The Daily Caller in January posted a video compilation of “cars plowing through protesters,” instructing readers to “Study the technique” as “it may prove useful in the next four years.”
The video was compiled by Mike Raust, the Daily Caller’s video editor. It features a number of clips of people in cars and trucks driving through protestors blocking roads.
“If you are easily triggered, stop watching now,” a text at the start of the video reads. “Too late,” the next text says, as a truck drives through a protester. The compilation is set to a terrible acoustic rendition of Ludacris’ 2002 hit “Move Bitch.”
In an accompanying caption, Raust wrote: “Here’s a compilation of liberal protesters getting pushed out of the way by cars and trucks. Study the technique; it may prove useful in the next four years” — ostensibly a reference to protests in response to Donald Trump’s presidency.
“None of these clips are new, but that doesn’t mean they’re not still fresh,” Raust concluded.
The astonishingly tone-deaf post was published on Tucker Carlson’s website, as well as Fox News website Fox Nation. It has begun to attract attention and outrage on social media in light of the weekend’s terror attack in Charlottesville.
On Saturday, a 20-year-old white supremacist drove his car into a crowd of anti-Nazi protesters, killing one and injuring 19 more.
As of writing the Raust video remains up on the Daily Caller and Fox Nation websites. See a screenshot below.
UPDATE –– 6:11 pm ET: Both The Daily Caller and Fox Nation have taken down the posts (the original is archived here). Fox News’ Noah Kotch told CNNMoney in a statement, “The item was inappropriate and we’ve taken it down. We regret posting it in January.”
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