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The Democrats Are Whitewashing Leftist Violence

Posted on Wednesday, September 2, 2020
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It took only one week for the legacy media to go from gaslighting the nation about leftist violence to begging Joe Biden to distance himself from it.

“Joe Biden condemns violence in Portland and challenges President Trump to do the same” reads a ridiculous CNN headline about the presidential nominee’s speech in Pennsylvania yesterday.

The trouble with Biden’s contention, and the thrust of the CNN article, is that the former vice president blamed Donald Trump, “white nationalists” and “white supremacists,” not Antifa or Black Lives Matter, which have perpetrated most of the carnage we see in American cities. I’m sorry, it’s leftists who are chanting “death to America” in Oakland, not MAGA-hatted shock troops.

Moreover, Trump and Republicans have been condemning violence for months. They were pilloried for it. It wasn’t that long ago that Senator Tom Cotton wrote an op-ed in the New York Times suggesting Trump send National Guard troops to quell riots. The entire condemnation of Cotton was predicated on the notion that he wanted to deploy the military to crush peaceful “protesters.”

Perhaps the reality of the situation escaped the attention of many media figures who for months were diligently downplaying the existence of the looting, rioting, arson, statue-toppling, and murder. Perhaps these reporters and pundits fooled themselves into believing that Marxist Antifa “protesters” were really akin to the G.I.s landing in Normandy to stop the Nazis.

For months, we’ve been hearing the juvenile assertion that the country’s protests were “mostly peaceful.” Only this past Sunday, CNN’s Chris Cillizza was still tweeting that “Trump’s efforts to label what is happening in major cities as ‘riots’ speaks at least somewhat to his desperation,” despite the fact that much of downtown Kenosha had already been burned down by leftist agitators who had gathered from around the country.

You may remember New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof penned a reported piece titled, “Help Me Find Trump’s ‘Anarchists’ in Portland,” wherein he notes that the “president has his politically driven narrative. And then there’s reality.”

I guess he found them now.

Kristof’s first column, like so many others, assumed that Trump was exaggerating the political violence for partisan reasons. When Trump sent National Guard troops to quell the “protesters” who were attempting to firebomb the federal courthouse building, the entire Democratic Party’s media complex mobilized to perpetuate the myth that the presence of troops had triggered the violence itself, and that peaceful protesters were being snatched off the streets by fascistic stormtroopers who had occupied the city. In the vivid imagination of many contemporary Democrats, Portland in 2020 was just like Chile in 1973.

Let’s be honest: Every day is like Chile 1973 for such Democrats. There have been so many ginned-up moral panics over the past four years that they simply dissipate into the ether. Reminder: The National Guard hysteria — “Trump’s Occupation of American Cities Has Begun,” for example, warned Michelle Goldberg in the New York Times — happened right before the “fascists are snatching our mailboxes!” hysteria.

“As right-wing groups increasingly move to confront protesters in U.S. cities, demonstrators are assessing how to keep themselves safe,” says the same New York Times today. By the time this is all over, rioters will be remembered as the true victims.

Democrats thought they could somehow take advantage of radical protests to help them win 2020. It has backfired. Once distaste for the violence began showing up in polling, and once Republicans could circumvent media coverage during their convention and focus on David Dorn and other victims of leftist violence, the Democratic Party and their allies switched the narrative.

Today, the dangerously unserious House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff blames Trump and, who else, the Russians for “willfully fanning the flames of this violence.” Joy Reid, recently given a primetime show on one of the country’s major news networks, claimed that the riots were false flag operations perpetrated by “armed white nationalists” deployed as a nationwide strategy to help reelect Trump.

Just yesterday, NBC News reported that “Trump praises right-wing supporters, rails against protesters after unrest in Portland.” In many ways, the story is prototypical of Trump Age journalism.

The reporter, Allan Smith, describes the shooting of an unarmed Trump fan thus: “a man was shot and killed in confrontations between Black Lives Matter protesters.” In the very same piece, the reporter describes Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who claims he shot two rioters in self-defense, as a person who “was accused of having opened fire Tuesday during a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, killing two people.”

For NBC News, in one shooting there was a vague “confrontation” where the presence of pro-Trump activists “contributed to violent clashes,” and in the other a man “opened fire” on “demonstrators . . . protesting the police shooting of Jacob Blake.”

Not long ago Biden’s campaign staff was bragging about their donations to a group that paid the bail fees for Minneapolis rioters. And veep pick Kamala Harris was promoting these groups as well. Today? “Fires are burning, and we have a president who fans the flames,” says Biden. I wonder if reporters will track down any of those “protesters” Biden’s staff bailed out to see what they’ve gotten themselves into.

In any event, Biden promises that once Trump is gone peace will again prevail.  “Americans weren’t getting murdered every week in political violence when Barack Obama was president,” another CNN commentator says. “This American carnage began in Donald Trump’s America. He is dividing the country and inciting a civil war for his own cynical political purposes.”

Let’s set aside the fact that virtually every police shooting that’s sparked riots and violence in the past four years has occurred in cities run by Democratic mayors and often progressive city councils. Trump does not run the Minneapolis or Kenosha police departments. Wasn’t Obama president during the riots in MilwaukeeBaltimoreOakland, and Ferguson? Wasn’t it Obama who was president when five Dallas police officers were murdered by a Black Lives Matter activist?

When a few hundred Nazis rioted in Charlottesville, the very soul of the country was at stake. When far leftists are behind mass unrest across the nation for months, causing billions in damage and destroying thousands of lives — most of them in minority communities — it’s still Republicans who are at fault.

Of course Biden doesn’t want cities to burn. But Democrats have spent years stoking conspiratorial and paranoid fantasies among their gullible activists. Every traditional political setback Democrats experience — a tax cut or Federalist Society–approved judge’s confirmation — is treated like a dire attack on the foundations of “democracy.” The constant and cynical delegitimizations of American institutions and our elections have convinced a bunch of people that their voice has been stolen. And once the hysteria devolved into violence, it caught up to Democrats in the polls. Now they’re just attempting to whitewash history.

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Dave S
Dave S
3 years ago

Oh, if only you and the other writers that contribute these articles could be the ones debating Biden. It would be fun to watch. Concise, to the point, factual, no exaggeration, no chest pounding. Alas, not to be.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
3 years ago

They created the violence day 1 Floyd was killed. Planned, pre planned IE preset brick piles in Minn.
Only action now due to polls.
Even now cops raided trucks carrying riot supplies into Kenosha, & more questions:

Who houses rioters
where
Who pays them
who sends in supplies
where are supplies stored
Follow the money & paper trail
Hire rioters: Craigslist?? other
who pays for supplies
Are rioters bused in or Local or if local how far local
Apply model nationwide
Then add weak mayors & governors

Wayne Peterkin
Wayne Peterkin
3 years ago

To any leftist, the ends always justify the means. They will lie, cheat, and steal to obtain the political power they covet, and it is not for anyone’s benefit except their own.

Shoe
Shoe
3 years ago

It is the Media that is covering up the left wing violence‼️ When Nader (from NY) says there is no violence in Portland it is because he only gets his news from NBC. The traitors in the media are a much greater threat to our way of life than Russia or China. The Media is the deadly enemy within and as long as courts give them liability protection for the lies they tell, the socialist in the Media will ultimately destroy us.

Rik
Rik
3 years ago

Monkey see, Monkey do! … or is it: Jackass see, Jackass do! … or is it: Progressively Communist Democrats see, Progressively Communist Democrats do! … Still looks all the same to me! … Lies!, Lies! and More Lies!
They claim President Trump won’t leave the Presidency if he loses! Heck, its them who will “claim victory” even after President Trump gets re-elected in a landslide! … Only this time We the People will rise up to destroy these Commies and restore sanity to America!

Glenn Lego
Glenn Lego
3 years ago

The picture above of the rubble. How do you whitewash an image like that?! Of course Jesus talked about whitewashed tombs.

David Spade
David Spade
3 years ago

Left wing Democrats just want to fan the fires of riots by blaming everyone but themselves. When they support the anarchists, the Marxists, the Antifa thugs and those who want to divide America, then they are part of the attempted breaking of America. I would like to think that rational thinking citizens are completely wise to these lies. People know these imposters are just as fake as the lame stream media reporting “peaceful” protests.

Morty Tupperman
Morty Tupperman
3 years ago

Monty Python’s “Confuse-A-Cat” comes to mind…

Gordon
Gordon
3 years ago

The Democrats know their butts are in trouble. What did you expect them to do? Go away quietly? Glad to see them and their cohorts being exposed

Phil Hammersley
Phil Hammersley
3 years ago

I don’t know of any DIMM on the national level who has condemned (wholeheartedly) the Marxist/Communist violence. Biden’s milquetoast statement is totally CYA to hopefully stop his poll numbers from falling further. If there IS a Dimm anywhere who doesn’t like the violence, he/she doesn’t have the guts to say it out loud!!
Can you imagine Scoop Jackson, Harry Truman, JFK, or even Hubert Humphrey putting up with this crap?

James
James
3 years ago

These riots have fomented with the blessing of the democrat party. First, the democrat governors and mayors thought they could deny the existence of the anarchy and destruction with the help of the fake news media. The denial didn’t work! The truth got out! Now, democrats admit to the destruction, but they blame the president for their failures. This second denial doesn’t pass the smell test either. The president wanted to snuff the anarchy, but democrat leaders refused his help! I hope voters see the pattern here!

GRELLA GRELLA
GRELLA GRELLA
3 years ago

I think it’s too late for the DEMOCRATs to try to whitewash the DEMOCRAT terror unfolding across American in DEMOCRAT run states and cities. No one believes them when they try to blame Republicans . Everyone knows that the rioting is being by marauding gangs of DEMOCRAT terrorists . All the DEMOCRATs need to justify their terrorism is one bad cop . They just needed an excuse. They were waiting for just such an opportunity to pounce. Normal people would naturally expect that DEMOCRAT Mayors and/or DEMOCRAT Governors of DEMOCRAT states would have moved fast to quell DEMOCRAT terrorism happening in their States in an effort to avoid the embarrassment that would follow. But no, those DEMOCRAT officials did NOTHING and instead thereby enabled the DEMOCRAT terrorism .

What DEMOCRATs are really protesting is the fact that Trump has survived ALL their attempts to stop him. DEMOCRATs are frustrated and bewildered. They are like a wounded animal striking out as its last attempt to save itself. And, this , of course , means they are dangerous and will do dangerous things. So, expect more terrorism from the DEMOCRATs before the election. It’s all they know how to do .

JohnH
JohnH
3 years ago

Crazy times: People loot & burn their own city & then taxes go up to rebuild , insurance goes up for all , business is down or out of business for good and tourists do not want to come to your city.. Everybody suffers that lives there. Yesterday, Trump said he would give Kenosha $4.2 Million to help rebuild businesses but I cannot believe WH will do this for every incident.

Dina Kim
Dina Kim
3 years ago

I appreciate your adding the modifier left-wing and leftists for the protesters/rioters because the main stream media only add modifiers for conservatives. It’s important to keep reminding everyone that these are left-wing mobs that are holding cities hostage and behaving like terrorists.

JohnH
JohnH
3 years ago

The FBI must know if outside groups are moving from city to city to create the burning & looting. If so, why cannot FBI arrest these people? They should not need okay from Mayor or Governor to stop a few people. Trump says he can stop in hour or less if state will call him for help.

JohnH
JohnH
3 years ago

Notes on Social Security site: FICA taxes of 12.4% from employee wages up to $137,700 (brings in $945 Billion or 89% of SS income in 2020,$80.8 Billion (7.6% of income) interest on money trust funds invested in Fed guaranteed securities , & $36.5 Billion (3.4% of income) from taxes paid on benefit checks. Summary: Throughout history, SS generally has taken in more dollars than paid out & get this Reserve $2.9 Trillion end of 2019. So why would Trump want to put SS into General Fund and fix SS so it lasts longer than year 2034 ??? Something wrong with this picture in my opinion.

R.J. from Arizona
R.J. from Arizona
3 years ago

I wish AMAC would stop using the word Democrat as that party that I have known all my life died about 2 years ago. I would accept Socialist Democrats or National Socialists as a replacement.
I blame Gov Northam of Virginia for starting all this when he told VA State Police to stand down in Charlottesville. The blood is on his hands.

John
John
3 years ago

AGREE, AGREE, AGREE with the tone and facts of the article !!!

Robin W Boyd
Robin W Boyd
3 years ago

Progressive Democrats lie! Biden has been lying for decades, making him very comfortable with Progressive lies. Progressive Democrats will claim literally anything to deceive liberal minded Americans into supporting the U.S. becoming a Socialist nation.

Kim
Kim
3 years ago

The phrase “peaceful protesters” has taken on new meaning among the democrats. Yet another oxymoron, like “social justice” and “free healthcare”.

Trump 2020.

M. Beaumont
M. Beaumont
3 years ago

The major media, CNN, MSNBC. The NYT. and other Democrat propagandists have destroyed the public trust in what they report. They are no better than, and maybe worse then Russia’s Pravda. It’s a sad day when leftist propaganda has the peotection of the 1st amendment

Ed J
Ed J
3 years ago

The delirium of the Demsheviks, their toadies and other lemming-like adherents, plus the lamestream media, is still alive and well. In fact, it is even increasing and is approaching epic tsunami proportions as we approach the election. Such desperation on the part of these leftist/socialist/communist/anarchist groups now knows no rational bounds. The sad part is that these denizens of this Fantasyland of their own making actually believe their own rhetoric as divine gospel! This portends nothing more than that the inmates will be running the asylum should Biden win in November.

gkp
gkp
3 years ago

Joe Biden is a complete idiot and belongs in an old age home for alzheimers patients// the liberals are out of touch with Law and Order and the women in this country should take a real look at what their children will grow up in voting for these Communist loonies//Hope the TRUMPSTER wins in a landslide and the Republicans take the SENATE and CONGRESS and get rid of the witch Pelosi//

Mytake
Mytake
3 years ago

Biden is so lame it is pathetic.

Dr. D Cissero
Dr. D Cissero
3 years ago

The “Media” is to the left as Gobbles was to the Nazi’s and Pravda was to the former Soviet Union.

John A. Fallon
John A. Fallon
3 years ago

I personally am fed up with socialist/dem LIES, somebody explain how the left can justify the MURDER of innocent babies and then get thier panties in a knot protesting the death penalty? Somebody explain why dem judges keep releasing dangerous criminals over and over again? And then have the arrogance to blame it all on PRESIDENT TRUMP! THEY support anti-AMERICAN HATE GROUPS that are burning, looting, destroying businesses, murdering innocent children and then ignore the truth!! Everyone who partissipates in these riots are EQUALLY GUILTY OF ALL CRIMES COMMITED DURING THESE RIOTS INCLUDING TREASON FOR TRYING TO OVERTHROW OUR LEGITIMATE GOVERNMENT, they are all guilty of federal crimes, round them all up and see how fast they all disappear from other cities.

Patrick J. Robertson
Patrick J. Robertson
3 years ago

I would love to see some real investigative reporting on the source of funding for these “protesters”! Transportation, tee shirts, hotel bills, signs lots of stuff common from city to city !

Lowell Potter
Lowell Potter
3 years ago

If Biden wins, it’s “Goodbye America” the way we know it. Harris will be ‘shadow president’ as ‘Sleepy Joe’ leaves huge gaffes, even when using ‘prompter!’ Let’s say our prayers to the living GOD, that the Biden/Harris ticket will be left with just the stub! How can anyone, with a grain of common sense vote Biden/Harris???????

Brenda Blunt
Brenda Blunt
3 years ago

Biden is such an idiot!

carol
carol
3 years ago

The left always think they are the victims of whatever is going on, especially when they start it! They are just waiting for someone on the right to start another civil war! Who ever wins the presidency, the violence will NOT stop because these thug terrorists aren’t anything but destruction of America! I just pray the American people see thru all these leftist lies!

BAE
BAE
3 years ago

Yes, the media are the enemy of the people, and I don’t understand why. It is very scary what they are doing to everyday people just trying to get by. They’ll destroy our country and then say it wasn’t them. Disgusting …

Jeanette Fenton
Jeanette Fenton
3 years ago

yellow journalism at its worst!

Dino Deplorable
Dino Deplorable
3 years ago

Send the idiot biden and and his idiot bunch in with water guns and then the rioting will stop,HA,HA,HA,HA.

gin
gin
3 years ago

Just want you to know that the leader of people who do evil acts, lying, stealing, murder, etc. is Satan. Yes, he does exist. He wants people to think he doesn’t, and that makes it easier for him to lead more astray. God is good. Our country could be turned around if more people would come to Him and obey His ways. Start with the 10 commandments. He who has the power to create a universe by simply saying “Be”, can fix anything that is wrong. He has promised to do just that some day, and it seems like it’s coming soon. He will take care of those who seek Him and His ways. He loves everyone, but will judge those who don’t want Him. Think about it. As long as you are alive, you can make that decision. After that, it’s too late. Believe me, He will bless your life if you want Him.

Lincoln Sorensen
Lincoln Sorensen
3 years ago

Soros owns the media and his money keeps CNN and the other alphabet soups in business, Do you think their anemic viewerhip can keep them solvent? Not likely. The outrageous salaries of these lying imbeciles comes from somewhere other than the few sponsors they have left.

Ginger Lymbery
Ginger Lymbery
3 years ago

Follow the money…..who is paying these people to riot and burn? When you find out who that person is, then stick them will the bill to rebuild all of the destruction that their “employees” have done….maybe they won’t be so rich after they have to cough up billions of dollars for repair construction.

Rick J.
Rick J.
3 years ago

The left is going to push the issue until civil war is the only option. I wonder if they know what they are really asking for?

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

The dems are telling us that if they are elected they will allow a communist revolution without resistance. Low income families will
move in to large homes owned by those of means ( see Dr Zhivago), All historical statues will be removed, our national archives will be
destroyed, all enterprise will be taken over by the “state”, innovation will be frowned upon, medical care will be limited to a once-per-year
visit, and all means of income production will be discouraged. I’ll bet that Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Zuckerberg and the ultra-wealthy have
already moved at least 50% ( or more) or their wealth out of this country and have several residences in other nations. Costa Rica for me.
Enjoy the election. See ya.

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Stock brokers are contacting their mega clients ( I’m note one) and informing them that they are recommending a reduction of shares in
the recent high-flyers and the establishment of stop-loss figures in others. The market is already making plans for a Biden win if it
occurs. I ( and they) pray it dosen’t.

BruceM
BruceM
3 years ago

It should be clear to the average voter Biden and his media denizens are lying. Notice I said “should be”. The only way we’ll know this is after the election. Let’s hope our citizens…or at least a majority of them…see through the media and their campaign to elect Biden, and vote accordingly, or if Trump so offends their sensibilities, to not vote.

Bill Brown
Bill Brown
3 years ago

The Democrats are Communists!!  The RINO’s are also Communists!!  The Republican Party as a whole is useless!!  We need a new Political Party – The Freedom Party founded from FreedomWorks.org!!  Stand-up for America!!  Make the TRUMP Movement grow – Freedom NOW!!!!!

Bill Brown
Bill Brown
3 years ago

Demand Antifa and all Marxist Groups be prosecuted!!  Take-back OUR Country!!!  Stand-up for America!!!!  Remove Every Democrat!!!!!

Bill Brown
Bill Brown
3 years ago

We must restore law and order!  It must start with making OUR Government Accountable to the People!!  Stand-up for America!!!!  Remove Every Democrat!!!!!

Bill Brown
Bill Brown
3 years ago

Become a Counter-Revolutionary!  Demand Authority ENFORCE OUR LAWS!!  Stand-up for America!!  Remove Every Democrat!!!!!

Bill Brown
Bill Brown
3 years ago

IF YOU LOVE YOUR CHILDREN, find an alternative to Public Education.  It destroys individual thinking!!  Charter and Parochial Schools can be OK but Home Education is best although it may require lifestyle changes.  EACH OF US MUST CHOOSE!  “IF YOU LOVE YOUR CHILDREN…”

Garye
Garye
3 years ago

What happened to Real Americans, nobody living in this Great Country should tolerate violence, destruction of property,looting and fires. The LIES of democrats,the media and the distortions of what Our President has done for everyone should be ENOUGH to fully support four more years.
Shocking that anyone will accept anything less!

Carol Nickel
Carol Nickel
3 years ago

The left is so out of touch with reality and so used to their lies they have totally lost it and do not ever see the absurdity of what they are doing. I lived in CA, NV and recently in WA state and I saw with my own eyes the total destruction and what is taking place in what used to be in my estimation the cream of the crop of beautiful states on the west coast. I will tolerate NO MORE LIES from these useful idiots and have restarted my calling their offices whether they are a moronic mayor, governor or a member of congress. I am so aware of what the media is trying to do to this country and you are so correct that they are along with antifa and blm the enemy from within. They are nothing more than marxist and communist fronts and I keep saying follow the money! I no longer believe any of what I hear from these idiots. If you vote for biden/harris then we will live as I lived under the new great leader putin of the soviet union. I have seen with my OWN eyes what socialism and communism does to people! And at the age of 80 I will never live under that type of rule. I have one question for the press: “How did pelosi know to have her masks made in such a vast amount that she can wear a different matching mask for each of her outfits?” “And how did she blame everyone else “I was a setup?” for her going into san francisco and having her hair done?” Those type of “humans?” will never make me afraid or fear them. They are cowards and I can only pray that God will change their hearts.

Stanley Sparks
Stanley Sparks
3 years ago

I have not seen a peaceful “protest” yet, they use bats to break glass out of cars and businesses.They throw molotov cocktails,rocks and bricks. Then shoot commercial grade firework at people and building. Karl Marx would love these guys.

Linlee
Linlee
3 years ago

Sad to say but democraps believe the media doesn’t lies. They won’t look at anything that reports the facts not narratives. One of my democrap friend seriously believes we are telling g !ie’s about taxes, riots, socialism, health care, etc. They are absolutely brain washed! You can’t reason anything with them. Truly sad they believe all the other news except Fox! Just plain corrupt!

The OLD Warhorse
The OLD Warhorse
3 years ago

It used to be that the “mainstream media” (ABC, NBC, CBS and later, CNN) was the propaganda wing of the Democrat Party. Those days are gone. Now, the Democrat Party has become the political wing of the Leftist or Progressive (actually Socialist or Communist) Media. Have no doubt folks, Slow Joe and Chameleon Kamala will react to almost anything stated by any of the Trump-hating talking heads on CNN. There is nobody in elected office today or seeking elected office today in the Democrat party who is actually “in charge” or in a “leadership position”. Some think that AOC and “The Squad” or old Bernie are pulling the strings behind the scenes. NOT SO!!! It’s the New York Times (and their repeater stations, the LA Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, etc.), CNN and MSNBC and the others to a lesser degree that are driving the Dems to do what they are doing. They hate the President, they lie about him, they misquote him at every opportunity, they have created the agenda for the Dems and all the little politicians just follow along blindly. Will it end after the election? Hell no!!! If Biden somehow wins, it will only get worse and I fear our country will suffer a severe decline. If Trump wins, their heads will explode! BUT, IF the Republicans gain control of the House, increase their majority in the Senate, and the President wins, there is a chance, just a chance that we can undo much of the damage done over the past half-century or more. There’s a lot of damage to undo and it will take a lot of guts to do it.

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