Daily Archive: January 25, 2017

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Channeling Fox

Trump tweeted today about the violence in Chicago: “If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible ‘carnage’ going on, I will send in the Feds!”

Let’s ignore for the moment that the numbers he used were wrong. Leave aside for the moment the fact that Chicago’s homicide rate is far from the worst in the country. Set aside the fact that “violence in Chicago” is conservative code for “black liberal violence we can point to so people won’t pay attention to police killing unarmed black men.”

No, let’s instead think for a moment about where this came from.   See more