As someone who has worked in the media now for five decades, I have to wonder who the hell is in charge in major media outlets.
The past Riot Weekend demonstrates that some people shouldn’t be working in this line of work.
First, The Right Scoop reports:
In calling on Democrat mayors and governors to get tough around the country yesterday, Trump said “these people are anarchists”, referring to the rioters around the country:
Get tough Democrat Mayors and Governors. These people are ANARCHISTS. Call in our National Guard NOW. The World is watching and laughing at you and Sleepy Joe. Is this what America wants? NO!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2020
Personally I wish Trump wouldn’t turn so many of his tweets into a political attack on ‘Sleepy Joe’ during a time of such nationwide distress over what’s going on. But I digress…
In response to this tweet, PBS White House reporter Yamiche Alcindor actually tweeted the following: “”These people are anarchists,” President Trump says without providing any evidence.”
“These people are anarchists,” President Trump says without providing any evidence. https://t.co/P7HGwsbKWD
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) May 31, 2020
Has Yamiche been watching the news this weekend? Has she not seen all the fires raging, stores broken and looted all around the country? Has she not seen all the cop cars with broken windows and graffiti all over them? Has she not seen members of the press being attacked? Trump doesn’t need to provide evidence, it’s all over the country.
This just goes to show how far the media will go in their hatred of Trump to defend these thug mobs and Antifa groups.
Ted Cruz hit Yamiche late last night:
PBS seems to have trouble w/ what words mean. According to Webster’s:
“evidence” – a sign which shows that something exists or is true : indication.
“anarchist” – one who uses violent means to overthrow the established order.
Which part of burning cities & cop cars is unclear? https://t.co/s3k39ymr0P
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 1, 2020
Here’s a few more:
The media is committed to defending this anarchy and chaos. They have picked a side and it isn’t America’s. This is not a joke. For your own sake, know who they are and what they are doing. 👇🏻 https://t.co/HjJnhZX6EN
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) June 1, 2020
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) June 1, 2020
So glad my taxpayer dollars are funding such smart and brave journalism from PBS. https://t.co/mbo9MhHuh8
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 1, 2020
If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck and randomly destroys property …
Some people learn from others, and some people learn only from experience. And so The Post Millennial reports:
A news editor for a small, independent newspaper was in support of the protests-turned-riots, until they broke into the paper’s office and she had to take cover from looters and vandals in the basement.
Leigh Tauss, an editor for the progressive news outlet Indy Week in North Carolina, was stunned to find that the protesters-turned-rioters did not look favorably upon her business when they swept the area.
She tweeted out on Saturday, saying “the crowd is extremely peaceful and groups and many are wearing masks and trying to keep distance.”It was only a few short hours later that Tauss tweeted again about the protests. This time her tone was difference.
“I went into the hallway. I heard someone l enter the office and what sounded like smashing inside. We are a small newspaper with a handful of desktops. I’m now hiding in the basement.”
And then on Sunday morning, Tauss posted what had become of her office at the hands of the rioters, tweeting “I’m devastated. We are a progressive newspaper. Last night I was inside when the first brick was thrown.”
A similar scenario happened with ESPN sportswriter Chris Martin Palmer, who encouraged rioters to burn down a low-income housing area in Minneapolis. But when they showed up to his place, he did not hold back in referring to the rioters as “animals.”
Tauss marked the escalations on Twitter.
She went on to record the late night actions.Tauss ended the day thanking those who reached out.
A related media moron moment comes from Information Liberation:
Former ESPN reporter Chris Martin Palmer celebrated rioters burning down a $30 million affordable housing complex in Minneapolis on Thursday, writing: “Burn that s**t down. Burn it all down.”
He changed his tune after the “gated community” down the street from him came under attack.
“They just attacked our sister community down the street,” Palmer tweeted. “It’s a gated community and they tried to climb the gates. They had to beat them back. Then destroyed a Starbucks and are now in front of my building. Get these animals TF out of my neighborhood. Go back to where you live.”
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) May 31, 2020
…and then… pic.twitter.com/mCPExCsiD9
— Sean O (@Sean_O_914) May 31, 2020
Palmer deleted his tweet celebrating the affordable housing complex being burned down after widespread mockery.
Palmer should be fired.