Dear Mainstream Media, Don’t You Dare Whitewash Anti-Trump Violence
by DAVID FRENCH April 29, 2016 2:32 PM
Just imagine for a moment the shrieking outrage if Trump supporters had tried to flip a car outside a Hillary Clinton rally. Imagine the fury at the sight of a bloody man wearing a Hillary shirt. So how did the mainstream media cover the anti-Trump riot? Hot Air’s Larry O’Connor has the details:
[quote]Check out the LA Times headline: Protests rage outside Trump rally in Orange County; 17 arrested, police car smashed.
Maybe it’s me, but if your headline includes the phrase: “police car smashed,” perhaps you should go ahead and call it a riot and not the benign and righteous sounding “protest.” The Times write-up of the ugly violence begins with more apologetic language:
“Hundreds of demonstrators filled the street outside the Orange County amphitheater where Donald Trump held a rally Thursday night…”
The Washington Post used the morally-neutral term “clashed.”
Trump protesters clashed with police officers here after a campaign rally Thursday hosted by the Republican presidential candidate.
Let’s state this as plainly as possible: Nothing Trump has done justifies a violent response. Nothing. Yet the more the media whitewashes this violence and applies its typical double standard to left-wing thugs, the more the violence will escalate.[/quote]
The MSM are trying to minimize and excuse, but I don’t think it will fly. Their readers, listeners, and viewers are smarter than the MSM give them credit, and the MSM no longer have their former information monopoly.