DeSantis rips media for giving Waukesha suspect a pass for ‘intentional act’ over ‘anti-white animus’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis tore into the mainstream media for ignoring disturbing aspects regarding the suspect who allegedly drove an SUV into crowds last week at a parade in Waukesha, Wis., killing six people including an eight-year-old boy and injuring more than 60 others.

Police arrested Darrell Brooks, who is black and has an online history of posting anti-white, racist remarks as well as calls for violence, but those details have been largely ignored by major media outlets that tend to hyperfocus on such details when they involve white suspects, even to the point of fabricating allegations which was the case with Kyle Rittenhouse, the white teen recently acquitted of murder and other charges in Kenosha, Wis.

During a news conference on Monday, DeSantis pointed to the obvious discrepancies while calling out major media outlets for ignoring what is likely to be key details in Brook’s murder trial.

“And we’re seeing that right now in real-time with Waukesha, Wisconsin, in terms of what happened there,” said DeSantis. “You will look at some of these corporate outlets and they will say that ‘an SUV drove into a parade of Christmas folks.’”

“You never actually hear the discussion about who committed this; what was the motivation?” DeSantis noted further.

“This guy was a career criminal let out on, didn’t really have any bail basically, should not have even been on the street, had clear, anti-white animus. And this was an intentional act,” DeSantis added.

“And it seems like, you know, for corporate press, they’re more apt to characterize a parent who goes to a school board meeting to protest bad policies as a domestic terrorist than somebody who intentionally rams an SUV into a crowd of innocent people,” the GOP governor continued.

“So, you have at least six have died. You have many more that have been injured. I know many people are in the hospital. And so let’s just be clear, this was not a car just driving in. This was an attack by a felon who did that, who should not have been on the street and we’ll see what the actual motivation was,” DeSantis added, before going on to recount falsehoods perpetuated by the major media involving different suspects in recent incidents.

Brooks’ motivation “very well may have been in response to what happened with Kyle Rittenhouse,” the governor added. “And you have to wonder if that’s the case, almost surely, this guy’s view of Rittenhouse was was colored by all these media lies.

“[Rittenhouse] brought a rifle across state lines, that’s a lie. They said that the initial altercation with Jacob Blake [in Kenosha], that Blake was unarmed, that’s a lie. They covered up Blake’s criminal history,” he said.

“And then they said that Rittenhouse shot, and first of all, when you’re self-defense, it doesn’t matter, you know, kind of what race, but they would say that he shot, most people didn’t know that he shot three white people. So, that’s what the media has been doing. And they tend to point a target on law enforcement’s back. But this is just wrong. And these lies have got to stop,” said the governor.

“And if it doesn’t fit your narrative, sweeping the facts under the rug is not doing the service that people deserve. It is what we expect, unfortunately, from a lot of these places, but it’s wrong.”

Jon Dougherty


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