NO ENEMIES TO THE LEFT:
Protesters in California set fire to a courthouse, damaged a police station and assaulted officers after a peaceful demonstration intensified. t.co/fUZTABUM21
— ABC News (@ABC) July 26, 2020
“Peaceful demonstration intensified.” George Orwell would be impressed by the level of gaslighting.
As NewsBusters has extensively documented, the broadcast newscasts have done everything they could to downplay and cover-up the extreme leftist violence at protests happening in cities across the country. But during ABC’s Good Morning America on Sunday, the network, via correspondent Janai Norman, attempted some revisionist history, claiming it had been “weeks” since protests had turned violent.
Norman’s lie came just as she was wrapping up her report, falsely telling viewers: “And no one seriously injured in that shooting at that protest in Colorado. But it’s been weeks we have seen protests like these turn violent in multiple cities around the country, as we have this weekend.”
Not only has it not been “weeks” since protests turned violent, but it also hasn’t been “weeks” since there has been protest-linked violence in multiple cities at the same time.
While there has been violence in Portland for 59 days, last week saw riots in Seattle targeting local businesses, which the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) blacked out and hid from viewers. And two weeks ago, ABC actually noted (though only briefly) that Black Lives Matter assaulted New York City police officers (including the chief of police) during a peaceful, interfaith march to support law enforcement.
MOSTLY PEACEFUL: Austin Protest Turns Deadly; One Killed. “According to a source with knowledge of the events that transpired Saturday night, the protesters surrounded the wrong car. The driver was armed, as is legal in Texas, and fired when the man with the rifle approached the driver’s car and pointed his gun at the car window.” Well, stay tuned, but blocking streets and threatening motorists is a violent act, and it is dangerous for all concerned. It’s malpractice for police to allow this to happen.
PRETTY MUCH SETTING THINGS UP FOR TRUMP TO INVOKE THE INSURRECTION ACT IF HE WANTS TO: Police Tell Business Owners in Seattle ‘You’re On Your Own.’
Life comes at you fast. pic.twitter.com/tSXyYBSIfu
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 26, 2020