BuzzFeed Tries (Again) to Explain Away Death to Cops Chant
Earlier this week, BuzzFeed referred to the video below as “alleged” chants of death to cops.
What you just saw and heard is “alleged.”
Now they’re trying to explain it away a second time. Hey, it was just a joke…
Protester Who Chanted For “Dead Cops” Says They Didn’t Mean It
Many commentators have denounced the chant, saying it has no place in the public discourse, regardless of the intent. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani called it “horrible.” Republican Rep. Peter King of Long Island said it’s contributing to dangerous “anti-cop rhetoric.”
But some TMOC affiliates said that the intent of the chant is being misrepresented and that it was not meant as a call for violence against individual police officers.
“I don’t think people wanted dead bodies,” the person who participated in the chant said. “It was not bloodlust. Some people were laughing when they were chanting it — there was a humorous element to it. Everyone is a human being, and I don’t think any of us wants to see someone suffer and die.”
See? It was just humorous to chant “What do we want? Dead Cops! When do we want it? Now!”
Don’t you get the joke? Isn’t wishing death to cops funny?
I’m sure if this happened at a Tea Party event, BuzzFeed would be working just as hard to explain the incident and put it in context. Don’t you think?