Fox Contributor Deneen Borelli Cites "Government Gone Wild" To Justify Oregon Standoff

Borelli: "They're Outraged About The Overgrowth Of Government, It's Government Gone Wild"

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From the January 4 edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom:

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MARTHA MACCALLUM (HOST): Deneen Borelli, Chief Political Correspondent for the Conservative Review and a Fox News contributor. And Jessica Ehrlich is a former Democratic congressional candidate and an attorney. Welcome to you both, a lot of issues here. And some interesting questions raised in a couple editorials that say that news organization have been so careful in terms of how they present these individuals. And they say that they were not that careful when it came to other cases like Dylann Roof, for example, who clearly had racist intentions when he crazily killed people in a Charleston church. They also point to Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, and that they were quickly labeled to be Islamic terrorists in the course of their killings in San Bernardino and they claim we are, some are handling these folks with kid gloves. Deneen, what do you think?

DENEEN BORELLI: Well nothing like the left-wing media using an opportunity to really cloud the instance that's going on in Oregon to confuse people and that's what the left-wing media does. Each instance that is referenced in the article that you mentioned are individual circumstances. And what people need to understand, what's going on in Oregon, it is really an overgrowth of government. Government gone wild is outreach of government. You have these individuals who are trying to save their property, save their ranch because the overrun of government is not doing that. Government owns a substantial amount of property in the west. And these individuals were trying to save their property.

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MACCALLUM: They raised a question, Deneen, of some of the racial tensions that we've seen in Missouri and the fact that in those situations when people are rising up in that case against the police, and against that government institution, that they are always referred to as being a group of black people, a group of sometimes thugs, those kind of names are used, and they say, in this case, why aren't people talking about the fact this is a group of white militiamen? Why is that distinction not made?

BORELLI: Well listen, what happened in Missouri is really outrageous because you had individuals who were very destructive. They destroyed property, they destroyed their communities. We're looking at Oregon, right now these individuals are being peaceful. They're outraged about the overgrowth of government, it's government gone wild. And I'll tell you, we don't want to see this happen across the country, but this is an example of something that can happen because of the overgrowth of government and Americans are tired of government intrusion in their everyday lives. And so these individuals, right now, are peaceful. They want to rein in government gone wild. Why is it that federal government owns 47 percent of western states in our country? In Oregon alone the federal government owns 53 percent of the property. So, it is really outrageous how government is creeping into our everyday lives, no matter what it is you're doing. And people just want to be left alone.

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