There’s a horrible standard that conservatives have to live with.
Vicious crimes against them just are not treated the same way.
Tucker Carlson exposed an awful hate crime carried out against Fox News.
In 2019 Adolfo Martinez was sentenced to 15 years after burning an LGBTQ flag hanging from a church in Iowa.
He was given 15 years for the hate crime of arson and given a year for reckless use of explosives or fire after using lighter fluid to burn the flag in the street.
If Martinez had burned down the church instead of the gay flag he might well have gotten off with less time.
Christopher A. Durant was sentenced to five years in prison for a 2020 fire and he was ordered to pay $143,429 in restitution for the damage he caused.
Currently in America, the term “hate crime” only applies to the religious iconography of the left.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson pointed out on Wednesday night that the burning of the Christmas tree outside of Fox News’ New York offices was an “attack on Christianity,” and a “hate crime.”
Approximately $500,000 in damages resulted from the fire, according to the Post.
“A Christmas tree is a symbol. It’s a symbol of a specific culture. It’s a symbol of a much-loved tradition that’s hundreds of years old. Above all, it’s a symbol of a religion, the world’s largest. Torching Christmas trees is an attack on Christianity, obviously. It’s an assault on religious observance,” Tucker said, adding that such attacks on other religions would be considered a “hate crime.”
“The DOJ can tell you precisely how many Qurans were burned last year in the United States, but they don’t keep track of Christmas trees,” he continued. “Why is that? Well, because they couldn’t care less.”
The man accused of torching a Christmas tree was freed Wednesday night without bail as soon as prosecutors had reduced the number of charges against him from seven down to three.
“I have been thinking about lighting the tree on fire all day long,” Craig Tamanaha allegedly told Detective Matthew Demaio, according to court papers.
If Craig Tamanaha is convicted, will he go to jail for 15 years or even five years?
It’s doubtful given that the prosecutors already seem to be intent on getting him off the hook rather than prosecuting him.
But Fox News has not been cowed by the attack. CEO Suzanne Scott announced in a company-wide email the tree would be replaced by Thursday afternoon.
“We will not let this deliberate and brazen act of cowardice deter us. We are in the process of rebuilding and installing a new tree as a message that there can be peace, light and joy even during a dark moment like this,” Scott wrote.
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