August 17, 2020
By Clay Bell
What do Black Lives Matter “protesters” in Chicago attacking and fighting with police officers, BLM and Antifa thugs beating and robbing multiple passersby in Portland and violent rioters in Portland chanting, “Kill a cop, save a life” while hurling objects at police have in common?
For one thing, they’re all examples of what many in the so-called “mainstream” media still constantly refer to as “peaceful protests,” And unbelievably, many on the left side of the political spectrum refuse to condemn such criminal actions as wrong.
A police officer in Chicago was bashed over the head with a skateboard as police had to use pepper spray and batons to repel hundreds of demonstrators at a protest to defund police. During the not-so-peaceful protests, participants called for removing police from the city's public schools and abolishing Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
In Stone Mountain, Georgia, those wanting Confederate monuments left in place clashed with those wanting to remove the monuments, causing police to become involved. And in Michigan, a rally by a right-wing group ended in violence when demonstrators and group members got physical.
Meanwhile in Portland, Antifa and BLM rioters beat up a man and his companion for having the audacity to come to the aid of another person whom those same rioters had just robbed. And when police tried to handle the escalating situation, they were attacked and hit with thrown objects, sending two officers to the hospital. Later, two gunshots were fired after pro- and anti-police rallies clashed in the city.
Yet the major media outlets hardly even mention the violence.
It’s the same phenomenon we recently saw with Cannon Hinton, the 5-year-old white boy riding his bike in his yard who was shot in the back of the head execution style by a black neighbor. It’s a story largely ignored by “mainstream” media.
Sure, most outlets ran brief stories on the topic once criticism began of them ignoring the event. But had it been a white man murdering a black child, it likely would have made top headlines and led off newscasts throughout the country.
Worse, some are even praising the man for shooting the youngster. One BLM supporter took to social media to say of that episode, “Ion give a s--- he is white it’s time for revenge we tired shit over with now we shooting yall go cry to yo moma.”
Such a reaction is the same that many have to the widespread rioting, claiming rioters have a right to burn police cars and destroy buildings because, well, just because. And the media are complicit in covering up the situation.
In a weekend story, USA Today spoke several times about the “mostly peaceful protests” going on around the country. Apparently that “newspaper” has somehow missed the fact that violent, dangerous riots are occurring across the country, mostly spurred by BLM and Antifa activists.
With such travesties of reporting, Americans are left to search alternative news sources to even learn about the carnage occurring in many of our bigger cities. Meanwhile, many leaders in the Democrat party, including U.S. Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, refuse to call the violence wrong, even when innocent people are hurt and policemen are injured.
In the end, it’s media outlets only telling one side of the story and Democrat politicians refusing to delineate between right and wrong who are the true racists, not those who contend that all lives matter—which they do.