AP Media Poll: 'Police Killings of Blacks' Voted Top Story of 2014
On "The Five" today, Greg Gutfeld reacted to an Associated Press poll that asked the U.S. press for their top story this year.
According to the poll, the top story of 2014 is "police killings of blacks."
Gutfeld noted that the top story wasn't Ebola or ISIS or missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and its 227 passengers. He said the media is "completing their self-fulfilling premise."
He asserted that the media will take something awful - such as the death of Michael Brown or Eric Garner - and claim it reflects an epidemic. When the facts refute this, they resist, because they like the controversy. Then come looting, assaults, and now murder.
"Who built that?" Gutfeld asked.
"Such incidents are stories, but the media shaped them into an indictment, creating an exaggerated narrative that endangered cops," Gutfeld said.
"And now that cops are making fewer arrests to protect their own lives, CNN asks if crime could spike? What are you talking about? Isn't that what you wanted, a timid police? Now, that's what you have."
He said the media wondering if the cop killings will derail the protests is outrageous.
"See, for the media, protest is their pal. It allows them to slam law enforcement as a proxy for America itself - it's a leftover habit from college," Gutfeld said.
"Funny how the left created the term 'hate speech,' yet they're the ones who mastered it."
Watch "The Five" co-hosts react in the clip above.