It’s incredible to me how quickly those on the left can change their opinions on a particular matter, especially, say when that matter hits close to home.
One of the more recent examples of the left’s elitist affinity for hypocrisy can be plainly seen when looking at the social media accounts of former ESPN and professional basketball reporter Chris Palmer. As a wealthy journalist with ties to mainstream media, Palmer has always held to his leftist beliefs. But this week, we got a real look at just how flimsy those beliefs are.
Last week, after the wrongful treatment and subsequent death of Minneapolis, Minnesota resident George Floyd, many were calling for justice, including Palmer. And while it may have had justifiable intentions initially, once peaceful protests turned into violent looting and property destruction, even after justice was served and the police officer found to be in the wrong was not only fired but arrested and charged with murder.
During the riots in Minneapolis, several properties were burned to the ground, including a local AutoZone and this nearly constructed affordable housing project.
Images of the fires went viral immediately, with people of all walks of life commenting and giving their two cents about the events.
Palmer, upon seeing the blaze, tweeted, “Burn that s– down. Burn it all down,” inciting even more violence and unwarranted criminal activity.
However, he wasn’t nearly as given to praise when looters and “protesters” tried to enter his perfectly landscaped gated housing addition in California only days later.
According to the New York Post, Palmer’s community was threatened three days later with a mob of looters literally trying to climb the gates.
And Palmer went into hysterics…
“They just attacked our sister community down the street. It’s a gated community and they tried to climb the gates. They had to beat them back. then destroyed a Starbucks and are now in front of my building.” And then he demanded that “these animals” leave them alone.
“Get these animals TF out of my neighborhood. Go back to where you live.”
Quite a different tune from the praise he gave rioters just days before, huh?
We thought so too.
But as Palmer’s next few tweets prove, this isn’t the only thing he has to say on the matter. In fact, he dug himself an even bigger hole.
Later that same day, the former reporter added to his post, saying, “Welp. They’re gone. Security called the cops and they swarmed. Some scattered, others were arrested. (You hate to see it.) Tense moments. There’s graffiti everywhere. We live in a beautiful, safe community and have pride. These people had no pride and weren’t protesters.”
Welp, I can guarantee that the people who burned down that affordable housing project in Minneapolis weren’t ‘protesters’ either. But Palmer didn’t seem to have a problem with it then. As I clearly pointed out, he actually encouraged it.
However, when it comes to his own neighborhood, people had better walk the line. Does he think that his home and the possessions of his family are somehow more important than those who could have lived in Minneapolis?
As the Star Tribune reported, the 189-unit housing project that Palmer encouraged to burn could have housed hundreds of low-income people. In fact, three dozen of those units were to be set aside for “very low-income tenants.” These people have just as much right to have a “beautiful, safe community” as Palmer.
And yet somehow, he doesn’t see it that way.
Nope, instead, he rants on Twitter for ‘protesters’ to “Tear up your own s–. Don’t come to where we live and tear our neighborhood up. We care about our community. If you don’t care about yours I don’t give a s–.”
Talk about hypocrisy. I mean, wow. How selfish can you be? It’s fine when someone burns down and destroy someone else’s home in the name of whatever they are claiming these “demonstrations” are doing. But don’t you dare try to pull the same thing for the same reasons in his community…
And I wasn’t the only one who noticed. Social media users everywhere were quick to point out his double standards. Apparently, he had so much criticism that he was even compelled to offer some sort of apology.
But he’s a bit late and a lot short on that account. He has already proven to the world just how two-faced he is, and no amount of groveling is going to make up for it.