Dear Mainstream Media, Don’t You Dare Whitewash Anti-Trump Violence


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.


Hollywood said they had to.