As Mary wrote earlier today, Joe Biden officially launched his 2020 presidential campaign with a video and tweet evoking the August 2017 Charlottesville riots.

On Trump’s remarks in the aftermath of Charlottesville, Biden said:

“He said there were, quote, ‘Some very fine people on both sides.’ Very fine people on both sides? With those words the president of the United States assigned a moral equivalence between those spreading hate and those with the courage to stand against it. And in that moment I knew the threat to this nation was unlike any other I’d seen in my lifetime.”

This just. did. not. happen.

Trump did not equate “those spreading hate” to “those with the courage to stand against it.” This lie has been debunked numerous times, and was done so again today by Scott Adams:

Flashback:

In spite of all the evidence to the contrary, Democrats continue to get away with saying it.

Many on social media called out Biden’s use of Charlottesville as the primary motivator for his presidential campaign:

It had been rumored for a few days that Biden was going to make his announcement in Charlottesville. At the time, some Virginia residents expressed disbelief:

Others, including UVA alums, did not find the video amusing:

On a related note, the Democratic party’s emerging socialist wing made it official today that Biden is not their choice:

So Biden’s clearly lying, Virginia activists are aghast that he would use Charlottesville as a prop, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) Justice Dems have drawn a line in the (primary) sand against Biden.

Where is the mainstream media in the middle of all this? Dutifully (and gleefully) reporting on Biden’s much-anticipated announcement while again failing to call out his dishonest use of the out of context “fine people” quote. Their fact checkers, too, are out to lunch on this issue.

With their refusal to correct the record on this lie, the mainstream media has effectively sided with Democrats in the 2020 presidential race.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter.–