Just How Bad is Crime? Gingrich Has a Few Thoughts

Vitalii Vodolazskyi /
Vitalii Vodolazskyi /

It’s hard not to turn on the TV and hear about crime from your local news. There are shootings, stabbings, riots, and more. What you don’t hear is just how bad crime is getting all around the nation. If you want to see actual crime statistics over the prior year, you have to do some serious digging.

It’s as if the liberals don’t want you to know just how bad things have gotten.

Luckily, we don’t have to do too much digging to learn the truth. And Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House, has a few thoughts on why the crime stats are being hidden.

Gingrich recently published an op-ed where he talked about the rise in murders and other crimes taking place around the country. And when he went onto “America’s Newsroom” on the Fox News Channel, he didn’t hold back. He questioned why there wasn’t a lot of coverage on the Waukesha Christmas parade attack and the flash mobs of people stealing from stores.

He suggested that the liberal media is doing all that it can to “not communicate how bad it really is.”

The question is, why? Why should the liberal media do anything but be honest with the American public?

It likely has to do with the Biden administration. After all, it is up to the media to protect Biden’s reputation. Whenever there is an uptick in crime, people blame leadership. And, considering that Biden’s approval rating is already falling into the low 40s, he needs all of the help that he can get to maintain a positive image.

If the media were to actually show off just how much crime is happening, particularly in liberal-led areas, people would never vote Democratic again. And, well, the media simply cannot allow that to happen.

Gingrich had a strong warning about how more and more people are going to start responding aggressively. “I think crime’s going to become a bigger and bigger issue because it directly threatens all of us. And when you see these flash mobs that rush into stores, 80 people, semi-organized, looting a store, I suspect people are going to say they want prosecutors who prosecute, they want policemen who police, and they are tired of being told that our sympathy for the criminal has to be greater than our sympathy for the innocent.”

When it comes down to it, people want to feel safe within their communities – and they want to be able to call the police, not a social worker. People want to be able to know that the justice system is alive and well. Only, liberals want to paint criminals as these misunderstood individuals who want a second or third chance to do right.

No one wants to let criminals out on the streets. All it takes is one theft, rape, or murder for a person to decide that a criminal is best found behind bars. And, if that’s all it takes to get a person to change their minds, the news outlets have decided that it’s best not to tell people just how many thefts, rapes, and murders are being committed around the country – and often by the illegal aliens that have been openly invited by the liberals.

This is what Biden’s America looks like. Crime runs rampant and the media hides it until it happens to one of us. Is it fair? Absolutely not. Will the politicians do anything to get Biden out of office so that the country can heal? Time will tell…