We are going to do this article a little differently than usual by presenting a video first, which we shared with readers in a recent ANP article, but I am going to ask readers to watch it again, and for new readers to watch it closely for the first time, before we move on to show how the media has decided to ignore literal dictionary definitions to demand that conservatives stop describing protesting liberal mobs as "mobs."
Scene: Supreme Court building on Saturday, the day Justice Kavanaugh was sworn in. The doors are locked, and the as MSNBC describes it, protesters "swarm" the Supreme Court.
Question for readers: In the video above, was that a "large and disorderly crowd of people?"
Other recent examples include "protesters" gathering in large numbers and surrounding the homes of Trump administration officials; crowds gathering to heckle and chase conservatives out of restaurants, large numbers of liberals harassing Senators in the halls of the Senate, screaming at them, threatening them with physical violence and death, and much, much more that we and others have been documenting over the last two years.
Does this qualify as mob actions and mob mentality?
I say absolutely, yes it does. It is literally the dictionary definition of the word mob, including many of the synonyms.
MEDIA & LIBERALS WHINE OVER THE USE OF THE WORD "MOB"
CNN and other liberal media outlets on the other hand, has declared war against the use of the term "mob" to describe these "mobs," as evidenced by CNN's anchor Brooke Baldwin demanding that conservative commentators not use the word "mob" to describe the crowd of people that chased Senator Ted Cruz and his wife from a restaurant's open dining room.
Yesterday during a discussion of midterm voters’ motivation levels, CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin cut off commentator Matt Lewis when he said, “I believe it’s the overreaction of the left. When you see people like Ted Cruz getting chased out of restaurants by a mob, when you see — ”
“Oh, you’re not going to use the mob word here,” Baldwin interjected.
“Oh, it’s totally a mob,” Lewis responded. “It is without a doubt.”
“Matt. Matt. Matt,” Baldwin repeated. “Stop, stop. A mob is what we saw in Charlottesville, Virginia two Augusts ago. A mob is not what we saw chasing — I’m not saying what they did was right.”
“What about the people who were at the Supreme Court banging on the walls? What do you call that?” Lewis responded. “Civil protests?” At this, Baldwin rolled her eyes then put her face down in her hands.
“That’s pretty mobby,” interjected commentator Mary Katharine Ham. “And if it were Tea Partiers we’d call it a mob for sure, c’mon, let’s be serious.”
“Let me move past the m-word, because I do feel like that’s part of the weaponization of what’s happening now, on the right,” Baldwin said, then pivoted to another topic.
CNN wasn't done, on another segment, CNN's Don Lemon (No, I won't torture readers with the video - See it at Daily Caller if you want) held what was supposed to be a panel discussion on what constitutes a "mob," but he was too busy screaming at his conservative guest over the terminology.
CNN even wrote an article claiming "Republicans have a new name for Democrats: 'mob'." (Archive is link here)
CNN is not alone, as Washington Post headlined with "‘An angry mob’: Republicans work to recast Democratic protests as out-of-control anarchy." (Archive is link here)
Note to Wapo: Accurately describing a "mob" of angry people harassing others, is not "recasting" anything, it is calling a mob exactly what it is... a mob.
NYMag titles their piece: "GOP: Protesters Are Mobs – Unless They Have Guns and Like Us."
On and on it goes as the liberal media attempts to justify mob mentality as simply "anger" and "protests," yet if Republicans gathered, pounded on building doors, clawing at them like deranged zombies, threatened liberals, sent videos of people being beheaded to Senator's wives, harassed liberals at restaurants and stores and even at their own homes, those same media outlets and liberals would be screaming from the rooftops that the conservative "mobs" were attacking liberals.
In fact a look at history, specifically, 2009, the DNC actually created a web ad calling Republicans going to political town halls to oppose Obamacare, "angry mobs." The web ad was called "Enough of the Mob." CNN actually promoted the ad in an article dated August 5, 2009.
Here is the 2009 DNC ad, which I have downloaded in case it somehow is removed from YouTube.
The media is angry, they not only agree with the mob mentality we have been noting as liberals rage across the nation, they actively incite them by promoting outrage after outrage to everything the Trump administration has done over the last 18 months.
As to that incitement, I find it very interesting that CNN's own Jim Acosta once claimed that the blowback against CNN, with crowds at Trump rallies chanting CNN Sucks, was incited by Fox News and conservative news outlets. Acosta stated that they feed conservatives a "daily diet," of "what they consider to be terrible things that we do over here at CNN."
Hello... Pot, meet Kettle.
Studies of MSM news during the past two years has shown an average of 90 to 92 percent, consistent and constant negative and hostile coverage for President Trump and conservatives, which has been feeding liberals a "daily diet" of outrage and inciting the liberal anger and mob mentality.
90 to 92 percent...... maybe we should call those liberal media outlets the "Misinformation mob." Yeah, I like the sound of that!
Democratic politicians, like Maxine *Mad Max* Waters, are also promoting the mob mentality, telling liberals to "create a crowd" to confront conservatives, is encouraging mob mentality.
Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up,” Waters said. “And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd.”
“And you push back on them,” Water said. “And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”
I would be willing to wager that if any of these liberal media personalities found a "crowd" of conservatives surrounding them, they would be calling it a "mob."
Wait, I don't have to wager, as they have already done so. August 2018, after a crowd at a Trump rally heckled Jim Acosta, chanting CNN Sucks, and Jim Go Home, the website Deadline described them as a jeering "mob."
So, it is a "mob" if it is conservatives telling journalists they suck, but not a mob if it is angry liberals harassing, threatening and trying to claw their way into a locked Supreme Court building, with others howling and screaming and pounding on the doors.
Gotcha..... and, errrrrrrrrrrrr, NO.
They are mobs, angry, out of control, disorderly and in some cases, dangerous and we will continue to call them such as long as they continue to act like mobs.
Disclaimer: The people, Democrat or Republican, simply protesting or counter-protesting, without the threats, the violence, the harassment and the disorderly conduct, are not the people we are describing as mobs, nor are they the ones being highlighted by conservative commentators.
The First Amendment guarantees the "the right of the people peaceably to assemble," but if readers watch the first video at the top of this article, I think any reasonable person would conclude those are not people acting "peaceably."
The media is trying to conflate the two, but that isn't going to work.
If liberals, the media, and Democrats could call people attending town hall meetings in 2009, which are geared for constituents to voice their concerns and displeasure, or agreement, with their elected officials stance, "angry mobs," then it is not out of bounds in any way, shape or form, to call out of control liberals, clawing and pounding on locked doors, surrounding conservatives homes, harassing politicians or administration officials in public, chasing them out of restaurants, threatening them with death, sending videos of beheadings, etc..... a mob.
The 'information mob" of the MSM, like Wapo, CNN and others, can deal with it, because Independent media and conservative media will continue to call it like it is.
Below, Tucker Carlson brilliantly calls the media out for their claims that the liberal mobs we have been witnessing, aren't really mobs.
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