You didn’t think that the thugs in the MSM would tell the truth, did you? President Trump is right. The main stream media is the enemy of the people!
“Media Falsely Claimed Violent Riots Were Peaceful And That Tear Gas Was Used Against Rioters” https://t.co/oAXU6WMQPf
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2020
For nearly a whole day, the media reported the use of tear gas in DC’s Lafayette Park with no evidence.
We now know it wasn’t true.
Every news organization which reported the tear gas lie should immediately correct or retract its erroneous reporting.https://t.co/DesRIuN135
— Tim Murtaugh – Download the Trump 2020 app today! (@TimMurtaugh) June 2, 2020
The president didn't say ONE word yesterday against peaceful protests. In fact, he said he way their "ally." The far-left #FakeNews media are doing their best to spin it.
He also didn't call Black people "thugs." Stop the lies.
Restore peace. Enough now. @realDonaldTrump
— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) June 2, 2020
Media Falsely Claimed Violent Riots Were Peaceful And That Tear Gas Was Used Against Rioters
By The Federalist, June 2, 2020
ollowing days of violent riots and looting in cities across the country, Washington, D.C., announced a 7 p.m. curfew on Monday night. About the same time, President Donald Trump addressed the nation from the Rose Garden. Afterward, he walked through Lafayette Park to St. John’s Episcopal Church, which rioters had set on fire the night before. Standing before the church sign, which reads “All are welcome,” President Trump, who previously said he’d be paying his respects to a very special place, held up a Bible.
The speech announcing the country would return to rule of law and protection of civil liberties, the walk through a park that the night before had been given over to rioters, and the visit to the vandalized historic church where every president has worshiped since James Madison, were reassuring to many in the country.
For the media, however, these actions were further proof that Orange Man Bad is literally the worst, restoring rule of law is criminal, and standing in front of a church holding a Bible is an assault on the American conscience. They focused on how the Park Police had cleared the area ahead of the city-wide curfew declared by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.
Facts were no barrier to their narrative. They spun a tale of violent, jack-booted cops running rampant through the streets over innocent docile protesters, using tear gas to clear the area. It turns out none of that was true.
Every single major media outlet falsely reported that Park Police were unprovoked when they used “tear gas” to clear the area. If any of that were true, it might mark the first time in history that cops without gas masks launched tear gas in an area that the president of the United States easily walked through minutes later.
After thousands of false tweets, print stories, and broadcast stories to the contrary, local journalist Neal Augenstein of WTOP reported that a Park Police source said “tear gas was never used — instead smoke canisters were deployed, which don’t have an uncomfortable irritant in them.” Further, the source said the crowd was dispersed because of projectiles being thrown by the “peaceful protesters” at the Park Police and because “peaceful protesters” had climbed on top of a structure in Lafayette Park that had been burned the prior night.
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