Last night there was a rally for the one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville VA protests. Was it peaceful? Not by a long shot. No, there weren’t any vehicles set on fire and no real vandalism to speak of. However, there were verbal and physical attacks launched at cops and the media. Does the media report on this? No, instead they have their narrative which includes terming events in Charlottesville ‘peaceful’ and lecturing Trump.
President Trump on Saturday condemned “all types of racism and acts of violence” on the first anniversary of the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, calling for the nation to “come together” after a week in which he stoked racial divisions with attacks on black athletes and other minorities.
‘Racially-tinged remarks’ is how the WaPo termed it in the headlines. As Powerline points out, a remark is either racial or it isn’t. WaPo definitely weaseled on this one. Quite frankly, Trump was correct last year. Both sides, ALL sides were wrong in how they handled themselves at Charlottesville then, and they are wrong now.
So how exactly did the Washington Post report on the ‘peaceful’ vigil?
Just think of the media as Democratic Party operatives with bylines, and the silence makes perfect sense.
ROGER KIMBALL ON JOURNALISM: “Words are wonderful things — it’s sad to see how the Gray Lady twists them.”
JOURNALISM: CNN calls marchers chanting ‘f*ck the police’ and throwing eggs ‘anti-hate groups.’ Calling them “commies” would be more accurate, but wouldn’t support the narrative.
MSM NARRATIVE FAIL: ‘Unite the Right’ Rally: White Nationalists March in D.C.
It’s not until the fifteenth paragraph that the New York Times bothers informing its readers of a crucial detail: “The Unite the Right group planned to have up to 400 people at the rally … though the group was considerably smaller.” So all this media hoopla for a few dozen losers, because it feeds into the media’s preferred narrative that Trump has brought us to the verge of racist-fascist takeover of the U.S.?
UPDATE: Even then, the Times isn’t being completely forthright. “Considerably smaller” apparently means around thirty people. My friend has more people than that playing role-playing games in his basement this weekend, but the MSM doesn’t seem interested in that.
MORE: The Times has now completely rewritten the story, now emphasizing the “low attendance” of around “two dozen.” Some of my local friends were literally scared for their safety because of the way the media all last week suggested that thousands of violent neo-Nazis were about to descend on D.C. Someone should be held accountable, but won’t.
I THINK THEY SHOULD STOP PLAYING THEMSELVES IN A MOVIE THAT’S RUNNING IN THEIR HEADS WHILE THEY’RE DOING THEIR ACTUAL JOBS: Journalists need to stop playing themselves in movies.