God, you have to love the abject bias in any mainstream media coverage of anti-Trump protests. Well, scratch that. You can see it in absolutely every leftist protest news story, regardless of who exactly the people are protesting. As long as they are on the “right” side of any particular issue, they get a pass on nearly everything.
How, you ask, can journalists feel good about promoting the kind of wild violence these protests so often devolve into? Easy. They simply tell viewers that the violent ones are separate and distinct from the peaceful ones. Just like ants crashing a picnic, the rioters have nothing to do with the “protesters.”
But this was again the case in Albuquerque on Tuesday, when more than 1,000 “peaceful protesters” were somehow displaced by “young, raucous rioters,” according to news reports. These entirely separate and not at all related rioters hurled everything from rocks to flaming T-shirts at police.
Police, meanwhile, were praised for not doing anything about it. You know these leftist rioters…they need room to express themselves. If they have to hurt a few cops or burn down a few stores in the process, well, we have to recognize how little voice they have in our oppressive, white patriarchy. If you were in their situation, you would be doing just the same. You just can’t understand, because you’re so blinded with privilege.
“We don’t like what Trump wants to bring to our country,” said one Hispanic protester.
“He’s bringing ignorance,” said his friend.
Oh blow it out.
How does one, exactly, bring “ignorance” to a country?
Well, even if it were possible, Trump’s in the clear. These protests are enough to demonstrate that ignorance was well-rooted in America before Trump ever threw his hat into the presidential ring. And the media is doing its part to make sure that his campaign can’t get rid of it.
Can you just imagine the media reporting on an anti-Hillary protest of this sort? Would they just simply adopt the point-of-view of the protesters without any critical commentary? Would they completely excuse pro-Trump protesters for any violence they might happen to propagate? We don’t really need a hypothetical, do we? When one lone Trump supporter punched a black protester on camera a few months back, the networks played it non-stop for three days straight.
Well, we knew it was going to be like this. It always is. We can just hope that more people start recognizing the fake narrative being sold to them by the media.