Yesterday, on his nationally-syndicated radio program, Rush Limbaugh made the following observation…
The media is viewing Minneapolis looters as protesters.But Americans protesting to go back to work? Why, those are dangerous lunatics! Americans demanding to be let out, Americans demanding that their jobs be reopened, Americans demanding to go back to work are being treated as major problems — major lunatics, great threats to the health of America — whereas the people looting stores in Minneapolis are called “protesters.”
And if you take a look, look at who has been savagely condemned by the media. It’s people reopening their businesses. Not the people burning businesses. Not people looting them. Not the people tearing them down. In the media’s world, the people reopening their businesses are being savagely condemned — or people going to a swimming pool in the Ozarks, or people going to a beach somewhere.
They’re being condemned by the media as risky, as dangerous, as uncaring lunatics. And in the media’s world, this is all because the looters and the rioters were properly triggered. Their actions are completely understandable in Mediaville, in the media world because they were properly triggered, and so they are labeled “protesters.”
“Protests that turned violent,” now. Whereas opening up businesses and going to pool parties “too soon” is “premeditated manslaughter.”
Here is a related story which is an example of just how right Rush is.
FoxNews.com reports that
NBC News came under scrutiny Thursday for allegedly telling its reporters to refer to the events in Minneapolis this week as “protests” and not “riots,” according to one of its anchors.
Craig Melvin, an MSNBC host and co-anchor of “Today,” shed some light as to how his network is framing its reporting.
“This will guide our reporting in MN. ‘While the situation on the ground in Minneapolis is fluid, and there has been violence, it is most accurate at this time to describe what is happening there as ‘protests’ — not riots,'” Melvin tweeted Thursday morning.
Melvin’s tweet raised eyebrows among critics who accused the network of downplaying the violence that took place in the city to protest the death of George Floyd.
“What kind of alternate reality is this where the mass looting and burning of businesses is not considered a riot by a news network? A protest is what we had here in LA last night. What’s happening in Minneapolis is the textbook definition of a riot. Protesters don’t loot. Period,” local Fox affiliate reporter Bill Melugin tweeted.
“Tell that to the store owners whose businesses burned down,” Media Research Center Vice President Dan Gainor tweeted in response.
“NBC says that the riots are not riots. Those ‘protests’ must have magically caused spontaneous combustion that lit buildings on fire, threw flatscreen TVs into the hands of innocent ‘protestors’ and caused hands to slam hammers into cash registers. What a wild series of events!” filmmaker Robby Starbuck tweeted.
NBC News did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
The protests in the Twin Cities were sparked by the death of 46-year-old George Floyd, a black man who died Monday after a white police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes as he was being arrested over alleged forgery.
Video footage that went viral from the arrest showed Floyd telling the police officer “I can’t breathe” as passersby begged the officers to get off him. Moments later, his lifeless body was laying on the ground.
The four police officers involved with the arrest have been fired from the Minneapolis Police Department. Criminal charges have yet to be made but a federal investigation is underway.
What NBC News did in the above article is that same thing that they have been doing for decades: viewing reality through a Liberal lens.
They, like the rest of the Main Stream Media, believe that they should decide what we, as average Americans, should believe about current events, not what we see with our own eyes.
When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. locked arms with his supporters, black and white, to attempt to make a difference in the fight against inequality, that was a protest.
What vandals and looters have been doing since yesterday in Minneapolis and New York, vandalizing property and looting stores, threatening anyone who stands in their away is called RIOTING.
While nonviolent protests can be a noble endeavor, if for a legitimate cause, rioting is a selfish activity causing destruction and violence, often leading to more death than the original excuse for the riot.
If we were still in the days of the Roman Empire, when Christians were fed to hungry lions for sport in front of the crowds at the Roman Coliseum, the Main Stream Media, including NBC News, would take the side of the lions, defending them as being undernourished.
If the policy makers at NBC News believe that they are expressing the views of the majority of Americans in this matter, then they are living in a Liberal Echo Chamber of their own design.
The vandals and looters who are taking advantage of the death of George Floyd to incite violence and steal from and destroy businesses deserve national condemnation, not “understanding”.
They also deserve to be looking at the inside of a jail cell.
Until He Comes,