ABC Jacob Blake Interview Destroys Media Fable Blake Was ‘Unarmed’
On Thursday, Good Morning in America, co-host Michael Strahan conducted the first interview with Jacob Blake, who is partially paralyzed after being shot seven times by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, which led to devastating unrest. The “objective” media contributed to the riots by claiming that Blake was “unarmed” when he was shot.
As noted by Hot Air’s John Sexton and others, Blake himself admitted at ABC that he had a knife that fell out of his pocket after being cursed twice by police. Then he picked it up again.
“I shouldn’t have picked it up,” Blake admitted. “I wasn’t thinking clearly.”
Strahan tried to explain to him: “You thought when you put the knife in the car, you just wanted to say …”
Blake said, “Throw me on the floor and put my arms behind my back.”
On Twitter, Jeryl Bier brought the sarcasm: “Jacob Blake says he was ready to surrender before he was shot, but after being verbally abused, he pulled out the taser arrows and put his OPEN KNIFE back in his car. Then he would surrender. ” . “That doesn’t make sense, especially when you’re the police.
ABC found that there was an arrest warrant against Blake on allegations of domestic violence and sexual assault. Sexton noted that ABC does not explain to viewers that once officials meet Blake, “they have no choice but to arrest him on the warrant. There is no discretion to decide whether to let him go.” “
Then there is this:
After the shooting, Blake told investigators that he did not know why officers were trying to arrest him and that he did not know that he had an arrest warrant against him. However, investigators found a text message on his phone in which Blake mentioned that he had a warrant against him (he only had one so there is no confusion as to which warrant is on hand). Investigators looked at his internet search history and found that he had looked up information about his own arrest warrant on a police website.
When Blake says in this interview, “I hadn’t done anything, so I didn’t feel like they were there for me,” that’s simply not true. He had done something and when he saw the police he must have known that they could be there for him about the warrant.
ABC noted that Blake had previously been arrested for trying to resist the arrest and flee the police, but failed to indicate that in the previous 2010 instance, Blake also waved a knife to a group of officers when they tried to arrest him. Did he really seem like a small risk to the security of the officers?
At the very least, Strahan took all of Blake’s curious statements and expressed him with a critical perspective. He said some people watching the video of this incident asked, “Why didn’t he just stop and do what the police asked him to do?” Blake claimed he couldn’t hear the police.
Strahan is also skeptical. “If the police were going to fight me, if they were going to berate me, I would stop walking away from them and they would have my attention.” However, the prevailing narrative remains that the police are usually wrong in these situations.
This is the personable narrative that you can find on the GMA website: