “I saw star James Woods ripping Biden and Lightfoot stating, As long as Democrats continue to defund the police, Americas streets will run with blood.”.
The messaging was quite effective for the party as the fear mongering assisted Republicans win more home seats than expected in spite of losing the White House and the Senate.
Naturally, fear mongering is a vital part of not just the Fox brand name, but of Republican chances of winning elections. So while Hannitys comments appear extraordinarily hyperbolic, it is a good sneak peek of what to anticipate over the next 18 months.